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#1 Bob Hayes

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:41 PM

I am cutting a DP reel and I am looking for any and all music recommendations. I have been scouring my soundtrack libraries and I?m just not finding anything appropriate.
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#2 Jon Kukla

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:46 PM

What kind of music are you looking to complement it? Fast/slow, louder/quieter, etc...
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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:46 PM

What sort of thing do you have in mind? There's a lot of music out there ;)
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#4 Paul Maibaum ASC

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:08 PM

Happy New Year Bob!
I tend to go with soundtracks of films. Scores by Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman come to mind.
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#5 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:13 PM

I once used Radiohead and found out that I was picked to shoot a feature because the producer liked the Radiohead song I used on my reel. I have since been using less recognizeable indierock that accents but doesn't overpower the visuals. Radiohead type music is risky. It's used in a lot of films but on a reel it's hit or miss.
I'm not sure what's appropriate for your reel or if you're specifically looking for royalty free music but I would suggest choosing a song that says something personal about yourself. Some might think that's a bad idea but when I look at reels I often wonder why people pick certain songs. The reels I remember most had music that I identified with. Royalty free music won't give you that.

Edited by Michael LaVoie, 31 December 2006 - 07:14 PM.

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