Innocence (Film Score) by Conaugh published on 2013/04/18 18:07:15 +0000 This is taken from a short film clip that I scored the opening to. It still needs some refinements, but overall I'm quite happy with it :) The clip (from the opening of Ghost in the Shell II) was particularly interesting to score because the visuals can be interpreted in a number of ways. My decision was to write a score that started with a build up of sounds and textures which then moves into a more instrumental section, ending with more sounds. The instrumental part raised a few issues, the biggest being that the whole thing is based on a simple one-bar ostinato, so maintaining interest was difficult. I got around it by layering up instruments and melodies in an interesting way, and not allowing the piece to climax too early. My reasoning for using a simple ostinato is because I felt this section is more structured and mechanical, with the body slowly being put together. The driving motion of the ostinato represents a kind of robotic and orderly undertone, while glorifying life by using the pure-sounding choir. I very much wanted to make this act of creating ‘life’ seem like a good thing. I actually had a lot of fun playing with lots of plugins in Logic while doing this clip, mostly in the opening music but also in the instrumental parts: before this, I had no idea how to create my own synth sound! The Ringshifter was particularly useful in the bass lines because it produced a throbbing sound, which was trying to emulate the feeling of being underwater (or in a robotic ‘womb’).