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In our group there is Becky Wholley (featured left) and me, Hannah Ferreira. We are producing a 2 minute film opening of the horror genre. The Film title is Sleep Tight.
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Friday, 4 March 2011

BW- Soundtrack to our final cut of 'Sleep Tight'

As we were finally happy with the final cut of our 2 minutes film opening, it was time to begin working on the soundtrack.

Originally we had wished to use a child's music box that Hannah owned which played the song nutcracker.
We wanted to use a music box as we felt it corresponded well with the little girl and would be a common thing to find in a 10 year old girls bedroom. We intended on editing the noise recorded from the box to create a creepier slant to it.
However this music box became unaccessible (broke) and we then had to search for another source of music. We did ask around and try find a replacement music box, but it was proving too difficult and time consuming.

We then tried to create a piano piece, our friend Anna composed. We tried several different compositions and finally decided on this one...

However when watching through our opening, we felt the music made the film appear less scary, and the classical music didn't fit in with the context of our film.
To try solve this issue we approached John Cockshaw who said he would attempt to edit the piano piece recorded, to make it fit the film better.
However when we met him he said he had created something different and wanted us to have a look at it. He had instead created a piece using a range of Zanzibar Chords, Shimmering flute, Grand Piano on Garage band. Which he created to interpose with what was happening in the opening. This suited our film much better. It made the film much more tense and generally fitted the conventions of horror music.

 When played with the film it works like this...

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