Understanding the Director´s Vision
Soundtracks can do wonders for storytelling, in a vast array of resources. The first aim to address is to figure out how can sound best serve the director´s precise vision for this story. Understanding its needs from the very inception of the project will always result in curating the best approach for the soundtrack, that may vary from a traditional, unobtrusive subtle soundtrack all the way to bold, unforgettable unique scores and sound design, as well as everything in between
Cross disciplinary approach
In curating the best sonic language for the project, nothing helps better than integrating all other departments into the conception of the soundtrack. Deeply understanding what set, lighting, edition or FX are doing helps taylor a unique sonic language for the soundtrack. working closely and since day one with other professionals (especially writers and actors).
Curating a unique sonic identity
What themes, what sounds are unique to the story? Projects with a challenging identity / language to build: my global approach helps conflictive brainstorming because I design soundtracks uniting all different sound layers (VO, music, foley, sound design) and more importantly, their interactions. Sound becomes an integral part of the narrative In helping build the identity of a play, my first aim is always to establish the foundations for the sonic universe that best defines the project I´m writing for, covering both the music and sound design aspects of the soundtrack as well as their interaction. This means finding the most expressive sonic resources that emerge from both the text and the staging while creating a system that both supports the narrative and further provides emotion and context.
Once we know what the story is telling, what do we want the audience to feel, and when? Understanding the emotional journey that the audience will go through results in diverse resources that will help convey exactly that, at all moments. In the projects where the director´s vision so allows, the soundtrack becomes unforgettable and through it the audience can bring a piece of the story back home with them.