“At least 50% of the success of any particular scene in a fantasy or adventure film such as ours depends upon the music.” – Ray Harryhausen
Music had me very concerned early on. Thanks to IStock Audio I was able to scour their sight to find music cuts I felt would best serve our story. I found music that elevates the visuals to something I hadn’t originally imagined. Because I found much of the music before we shot I was able to shoot certain key scenes with specific cuts in mind which helped bring a dynamic to the finished product we wouldn’t have had otherwise. The cuts were affordable and well worth the investment.
Another great site was Jamendo. There is a world of musical innovation out there and Jamendo is a haven for it.
That’s where I first heard The Gray Havens and I used their epic song Silver for a montage scene and the closing credits. Please visit their site. Please buy their music. They’re wonderful. http://www.thegrayhavensmusic.com/
Dave and Licia Radford, a.k.a. The Gray Havens.
I-Stock Audio – istockphoto.com/audio]
- Shawn Pigott ( Equinox , Ancient Oak )
- Mark Beard ( New Age Harem Belly Dance )
- Safeport Music (C_Rush Hour )
- Wooden Studio (Dark Nightmare )
- GVS Music (Baffle Pursuit )
- The Gray Havens (Silver)
- Roger Subirana Mata (Dragons, Rituals at Dusk , Ancestral Voices)
- Rod Brando (AlienAqtor)
- Celestial Aeon Project (Hold The Line, Valve )
- Stefano Targa (Budo)
- Illness Institute (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
- ADP (Buddy, Buddy )