So you are creating your next visual epic, sparing no cost to ensure that your video elements are top notch. As you near the completion of the project there is still something missing - Music. Music can and will make or break a film. Music is what sets the tone, and conveys emotion to your video elements. Far too often music and sound elements are left as the final element in a project leaving little room for creative implementation.
When laying out any video or film project it is important to ensure that the audible elements of the production are considered throughout the entire process. In fact in most cases it can greatly help the creative editing process to start with the music before laying out your image sequences. Unless you have the budget to finance a completely custom music track it is usually best to source out your music before editing a track. That way you can match your visual edits to your music, composing a more convincing emotional piece.
Take a look below at this example video, you can see how different music styles effect the entire emotional context of the imagery. It is usually seen as a best practice to use a single composition throughout a single scene. In this case we used 5 different compositions to show how a different musical style can completely shift a viewers emotional connection.
To get you started we have put together a lightbox full of videos and music that fit nicely together: