TSHADproductions wrote:I disagree with the whole music thing. If your judging on that... maybe you should be on an audio site or something.
Music is an integral part of filmmaking, and this is a filmmaking website, so discussion of music definitely belongs here.
I mean yes, it is nice to have someone with their own music, but it definitely doesn't take away from the film.
I would say it does, especially to anyone that is familiar with film scores. In the instance of using the Batman music, for example - no matter how awesome the little indie, low-budget short film is, it's probably not as good as Nolan's Batman films. Therefore when you hear the Batman music, you immediately associate it with bigger, better films, which does the short film a disservice. Also, in story-based films, it distracts you from the narrative and instead reminds you of other
Think of Intros for basketball teams... do they make their own music? No, they borrow some epic music and do some amazing editing. No one is complaining on that.
That's completely different, though. It's a basketball team, not a movie. Two very different things.
A basketball team on its own is just a bunch of lanky guys in shorts throwing a small ball up and down a court and trying to put it into a little net. The inherent drama is pretty low, at least until you get into the game.
By associating themselves with movies, which have inherently high drama, it lifts the basketball presentation up a notch. If you're watching basketball but are hearing the Gladiator, Superman, Batman or Two Towers music, you instantly think "EPIC, AWESOME!"
The difference is that basketball and movies are totally separate, so don't conflict with each other in this context.
I'm not completely disagreeing with atom, but some of us don't have that kind of access to making our own music
All it takes is a little bit of networking. If you've gone to the effort of finding a shooting crew, a cast, all the expensive camera and editing equipment.....why stop short at finding a composer as well? It's like falling at the final hurdle.