Animation

A good ol’ Disney family Christmas

Posted in Adventure, Animation, Arrangement, Comedy, Counterpoint, Instrumentation, Light Music, Orchestration, Texture on September 30th, 2009 by leslieq – Be the first to comment

I really do not know what’s wrong with me at the moment. I seem to have swallowed a happy pill by mistake. I can’t stop writing jolly music at the moment. Could this cue get any more infectious? Featuring sleigh bells; horses; chimes; things that go ting and other things that flutter – it’s all in here. Is it all too gratuitous? Leave comments and let me know.

Enjoy the moment while it lasts:

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I promise the next few posts are definitely going to feature compositions of much darker moods.

Revision: Mischief Managed

Posted in Adventure, Animation, Instrumentation, Orchestration, Texture on September 29th, 2009 by leslieq – 2 Comments

Along the same lines as Comedic Antics, I’ve revised the previous Mischief Managed cue to incorporate some more ideas.

Here is the revision:

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This is a cue intended for an animation with no dialogue. It is written and orchestrated in the ilk of the old Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons where the music is often required to carry the slapstick and plot forward.

Revision: Comedic Antics

Posted in Adventure, Animation, Arrangement, Comedy, Counterpoint, Cues, General Musings, Instrumentation, Orchestration, Rhythm, Technique, Texture on August 18th, 2009 by leslieq – 2 Comments

By far the most frequent comment I get from visitors and those who lend me their ear is that my audio samples are too short and they want to hear longer developed pieces. For a number of reasons—usually down to time and the fact that many are simply exercises, these samples are kept short. That said, SMN required me to send a longer sample track for panel review so I revised Comedic Antics in to more of a ‘piece.

Here is the revision:

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In time, I’ll work out a way to incorporate some of my longer-format works, including music for concert platform into this blog. However, first things first, I need to better organise my audio player. Coming soon…