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Our guest for episode IX is filmmaker Laura Scrivano (Invisible, Hanna, The Letdown).
Episode IX – scene assignment
Would you like to have our guest assess your music during the episode? Check out this month’s assignment and submit your track using the form you can find further down.
Watch the clip selected by Laura from her film “Ricochet” and find the instructions to submit your track below.
You can download a copy of the above video here:
Laura asked us to share the following instructions:
Here is a synopsis of Ricochet
Ricochet is the beginning and end of a love story. Agnes is leaving Gael, suddenly, and without explanation. Told across two time spans, through a series of vignettes, Ricochet is about the tricks of time, perceptions of love and memory’s persistent invasion of reality. Sometimes life can only be understood backwards. Unfortunately, it has to be lived forwards.
and a few thoughts on the music:
Ricochet is about memory and the way we perceive time. Music is central to this narrative as music is deeply intertwined with how our neurons process memory. The music in Ricochet needs to do more than simply set a tone or mood – its cue points are part of the storytelling structure and part of the way the characters experience this opening scene – both in real time, and then again in reverse. Much of the story takes place in Gael’s memory, it is his romanticizing of the relationship which perhaps drives the music.
A few recommendations
We kindly ask you to submit music you specifically create for this episode. Anything that we deem to be out of context will not be considered.
The submission form also serves as a legally binding license assignment document. Therefore we kindly ask to only submit music you own in its entirety. However we only ask for a non-exclusive license, meaning you will still be able to use the music on other projects.
The file format must be MP3 and the file-size must be under 5MB. In case you come up with a larger file-size please re-compress it using a lower bitrate. To make sure we’ll sync your music correctly please include the sync pop that you can hear on the number “2” of the initial countdown (at timecode 00:59:58:00).
Please submit your track by Thursday February 13 at 11:59PM (GMT).
Submit your music here
Please use the form below to submit your music:
If the form should not work with your device/browser please use this page instead.
We will only play a few submissions during the show and we will assess tracks in the order they are submitted. Thus we advice submitting your track as soon as possible. Good luck!