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Knocked Off ‘The Grid!’

Daft Punk’s First In their first venture into the film-scoring arena, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel Homem-Christo of Daft Punk give audiences a brilliantly multifaceted ‘electornica-acoustic’ musical tapestry for Walt Disney’s Tron: Legacy.  This score builds a spiritually and emotionally enchanting ...

Pan’s Labyrinth Opeining: Week 6

WEEK 6 –  Filmic Context Del Toro knew exactly what he wanted to express thematically, and crafted the entire film in a way that would execute his thematic ideas at an incredibly high level.  In this opening sequence, he sets the ...

Pan’s Labyrinth Opening: Week 5

WEEK 5 –  Storytelling Thematically, this film is about integrity in the moment of choice, each choice being made increasingly difficult by the pressure of the expectation of obedience.  The girl chooses to obey at certain times, but disobey at others.  ...

Knocked Off ‘The Grid!’

Posted by MrFilmScore On February - 24 - 2011

Are you surprised that Daft Punk’s score to Tron: Legacy didn’t receive even as much as a nomination to the 2011 Oscars? Well, Mr. Film Score certainly is! Such a darn shame that this brilliant mix of electronic and orchestral scoring was overlooked by the Academy. In this article, you will hear some great examples from the Tron: Legacy soundtrack, and see what Mr. Film Score has to say about the music. Read more…

In the Studio at UCLA

Posted by MrFilmScore On February - 24 - 2011

Great “Braveheart” MockUp!

Posted by MrFilmScore On February - 22 - 2011

Mr. Film Score understands that many of you may be struggle with figuring out how to create better, more life-like mockups for various cues you may be working on. It’s always nice to get an inside look at another composer’s system and DAW file. Bruno Di Giorgi has shared some of his secrets on the web and Mr. Film Score thought you all would benefit from seeing some of his work in action. Check out this video…

Pan’s Labyrinth Opeining: Week 6

Posted by MrFilmScore On February - 21 - 2011

So, you’ve been following each Score Mechanics post for the past six weeks and have been looking for a summary of how it all ties in. How do the history, setting, story, filmic/musical languages, and “coded” references all work in the opening scene of Pan’s Labyrinth? In this wrap up post, find out how these layers have all come together to weave a cinematic tapestry that expresses an important universal theme…

Pan’s Labyrinth Opening: Week 5

Posted by MrFilmScore On February - 14 - 2011

Many artistic elements have come together, thus far. The camera has told it’s portion of the tale, as has the music. Each of these media have also shown themselves in the light of other cultural references and “codes.” How do the elements of this scene’s cinematic and musical language that we’ve looked at, so far, weave into the tapestry of the storyline of this scene of Pan’s Labyrinth? Take a deeper look…

Prague Recording

Posted by MrFilmScore On February - 9 - 2011

In this podcast, Jeff DiLucca interviews film industry recording engineer, Gary Chester. Gary’s credits include work on such films as Silence of the Lambs, Dead Man Walking, and A Bronx Tale. His most T.V. includes Discovery’s Life series narrated by Oprah Winfrey. Gary shares with us his experiences in starting his business, Prague Recording.

Pan’s Labyrinth Opening: Week 4

Posted by MrFilmScore On February - 7 - 2011

Ever watch a film and been reminded of another popular piece of media, be it film, music, or another art form? Well, these sort of “cultural quotations” are strong tools used by filmmakers to engague their audience, and communicate their ideas more economically! What other films does director Guillermo Del Toro draw upon in this film and how do they enhance the musical language of the opening scene of the film? Read more to get a deeper insight…

Pan’s Labyrinth Opening: Week 3

Posted by MrFilmScore On January - 31 - 2011

So, you’ve taken a separate look at the two main artistic languages that are telling the story: Visual/Shot Composition and Musical/Sonic Composition. Now that you’ve looked at what these two art forms have done independently of one another, see at how these two storytelling languages line up with each other. Afterward, you will have a deeper understanding of what you’ve already experienced during your first viewing. Mr. Film Score has given you a really cool chart to show you how it all lines up! Check it out…

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