We’ve been enjoying the Olympics in the last few days and really loving the sweeping vistas of Sochi. That got us monks to thinking, well, maybe we should feature some of our favorite recent additions to the library that can really do well for the slow-motion replays or action shots filmed from a GoPro helmet cam. Here’s a dozen tracks that we really like and think will bring emotion to your video.
Just in time to scare your friends. These fifteen tracks are perfect for the budding filmmaker looking to add some tension, suspense, creepiness so that no one minds that your hand held camera angles are making us dizzy.
1.Slowly building creepiness. [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=240]
2. Some big things are happening in this action packed soundtrack.
3. Useful for so many types of scenes where suspense and tension are needed… robberies, chases, behind enemy lines, zombies rising, bad dates…
4. Need big crash? Search no more.
5. The town is run amok with the dead. (The preview music is low resolution but final download is high quality)
6. Ghostly – yet understated and minimalist. Sounds perfect for the establishing shots of the ghost town or the new strange neighborhood.
7. Evil is lurking here.
8. Modern, cinematic scary suspenseful music from the hinterlands.
9. Perfect for a Tim Burton style animated dark and creepy tale.
10. The suspense builds as you provide the visual clues as to what the climax will be.
11. Sebastien’s creepy soundtrack seems to conjure up a dark mad man in the bowels of some bunker building a bomb. (Now that’s an alliterative title!)
12. This is a bit bombastic and over the top, but definitely lends well to a great climactic chase scene involving zombies, werewolves or just crazed slashers. Makes your indie production sound like Hollywood! Thanks Marinho!
13. Short but quite useful in a creepy ambiguous way.
Ambience is that special touch of something. It’s a Je ne c’est quoi, the special atmosphere in the room, the space. Ambience is invisible, but you can hear it and feel it. If you think of those special spaces where you felt deeply connected, there’s an aural element, whether it’s the sound of the reflected noise or the wind or colored by a slight music that is just ever so there.
These are some of our favorite tracks out of our many handpicked curated collection of ambientmusic. They pay attention to NOT draw attention to themselves. They make your visuals absolutely fabulous, invisibly.
This is a portion of a panel from the Music In Film Summit 2010. Obviously this case study example, Despicable Me, is out of the budget range of almost all independent filmmakers, but it does give an idea of all the behind the scenes things that are necessary to select and create music for a film.
Unfortunately, we don’t see the shot with and without the music, but listening to the discussion gives a broad overview of how composers and music supervisors approach storytelling aspect. I always think of scoring film as sort of like taking a big gigantic AUDIO HIGHLIGHTER through the script which I use in multiple colors to draw attention and manipulate the emotions of the audience.
This is mostly about the relationship aspect of making a film work with building a good creative team which includes Director, Producer, Composer and Music Supervisor.
This is one of the best examples of how music can be used to change the complete intention of the storyline in your film or video.
Pretty hysterical how over the top their musical choices are.
They also have a pretty clever sponsorship product placement.
Have you written a suspense filled thriller? A novel that begs for attention? You need a commercial – even just a web video? Every film has a trailer and nowadays every book needs a trailer too. Good luck trying to get your publisher to pay for and create one. But, lucky for you, we have tons of great music for you to choose from to make your simple homemade video or even a powerpoint presentation into a thrilling trailer for your bestseller.
If these aren’t enough, you can check out a collection of Suspense Music.