Have a new film project that I am going after hot and heavy (it is a romantic comedy but very well shot - sort of artsy...)
I have sent the Director some theme ideas (feel based on the 'temp score' he used.) The temp music was largely from the film "About Schmidt"
Here's his email back to me.
Thanks for sending me the samples. I really like your work. I'm very open to a radical treatment for the score, and in fact would prefer something a bit unusual. I think our temp score works fine, but I think that the film would be stronger with less conventional music. Any ideas?
The $20,000 question. The words 'radical treatment' - 'bit unusual' - 'less conventional'. What tree is he barking up :?
The samples i sent him were simple piano only sketches playing the themes. He has heard my other orchestral stuff. He may like the sample but he is looking for something else.
This is a 2 million independent film that actually has some 'real actors' in it. I am getting the feeling from my conversations with him and this email he wants some personal identity with this film.
The temp score "About Schmidt" was something I could sink my teeth in (simple but very hooky themes throughout). With this new request, I feel like I am in a darkened room asked to shoot at a target, turn the lights on - if I missed then I would have to turn the lights off again, shoot (repeat ad infinum).
Any suggestions from our members here? What would be the right questions to ask back?
Many thanks in advance (I really want this gig).