SCORE IT!

SUBMISSIONS FOR SCORE IT! ARE NOW CLOSED.

LOVE BIRD

A love struck pigeon finds the girl of his dreams at a cafe and sets out to woo her with increasingly elaborate heartfelt gestures. When his expressions of devotion go unnoticed, it doesn’t hold him back for long! Through strong will and determination, will his love take wing?

Running Time 3:37

PREVIEW FILM ON VIMEO


HOW TO ENTER

Step 1 – Register for Score IT! and read the Director’s Notes on the film

Step 2 – Preview Love Bird and download the film from Vimeo

Step 3 – Read the criteria and create a musical composition to accompany your chosen film

Step 4 – Render the film with your composition synced and embedded as a Quicktime file

Step 6 -You can submit your composition by either downloading the entry form PDF and post your submission or complete the online entry form.

  • Post – Send your composition on DVD or USB with your completed Entry Form to: Score IT!, Queensland Music Festival, PO Box 1060, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006
  • Online – Complete the online entry form and send your file via a file sharing service such as Dropbox. Save your file using your first name, surname and category eg. John.Smith.Junior

KEY DATES

Competition Opens
Mon 23 Jan, 2017

Competition Closes
Fri 19 May, 2017

Awards Ceremony
Wed 26 July, 2017

Cameron Patrick Public Lecture (ticketed)
Fri 28 July 2017

For any enquiries please email scoreit@qmf.org.au

DIRECTOR'S NOTES

Directed by Penelope Dunn

I’m looking for fun, light-hearted music to reflect Love Bird’s overall mood. The music should complement and emphasise the comedic timing, without being too ‘slapstick’ or ‘honky-tonky.’ I want the audience to be entertained by, and empathise with, the pigeon. Incidental music may be more effective than an overall score as it would be good to highlight little moments in the composition – like when his jaw drops at the beginning, when he tilts his head, etc.

I’d like the film to start off light to set the mood, but also have the feeling that the main girl is alone among all of the happy couples. When the pigeon is introduced, he brings in more energy, innocence and happiness. A high and fluttery theme could play when the girl has her hair-blowing close-up.

The crumb-grabbing montage, the scene where he’s frantically making the portrait, and the sequence when the pigeon turns around after she ‘notices’ the portrait and they run towards each other should be more energetic, flustered/frenzied, and elated, respectively. The music for the crumb montage could perhaps be timed with the individual grabs. The high point of the film is when the heart portrait is revealed, so this should be emphasised. Minimal, sad music would suit after he’s knocked down and sees the couple.

I’d like the film to end on a high note when he sees the second girl, happy and elated, and to play up how beautiful and goddess-like she appears to him.

CRITERIA

1. The composer has skilfully manipulated musical elements and compositional devices to create cohesive music to support their chosen film.

2. The composition effectively and convincingly elevates the film, responds to the visuals and enhances the dramatic and emotional moments of the story.

3. The composer has presented an original and imaginative composition that is distinctive and demonstrates creativity and an understanding of film composition.

4. The composition demonstrates originality of soundtrack e.g. use of instruments (electronic or instrumental) and avoids the use of stock music or previously written or recorded music.

JUDGING

The judging panel will select three semi-finalists (and in some instances an honourable mention) for each category, from which one finalist per category will be awarded. The winning finalist will be announced at the Award Ceremony to be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 26 July 2017.

Judges will be scoring on the basis of:

20 % Musicality

10 % Technical Proficiency

25% Dramatic Tension

25% Originality

20 % Overall Excellence

FAQ

CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
Yes, you may enter Score IT! Senior and Score IT! Plus.

CAN I CO-COMPOSE?
Yes, you can enter with a fellow composer.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

  • Two return airfares and accommodation to Brisbane, for each finalist and supervising adult to attend the Award Ceremony on Wednesday 26 July 2017
  • Access to workshops and masterclasses on composition with Cameron Patrick and lecturers from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
  • Workshop at PixelFrame, on how to make a film.
  • Two tickets to the Cameron Patrick public lecture on Friday 28 July 2017


WHAT DOES IT COST?

Score IT! is free to enter and does not have any registration or other fees.

If you choose to mail in your composition all costs including DVD and mailing charges are the responsibility of each entrant.

Should airfares and accommodation not be required by finalists, other travel allowances may be made available. All food, incidentals and personal costs related to the Brisbane trip are at the cost of finalist.