You can check out my 30 second submission for the HPM composer contest here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gbu3lutd1cfip7e/the%20boat%20clip%20one%20jjm.mp4
The intent is for each “character” to have a musical voice and theme which begins every time that character appears on screen.
- The Boat – piano
- The House – bass guitar
- The Car – percussion
- Buster – guitar
- Wife – banjo
- Children – same guitar and banjo, pitched up two octaves and four times as fast
There would eventually be representations of the water, the bridge &c. in the full length project.
Because each theme begins as the character appears, the music will mix and mingle in new and interesting ways as the film progresses despite utilizing the same themes throughout. This is evidenced in the 30 second clip because Buster stays on the screen through two or three cuts while other things come and go. His theme carries on, and others fall in and out of sync with him.
Do please let me know what you think. The submission deadline is the end of the month.