As part of our effort to give our readers a leading role in shaping the content of Film Scoring Tips, we are starting a new exciting podcast titled Filmmakers Feedback. In every episode I will talk with a different filmmaker about how she/he approaches music submitted by a composer for her/his projects. One of the most prominent segments in the podcast will feature the filmmaker assessing music submitted by our readers and based on a short story she/he has written for the episode.
A. Bodin Saphir
Our first guest is filmmaker A. Bodin Saphir. Alexander is a successful film producer, writer and director (Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, Far), and playwright (Rosenbaum’s Rescue).
Episode I – short story
If you would like to submit your music to this episode please read the following story and notes from the filmmaker:
A nondescript hotel room. A woman in her mid 30s opens the door to a confused man of a similar age. They know each other. Why are they meeting here, in a hotel room – the man asks. The woman pulls him into the room and sits him down. She offers him a drink from the minibar. She’s nervous. He notices. He tells her to spit it out. She does. She’s always fancied him and now that they’re both single she wanted him to know … you know, in case he had feelings for her too. Does he ever! They fall into each other. Ripping off their clothes. It’s the culmination of years of pent up sexual tension and it’s glorious!
The next morning – they’re lying in bed, intertwined with each other. He’s playing with her hair. He still can’t quite believe last night. It’s something he’s wanted for a very long time. She’s quiet, withdrawn. She’s got something to tell him and there’s no easy way to say it – so she just blurts it out: she’s dying. Terminal cancer. She has weeks, a few months at best. He’s devastated, but he puts on a brave face. They hug.
Please submit a 3 minute piece of music with minute 1 focusing on his arrival and her telling him that she fancies him. Minute 2 could be the sex and minute 3 could be the next morning.
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.
Please submit your track by Wednesday May 15 at 11:59PM (BST).
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 expect to receive a large number of submissions, therefore we can’t guarantee we will assess all the tracks submitted over the span of the related episode. We will assess tracks in the order they are submitted. Thus we advice submitting your track as soon as possible. Good luck!
We have also open submissions for episode II here.