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Vienna Instruments Althyria film score
Last post Thu, May 16 2019 by William, 4 replies.
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Posted on Tue, May 14 2019 01:46
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5329

Here are some excerpts from the score I did to "Althyria The Motion Picture" using all Vienna Instruments - Dimension Strings, Solo Strings, Solo Flute, Harp, Percussion.  The film is a small-scale psychological story, so I used very intimate sounds for the ensemble with the solo and Dimension strings, along with solo flute.

Althyria

Posted on Tue, May 14 2019 20:17
by tchampe
Joined on Wed, Apr 25 2018, Posts 35

Very cool stuff, Bill. I was thinking that it reminded me of Franz Waxman so I went back and listened to the Bride of Frankenstein sound track. I decided that I must be thinking of something else. Was there a particular one of the old time film composers that you were inspired by in creating this score?

Posted on Thu, May 16 2019 05:32
by holywilly
Joined on Mon, Jul 08 2013, Posts 47

Very very very nice writing and sound!!

May I asked what is your Dimension Strings setup? Are you using Xfade for longs and legato? Are you using MIR Pro for DS? 

The Strings sound very very natual and expressive!

Posted on Thu, May 16 2019 12:23
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5329

Thanks Tom and holywilly!

The style was not a particular composer but instead the "leitmotif" film score style that was used a lot in the 1930s-40s. I think the orchestration was inspired by the small ensemble used on Val Lewton films by Roy Webb who did really great impressionistic scores for those films.  

This has a lot of crossfade since the Dimension strings even though they are individual players allow perfect crossfades. It also has all four Solo strings and Chamber cellos along with the Dimension strings.  The mix was in MIR Pernegg with about -19 dry overall.  I used MIR EQ on the violins to get them darker in the high range, also harp and cello in the low range.  

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