Friday, March 19, 2010

Affording a soundtrack for an indie documentary

It may be putting the cart before the horse (or it may NOT be) but I've been thinking about soundtrack options for the film for quite some time. A site that I've used for unrelated projects at work is (we used their content as the background music for our eCards). This site is run by Partners in Rhyme, and their compilation sets of royalty-free music had caught my eye as an affordable possibility for a film soundtrack.

I'm leaning towards upbeat and happy music, both because I like it, and because the film's overall mood warrants it. I haven't settled on anything specific, with the exception of a closing credits song. I keep coming back to this track by Dan Gautreau as my closing score. Take a listen, for the creepy audio watermark if for no other reason. :) This track just feels "right," and the fact that it has continued to feel that way is a sign to me that maybe it is. For me, it captures both the "keep on keeping on" vibe of the independent designer as well as the friendships and good times of designer board gaming.

There's another option in the mix, though, a member of the board game community who also happens to be a composer is interested in collaborating. I welcome the expertise of course, and anything that benefits the film the way an experienced film score composer would is worth serious consideration. If I can make it work out, I will, because I also really like the idea of involving people who care about the hobby in the process. I'll talk more about this once things are confirmed, I don't like to jinx myself as a general rule (which is why I didn't talk about the fact that I was interviewing Klaus Teuber at Essen until it actually happened!)

Anyway, I welcome thoughts about the track sample above. Upward and onward! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I just wanted to say that I'm really excited for your upcoming documentary =D. I think the song you are thinking of choosing for your closing track is really nice. The preview you posted was amazing and has me even looking forward to the final product even more.

    Anyway, I'd love to somehow offer support or something to what you're doing. I've been making shorts and have worked on wedding videos for quite some time now, and I've always dreamed to create or be apart of a documentary. I've only recently become involved in eurogames/designer games, but I'm a long time gamer, videographer/editor, and all-around geek.

    Thanks for your time, hope to hear from you!

    -John Nobbs II