I’m on location
I went to check out the movie location today with director Jim Eckhart and the producers, and it is stunning. Set in some of the most beautiful coastline countryside California has to offer, this is going to be a beautiful movie. A far cry from the gritty streets of LA… It reminds me a bit of Herefordshire, or maybe even Devonshire in the UK.
The acoustics here are interesting – there some slap-back from the mountains. You can see the barn in this shot that will be home to much of the action, including some of the scenes where the actors play violin and cello. As well as composing the full underscore to this movie, I’m coaching the actors how to pretend to play strings, and am recording the music they’ll be miming to.
The barn is big and empty, with lots of hard wooden surfaces. It has a nice echo, which I’m really excited about. These strings are going to sound great!
Here’s a clip of how it sounds: