A friend and I got into a discussion of soundtracks within movies, my favourite genre of movies is Action / Thriller.
I have always wanted to get involved when a movie is being filmed either on set whether it be helping the camera person or sound engineer maybe even behind the scenes i.e. editing or making soundtracks.
One challenge my friend threw at me was to create a soundtrack for an action movie. The scenes is where the main character has just broke into a room within a house or apartment and the objective is to search for that all important item and recover it.
Th item can be anything you want it to be, here are some examples…
- A disc with sensitive files on it which determines the fate of the person holding onto it
- A USB memory stick which houses information of corrupt government individuals
…you get the idea!
There is no-one within the room you need to search but you, however outside this room and littered outside of the house or apartment are security guards carrying guns, take the gun away and you are faced with highly trained close combat fighters.
The main character needs to be in and out without getting caught or face a hell raising fight for survival in a furious blood shed battle.
So how will the music go?
Well after some playing around with sounds midi files and recording shakers and tambourines and the help of Garage Band and Ableton, this is what I thought the background music should sound for the above scene.
So what did you think? Leave me your comments below.