Hitting the Keys
It is hard for me to picture a film without music. No Country For Old Men is one of the few movies that was able to provide an amazing emotional ride sans a film score.
For me though, music has a tremendous role in the outcome of a successful film project. The music for the story often begins during the scripting stages. I can hear tones, sounds, rhythms in my head as I work on the story. Even much of the editing process relies on the tempo of the music, the BPM, and so on.
For Guardians, I only had four weeks to put the music together in order to deliver the show on time. So I basically locked myself in a room for that entire time working on this score. I smelled pretty bad.
After the last note was recorded, I was surprised at how much evolution went into these songs from their starting to ending points. I always envisioned a theme for the villain in the story and after many hours playing around with it I settled on a simple octave-jump. It did the trick. Sometimes the simplest solution is in fact the best.
The show would not be what it is without the score and I am delighted to be able to share it with everyone for free.
Guardians is now available on Apple Music & Spotify! If you would leave me a review or give it a share I would greatly appreciate it.
And of course all five episodes of Guardians is now streaming exclusively on Pure Flix. Enjoy!