Hello fellow GPO users!
Well, so far I've scored music for a commercial and now I'm doing my first "real" movie. When I say "real" I mean that I've scored to storyboards and scripts, but this is my first score that I actually have a movie (DVD in quick time format). I apologize if this is a bit off topic, but I know that from lurking on this forum that many of you have experience in scoring film and such. Excuse me while I ask permission to pick your brains... ready, this won't hurt if you hold still!
I'm am currently in school now for composition and music theory. When I create scores I use Logic Pro on my MAC G5 and I use GPO. Now, the movie was sent to me and I copied it to my HD and I have it as a quick time movie. It's a short, approx. 20 minutes long.
I do realize that you all use many different methods of scoring and different software programs to accomplish the task. What I'm asking for is the different ways that you do your scores for movie using software. Once I'm done with school, I'll be able to score my music on paper and then have it played. One of the other perks of being a music student is that I know enough people that play instruments to have a small orchestra
I'm working with a small team in Hollywood and no one is gettng paid as of yet. These guys are on the ball though, they filmed 5 movies last month. They'll send me new film each time I'm finished with the other one. For now what I do is lay out the movie in Logic on a video track and then score small parts of each scene. My question is should I do a scene and save that song and then open up a new song and score a different scene and on and on. *OR* Should I just score the whole movie in one Logic song?
The only problem with the latter one is that the movie could requirea great number of tracks which shouldn't be too hard on my Dual G5, but I bet it can get taxing. Any info is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Sorry for the novel!