So I thought I'd write a bit about how Chris, the composer, and I spent the weekend discussing the music for the film....
I actually had sent Chris roughcut versions of a couple of scenes over the internet before he came to NYC. I'd render the clips from Premiere into windows media files and upload them to an ftp site for Chris to download. He's already read the script so he knew how the scenes fit into the whole film.
Over the weekend, we filmed a crew interview that you'll see in a video blog later on and then spent Monday morning talking about the music composition. We talked about the major plot points and the overall theme of the film, and how that would affect the music. I talked about how I saw the main character's arc and how he changed by the end of the film. so we came up with maybe using a melody for the character and have that sort of "grow up" as the character does. Chris brought up how he'd been toying with the idea of using some vocals in the soundtrack and I loved the idea. It meshed well with the theme of what it means to be human. Maybe the human vocals can reflect that in the music!
By all accounts, it was a thrilling weekend to meet my mate Chris that I've spoken to only over emails and IM, who lives all the way across the ocean but was sitting right in front of me! The greatest thing about working on a film is how the project brings people together. You form a little family and no matter where everyone ends up and where they are on the planet, you can always look back to that experience that bonds you together! Sorted!