What is your method to score to picture? I'm trying to learn and am using different techniques to get going.
I'm just studying on my own, but I guess first you figure out where to put the music (with the directors requests).
Then find a tempo for the scene?
Do you write a melody that fits and then expand it? Play piano to picture? Set up a harmonic structure?
I've been told a couple of times that I'm not using melody very well. I wrote this piece as a transitional piece for a TV show (just practice). It was to be for something like "Revelations".
Then was critiqued that it lacked melody. I hear a melody, so I'm not understanding what kind of melody or how it should be used to be more of a melodic piece. Is it just too much harmony?
I'm talking about the part after the harp until the StormDrums.
But most importantly, how do you attack a scene?