Soundtrack for film my son is making in school.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by XavierG, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

    My son asked me to write some music for a short film he is creating for film class. The 5 minute film is about a telephone that rings constantly, but when answered, there's nobody there. I call the piece "The Telephone" . It's just a bit over 2 minutes long. Warning - It's pretty weird.
  2. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I can't really comment on if it's good or not without seeing the movie. IME, it's good if it works with the movie, period, because that's the point of soundtracks. With that said and out of the way, methinks it was pretty cool. The only thing i really can comment on is that first telephone noise. Kind of cheesy, sorry. :)
  3. I thought I was the only one that heard that music...

    Very cool man. Is he shooting in film or video? Would like to see the final product if in vid.
  4. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

    Re: "Cheesy phone ring" - yeah, well, it's supposed to be an old phone. My son and his buddy chose the sound, I just do what I'm told. :)

    F5- I'm stupid when it comes to film. I have no idea what medium it's on. All I saw was a bunch of sketches, which kinda gave me an idea of what they were going for. If it is on vid., I'll post the finished product - it won't be 'til the end of the school year (June '02).
  5. anon5458975


    Apr 5, 2001
    Sounds like a bad acid trip I once had. :D

    I like it man, it's way out there, very cool.
  6. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Well, it is definitely out there, but I like it. If I had to say anything, (Obviously, I haven't seen the film so this is probably a bit of a redundant comment) I think the soundtrack may be a bit more intense than I'd imagine the film to be. If that makes any sense.
  7. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    unique..thats all im gonna say......:D
  8. I love it, but hey I like The Residents.

    Sounds good to me!
  9. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i like it!
    i don't know why but it reminds me an old italian film about policemen. i like the bass sound too. how did you record it? which equipment and software did you use?
  10. Very trippy, you should put together a CD it would sell.
  11. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

    Equipment? ...Nothing fancy. My MIM Jazz plugged into my Korg PX3B (Pandora) and into my cheap Turtle Beach Montego II card (hope to get my new Midiman Audiophile card this week). Keyboard/synth/drum (and phone) sounds came from my Radio Shack MD 1210 Keyboard. I multitracked everything on Cool Edit Pro.
  12. Original title:p

    But when I downloaded it it was off our signature from another post, and I just went "Who writes this"

    But now the penny drops...
  13. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

    I don't understand.
  14. ahem, yes I see the problem

    Well there was meant to be a Y in there, so it said "your signature"
    Where there is clearly a link to the song,
    And I clicked on that in another thread,,and well you get the idea..

    :oops: embaressment (apparently)
  15. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i like it...i can't get the little bass riff out of my head
  16. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

    BP13, it's evil, I tell you!

    My son just showed me a more complete script. Pretty neat, actually. Let me summarize it so you guys can have a mental picture.

    The film is black & white. The setting is a old run-down apartment in a 5 storey bldg. -surrounded by other old buildings , narrow streets. The main character is tired after working all night, and is trying to get some sleep. The phone on the sidetable by the couch he's lying on rings. He picks it up, no one there, hangs up. This goes on a few times before he rips the chord right out of the wall. Just as he does this, the phone in the kitchen (a stones throw away) starts to ring. He picks it up, nobody there. Finally, he rips the phone off of the wall and tosses it out his 3rd storey apartment window. There happens to be a police car parked right below (cops investigating something else). The phone comes crashing through the police car windshield. Cops come up and arrest the man - haul him to a small jail cell. He curls up on the bunk, happy to be able to get some rest. An officer shows up with a telephone in hand and hands the phone over to the main character, telling him he's allowed one phone call. Cop walks away... phone starts to ring.
  17. AH!

    dude...whoa....this thing reminds me of this dream I once had that involved this really cool vortex like thing (wich I later babtized as the Vortekz Uv Tym And Space....wich ends up being in quite alot of my comic strips) and like I was spinning uncontrolably into this vortex and like......AH! Then I remember the rest of the dream involved some really weird ghost/slash monster kinda things..was really weird.

    Freaky I tell you lol....but still, it's really cool..listened to this thing like 5 times over....that piano parts pretty funny.
    Good job though :D

  18. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I did a video project last year. That was fun. I was suppose to be a 12-15 minute video (it had to have interveiws, various parts of the trial, and other crap, that was dull) of a Fake Trial we we doing for our class. I wanted to be the bailiff but the teacher put me on the video crew. I put clips of:
    -America (I had a "dramatic" scene in the end with an american flag blowing in the background, then it faded to credits)
    -shaft theme (i had a couple people dress up like lawyers in afros and strut to the courthouse)
    -plus others