Our Director had a pretty good idea of what she wanted in the score, and as the composer it's my job to give her what she wants, while also surprising her with ideas she never knew would work. ( one of My favorite parts of the job)
Writing music to an animation is much like live action film scoring, but you can get away with much more, and sometimes...much less.
Both live action films and animations need to be scored, but each one will require a different "toolbox" that the composer must work from. Different instruments, recording techniques, styles, hit and sync points, etc.
All those elements exist in both types of film, but you'l use a different kind for each. In this piece, we wanted to follow the action on screen, without "Micky Mousing" it. ( "Micky Mousing" is a term used by composers when the music exactly mimics the action on screen, think Tom & Jerry" Personally I think it should be called Tom & Jerry-ing.
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