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Pat Smith and I are collaborating on the new film "Masks". I did audio for two of Pat's previous films, 'Drink' and 'Delivery'. Not only is this the first score I've done for Pat for a movie that doesn't start with the letter D, but we also completely inverted the usual director/score dynamic.
Pat asked me to come up with a few different audio ideas, then he picked one for me to develop further. Now he's off animating to the music (poor bastard - do you have any idea how slow and tedious traditional hand-animation IS ?!? It's horrible), and when he's got some pencil-tests and imagery and storyline fleshed out, I'll write more music and make edits. This is a very fun way for the audio person to work, compared to the usual "Dude! I love XYZ Band - write something that sounds just like them!".
The score uses a lot of processed voice (basso profundo AND falsetto), random items lying around the studio, and heavily de-tuned guitars. I work mostly in Apple Logic.
Anyway, for the next few months I'll just be surfing and drinking Caipirinhas while poor Pat toils in NYC, the days getting shorter and shorter, darker and darker... Stop by patsmith.com with your sympathy messages - and tell him to hurry up, I want to see how this crazy thing turns out.
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