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In this challenge, the movie you are scoring for is an imaginary one, perhaps a novel or short story you wish COULD be made into a film.  Score a "scene" from the "movie," and try to employ a memorable melody or two (think John Williams more than Hans Zimmer ;) ).  Use any instrumentation necessary, and keep the piece to about 10 mins max.  Also, the judges will need a description of the scene you are scoring (ie. actions of the characters, setting, etc.)  and you will be judged on:

 

-how well you capture the essence of the scene (20)

-strength of the melodic material (20)

-inventive use of orchestration (10)

 

Timeline:  3 weeks

 

I am asking for 3-5 judges for this challenge.   I will NOT be judging, since I feel like some potential contestants may find my judgements "unfair" or "biased."

 

The prize is "bragging rights"...I guess...?  And the fact that only ONE of you will be viewed as more talented than all the rest! I have posted this challenge mainly for those of you who call yourselves "film composers," but anyone can join.  There has been an extreme lack of good, innovative melodic material on this site (in my humble, unimportant opinion), so I think this challenge may be a good thing.  Hopefully some of you who have taken a back seat to more "prominent composers" on this site will finally have a chance to shine!  Oh, and I will NOT be joining in the competition either (how unfair is that, if I were to be in my own challenge!).  So good luck to all!

 

Contestants:

 

sparky

Austenite

Mr. Croates

 

Judges: 

 

danishali903

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So basically a standard orchestral prelude/tone-poem/thing since there is no film to base any effects or idiomatic material off of?

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So basically a standard orchestral prelude/tone-poem/thing since there is no film to base any effects or idiomatic material off of?

 

Yes, if you want to think of it that way!

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Sure, Sparky. Whatever you need to in order to get the "scene" across, but remember you ARE being judged on the inventiveness/way you use orchestration.

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(The contestant's list hasn't been updated, has it?)...

Nope...no one else has said they wanted to join. Oh, and I wasn't sure if you being "tempted" was a yes or no, lol.

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If we're scoring a scene then is it acceptable if the piece is relatively short? Mine is about a min and 30 seconds... then again I haven't seen many movies with music playing in any given scene for more than 3-4 min. 

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If we're scoring a scene then is it acceptable if the piece is relatively short? Mine is about a min and 30 seconds... then again I haven't seen many movies with music playing in any given scene for more than 3-4 min. 

As long as it meets the criteria I put forth, the length shouldn't be an issue.

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Guest Vasili P.

Can i take part in this challenge?

 And if it's "yes", i need to create a main theme about 4 minutes and extra another scene..(totaly 10 minutes)??

   I wish i could have the "Ok" from you!

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Can i take part in this challenge?

 And if it's "yes", i need to create a main theme about 4 minutes and extra another scene..(totaly 10 minutes)??

   I wish i could have the "Ok" from you!

 Yes, I'll add you to the list!

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Thank you! I'm glad!

 When i'll be ready, where i must send my work? 

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I'm more than halfway into my entry, but I would like you to set a concrete deadline (I have a couple other commitments as well, so I don't want to drive myself mad :wacko: ).

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Guest Vasili P.
 With my english maybe i didn't understood well, but

   from the review of Austenite #17, probably i'm not wellcomed

   in this challenge. It's ok. I respect all of you and i withdraw

   my thought.  

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I'm more than halfway into my entry, but I would like you to set a concrete deadline (I have a couple other commitments as well, so I don't want to drive myself mad :wacko: ).

Well, as I said in my original message, three weeks is the timeframe you have to work in, so that puts the deadline at July 3rd.

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 With my english maybe i didn't understood well, but
   from the review of Austenite #17, probably i'm not wellcomed
   in this challenge. It's ok. I respect all of you and i withdraw
   my thought.  

You didn't understand at all....actually...There's nothing that was said to prevent you from joining the challenge!  And you can post your pieces right here on the Challenge thread.

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 With my english maybe i didn't understood well, but
   from the review of Austenite #17, probably i'm not wellcomed
   in this challenge. It's ok. I respect all of you and i withdraw
   my thought.  

 

Hey, friend - there's no problem with you entering the contest, as long as you deliver your piece before July 3rd.

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  Forgive me, because i misunderstood your words!

     I will try maybe next time.I haven't ready the main theme right now.

   Thank you again, and sorry for this misunderstanding! 

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I know it's a bit last minute, but I would like to join.

No problem!  And I'll be extending the deadline to this Friday July 5th.

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not sure if this is still going on, but I uploaded the piece I was going to use for this challenge. 

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