Score IT! Senior – LONGAWN
A lone man on the remote frontiers of the Australian outback has conceded defeat to the harsh environment and prepares to abandon his home…Yet the desert is not as empty as it seems.
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Run time: 03:45
Stop Motion Animation
Brief story summary
In Longawn, we follow a man as he attempts to ‘escape’ his decaying home in the harsh Australian outback. He first visits the grave of a lost loved one and then begins a desperate run toward the horizon. As he passes tufts of desert grass they awaken into ravenous creatures. The strange creatures pursue and attack the man and finally we see him in his dying moments … totally defeated and soon to be absorbed into the landscape.
The score for Longawn will play a crucial role in engaging and guiding the audience and complimenting and enhancing the film’s themes. I think of the film as a ‘mood piece’. That is, attention to the ‘plot’ will ideally be outweighed by the emotional and visceral experience of the film. The audience should be wrapped up in the visual and aural textures and the themes and emotions they evoke… similar to the feeling of listening to a beautiful song or piece of music. The score will be perhaps the most important factor in creating this mood and potent emotional feeling.
I would like the music to reflect the momentousness (for the character) of each scene:
I believe many styles of music could work for this film. Some possibilities that come to mind are as follows:
In the final scene, the camera pulls away from the dying/dead man as the creatures are consuming him. This final scene is long and will likely be a major point where the score will take the foreground and set the final mood/emotion for the audience. It would seem fitting for music here to be poignant/sad/overwhelming. Another possibility worth considering is setting this scene to triumphant or happy pop music. I had fun testing this with various songs (eg: Achy Breaky Heart) and I think something like this could possibly be very effective as an alternate approach.
Guiding Themes and Relevant Adjectives
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