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    Movie Music Challenge #7

    The Movie Challenge is up and running again. Sorry for the long delay. Reber Clark’s Movie Budget has come in and he presents us with this new challenge. Reber Clark has chosen the following clip for us to compose music.

    Here are the links:

    http://home.comcast.net/~reberclark/Movie Challenge 512Kbps Video 640x480.wmv

    http://home.comcast.net/~reberclark/Movie Challenge 512Kbps Video 640x480.mov

    The rules of the contest are listed below.

    Best of luck to you all and let’s make some movie magic!

    The Rules:

    1) Your entry should have substantially been created using Garritan libraries (GPO, JABB, Strad, Gofriller, Marching Band, etc. – if there are etc’a). After all, this is a Garritan Forum Challenge.

    2) You must use the video clip in its entirety, "as is," without editing.

    3) You may enter as many times as you'd like, as long as each entry is substantially different.


    4) Rules will NOT be altered during this event, but suggestions will be accepted for the NEXT challenge.

    5) You may not alter the video in anyway. To keep the challenge uniform the video clip is to be the same for all contestants.

    6) The winner is chosen after the entries have been posted anonymously on the NSS forum, and the forum members have voted for their favorite in a poll. How the forum members judge which is their favorite is totally up to them.

    7) The winner of the
    Challenge wins nothing, except the acclaim of the forum, and the honor of setting the next Challenge.

    8) The
    Challenge Setter may enter his or her own Challenge. (Please read, yes, he or she may enter their own contest. Why not? Everyone has all the same info.)

    9.) The
    challenge setter and participants should keep their file sizes down to facilitate portability (4 to 7 Mb).

    Deadline: Friday, July 9th

    Discussion: This is two weeks after the Orchestration Challenge and should offer enogh time to contestants in both arenas.


    ENTRY SUBMISSIONS


    Send your video files to wfrayer@roadrunner.com


    ENTRY FORMAT - NEW

    Format: .mov, .wmv, or .mp4 - PM if there's a problem
    Resolution: 320 x 240
    Video Bitrate: 256 kbps
    Audio: 192 kbps Constant Bitrate 44.1 kHz Mp3

    File Size: Max 10 Mb
    We dream to write and we write to dream.

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    Re: Movie Music Challenge #7

    Awesome clip! This should be fun!

    Jon

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    Re: Movie Music Challenge #7

    This is great! Looking forward to some awesome entries! Best of luck to all.

    Even though it's allowed by the rules I will not be entering this year. I think the previous winner should lay out a year.

    BUT I will be viewing and voting!

    Again, best of luck to all!
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

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    Re: Movie Music Challenge #7

    OH BOY!!!! Now I've watched the clip--One of my absolute, all-time favorite monster movies from the '50's, "20 Million Miles To Earth"--created by the completely brilliant special effects wizard, Ray Harryhausen!

    Brilliant. I strongly recommend people not be intimidated by the film's great original score. Don't find the film to listen to it!

    MMMmmm, so juicy--1950's, rip-roarin' science fiction, scary monster stuff---LOTS to spark the musical imagination.



    THANKS YOU GUYS!
    Randy

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    Re: Movie Music Challenge #7

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    Re: Movie Music Challenge #7

    Hi, Bill - You probably noticed some of the discussion about the Orchestration Challenge. The idea for both of these contests is to use Garritan Libraries, as you said. Indeed!

    What I'm hoping is that we can allow entrants to use sound effects if they want to, just as they are allowed that in the Orchestration Challenge. Sound effects as in sounds that are totally non-musical and not to be found in Any soft synth musical libraries. Things like explosions, wind, what not.

    Sound effects and music are of course mixed in almost equal parts in most movie trailers, and a monster movie clip like this really lends itself to the use of sound effects.

    Something else just occurred to me - part of the film composer's challenge is to have his music work well with the sound designer's tracks, so there's also that bonus exercise if SFX are added.

    I hope that sounds good to you?

    Randy

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    Re: Movie Music Challenge #7

    Randy,

    I see nothing wrong with sound effects. I have added my own at times. Instruments should be Garritan unless Garritan library doesn't offer it.

    Best,
    Bill
    We dream to write and we write to dream.

    Challenge #10 Winner

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    Re: Movie Music Challenge #7

    Quote Originally Posted by wrayer View Post
    Randy,

    I see nothing wrong with sound effects. I have added my own at times. Instruments should be Garritan unless Garritan library doesn't offer it.

    Best,
    Bill
    That's great, Bill. The music itself 90%+++++ Garritan is indeed critical, and really should be a no-brainer for anyone here at Gary's Forums.

    Oh my - I may have to try and squeeze yet one more thing into my schedule. This clip choice is just so fun!

    Thanks, Bill. I think we're set on what's supposed to happen.

    Randy

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    Re: Movie Music Challenge #7

    Bill and I discussed the possibility of having images of two people in a room, cutting back and forth with a few facial expressions then letting the composers add music to describe the inner dialog that was occurring. Lots of possibilities.

    Maybe in a future offering?
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

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