Some of the most influential films of our time would not tell the same story if it weren't for their soundtracks. Selecting music for a film requires a keen ear, an understanding of your narrative and audience, and a precise vision for the vibe and feeling that you want to create.
One obvious tactic is to match the music to the vibe of your piece, such as Wu-Tang Clan and Souls Of Mischief in the nostalgic skate scenes of Jonah Hill’s Mid90’s. However, another interesting method is to contrast the music to the visuals of your scene so drastically that it is almost ironic. Martin Scorsese is a master of this, particularly known for the fight scene in Raging Bull soundtracked by Pietro Mascagni’s rendition of Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana. The contrast between the tragic, brutal visuals and the epic, romantic classical music keeps viewers interested.
Some scenes revolve around the songs which they use, putting the music front of stage instead of purely complementary background music. For instance in Reservoir Dogs, “Stuck in the Middle With You” the cheerful song takes on a dark twist as its used in a violent torture scene. Alternatively, the iconic scene from 10 Things I Hate About You brings a new, everlasting life to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” when Heath Ledger romantically belts out 1967 classic.
Many films revolve around their soundtracks, and in these cases it can be even more helpful if your tracks are royalty-free. Unless you need a specific, modern track for the purposes of recognizability, there are hundreds of tracks that can help you get the exact vibe you want to create, without paying a fortune in royalties. Furthermore, one of our largest library sections is dedicated to cinematic and classical music, with renditions of well-known pieces, and our own cinematic creations to add drama to your film. Loudly Soundtracks is built with a multi-faceted filter and toggle system which allows you to search by genre and subgenre, as well as era, energy level, and moods.
While the time-saving aspect using a subscription-based music library like Loudly Soundtracks might seem obvious, the financial aspect of using this type of service is equally outstanding. Go to our blog post about how to cut your cost-per-production and keep on creating with Soundtracks.
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