First meeting. Looked at a rough storyboard and discussed some ideas. We both agreed that the music is going to be extremely important. The type of music is still open for discussion but it obviously needs to be written specifically for the piece with tempo changes and mood changes to reflect the characters actions/moods.
My first opinion is that classical instruments will work best rather than anything electronic. With this in mind I’m not going to attempt the music with sampled instruments although it’s possible I think attempting it would eat up to much of my time. I’ve arranged to record 3 different musicians response to the piece as soon as I get the animatics. This is just a starting point so I can just get a feel of how different instruments will work (violin, piano, guitar).
I want to get the music finished on this project before I begin the sound design which seems strange but because the piece lends itself to music so much I want to design the sound effects around the music so as not to cloud the mix. The sound may well become part of the music itself.