Be careful how you “hit” or “sting” moments

Music Tips for Filmmaker

“Hitting” or “stinging” is when the music comments on an action, cut or dialog that’s happening on camera. Hitting something in an obvious musical way can be very effective, for example that big scare in a horror film when a monster jumps up at a victim. But like so many things in life, all good things in moderation. Often it’s best to have subtle hits, where the music change is there but understated.

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