COMPOSERS: Please refer to these notes when contributing to our Octopus Moms score. CONTRIBUTE HERE
NOTE: You can find the Voice Over for this short film HERE.
Octopus Mom Score Notes
For this score, we’re looking for something soft, sweet, and pretty. Something like a lullaby, in that it should be soothing and ‘motherly’. My instinct says we want something very melodic...But of course, one that supports the voiceover and doesn’t overtake it. Probably a slower tempo, to help achieve that goal, and so things have a chance to breathe. But it might match well to work at a slightly brisker tempo, too. Also, a bed of pretty chords without a foreground part could work well instead of something very melodic.
The tone of the piece shifts a few times throughout between something kind of cute and something more wistful. But it might be a bit much if the music works too hard to follow it, because those shifts happen pretty quickly. So I would suggest keeping it more like a long, continuous piece, playing through the whole length, more like a ‘song’, if you will, rather than something like a cartoon score, where the music comments on every new angle the picture and story presents. That said, the last 30 seconds or so definitely shift to a place that would be appropriately done with a more wistful tone, as we reveal the ultimate sacrifice the Octopus mom makes for her offspring. Other timing suggestions as follows:
01:00:00:00-01:00:05:08-- These first few seconds of silence before the VO comes in is a good spot to present a musical "introduction" which completes itself before...
There's a bunch more things to resource in this...but wanted to get the full, rough idea posted!
It all renders quite beautifully (icon is full render, but with props still not placed and many details still coming!) But there's some scene changes on the way and some new animations from Lauren's sweet little octo characters!
So...without further fishing around...
COMPOSERS: Compose a Score for our Octopus Moms animation. Please check out THESE NOTES for more direction.
NOTE: The deadline for this request is Wednesday, January 14th.