This weekend I plan on making a significant leap into RECAPTURING CUBA. The most challenging obstacle going into this score is the limited budget. Itís not like thatís never been a factor before but for this project I think weíre pushing the limits of what one can expect to do. Itís always fun to figure out the budget puzzle but weíll do what we can and in the end the director and I are confident weíll have a cool score.
The approach Iím taking is trying to make each cue that I come up with a finished product. In other words, not merely a demo to play for the director. Iíll try to make these cues as ready to go as I can and then when we take my tracks into the studio to mix with the live performers tracks itíll give it that well needed human touch. Instrumentation is still being narrowed down but itíll probably be a little here and a little there from several instruments.
Last night I wrapped up all of my timing notes, prepared all of the sequence files in Digital Performer, and continued with a little more research into Cuban music. Iíve started laying down some experimental ideas so starting tomorrow Iíll need to turn what ideas I have into music for the film.
There are eighteen cues for the twenty-five minute film. Most of them are short (around a minute or less). Iíve grouped them together according to their relationship to the story and am just about ready to connect the dots. Thereís not a lot of time so Iím hoping to make significant gains this week so that we could perhaps go into the studio the week after next.
The blank canvas still stares back at me but Iím ready to pick up my brush.