Music is an important part of every film, helping to set the tone, and the mood of each scene.
Choosing what song you are going to use in each film can take hours and hours, going from track to trying, trying to find one that works best.
Here are my three tips for choosing music, that can help speed up the process.
The first thing you need to do is to think about what mood you are trying to set for your film.
This is the most important part and will define how you continue.
If you are wanting the scene to be sad, then going with a slower tempo, classical piece, could work a lot better than, some high tempo, Hip Hop.
What pacing are you wanting for the scene? Do you want it to be fast, full of energy and action? Or do you want to slow things down, pulling the listener to the edge of their seat?
Tempo can control the feelings of your viewers.
As mentioned earlier, genre is a very important part of choosing music. For example, a scene where your main character is opening up about hours they have faced in the past, may not work with some dirty punk riffs in the background.
Likewise, a scene where your character realises they have made it in life, may not work with some sad folk music playing.
Figuring out what genre will fit the tone of your movie is an important part of the puzzle.
Narrowing your search by genre, mood and tone can help you find that perfect track faster.
In this video, we look at how you can add titles & subtitles to your films, as well as how you can optimise your film for different platforms, exporting at the perfect settings.
Adding sound to your film can enhance the story, adding emotion, depth and intrigue. Here's how you can sound design your films in Davinci Resolve.
For part three of my Davinci Resolve guide, we are going to be diving deep into my process for color grading films in Davinci Resolve.
I walk you through my video editing workflow in Davinci Resolve which I use on my documentary and client films.
Organising your video projects is the best way for you to edit films efficiently. Here are my top tips.
Creating project templates is a great way to speed up your edit when you produce regular content with similar assets, such as a TV series or YouTube videos. It is a pretty simple process in Davinci Resolve and will save you a lot of time.
Here's how you can create an audio visualiser for music, podcasts & videos in Adobe After Effects.
This tutorial looks at how you can install and use Lightroom Presets.
Learning how to tell stories with a single frame, can help you to tell stories in film.
Correctly exposing your videos is the first step to achieving a cinematic look.