So I've often wanted to write a movie soundtrack. Of course that's never going to happen in real life, but there's nothing stopping anyone from making up an imaginary movie and writing the soundtrack for it.
I sketched out the opening credits scene to a spooky movie when writing my Halloween challenge piece, and then it occurred to me, why not sketch out a whole movie, indicate where the musical cues go, and write the soundtrack? So I've started expanding on my spooky movie sketch. The script will probably be pure rubbish and it will contain a lot of dummy filler material like dialogs consisting only of "blah, blah, blah", but at least there will be enough character, plot, and scene information to establish a context for the music. It always helps me to write a piece of music if I have a solid idea what the piece is about.
So far I've written only the opening credits cue, and added enough script material to require three more cues, which I will write next. Then I'll add some more script, add some more music, etc. etc. It should be a fun project. (I can't wait to see how the story turns out, as I don't have a clue where it's going to go.)
My movie is a romantic comedy with a twist of the supernatural. Any one who is interested can see what I'm up to at SPOOKS! - The Movie
GPO is just so much fun! Garritan has given us what might best be described as empowering technology.