Frequently Asked Questions
We like what we do because filmmusic is at the heart of effective story-telling. To use specially composed music has many advantages for producing documentaries. Please read on to learn more:
- Why should I use specially composed filmmusic?
- Why should I work with musicfordocs.com?
- Who are musicfordocs.com?
- How much money is this going to cost me?
- I am on a small budget: can musicfordocs.com still do something for me?
Why should I use specially composed filmmusic?
If you use stock music or music from a cd for your project there might be several problems you will encounter. First, if you want to show your project to an audience you have to clear all the musical rights. This is usually a time consuming and expensive process. Not to mention the fact that it might not be possible to clear certain music rights. Especially if you want a theatrical release of your film or documentary this music clearance can turn into an absolute nightmare. Secondly; the music might not fit your editing and directorial needs very well, because the music was not originally composed for a specific scene in your project. If you work with composers who are dedicated to your project you get the best possible solution. Musicfordocs.com composes with full clearance of rights so you can show your project wherever and however you want. Also, Musicfordocs.com composes the music especially for your project so it will always be the right music for the right scene.
Why should I work with musicfordocs.com?
Musicfordocs.com has a unique working process. At an early stage we discuss the project with you in detail to get a sense of the style and atmosphere. On the basis of this discussion we create what we call a tag line melody. We'll make a simple straightforward arrangement and consult with you. If you agree that this melody is suitable for your project, we'll start working on some basic arrangements in different styles. Working with a tag line melody will enable you easy sound editing. Changing moods in the film will be more easy, because all the pieces for the film will be written in the same key. After agreeing on the different styles and moods we start making more complete arrangements. Depending on budget and style, you will decide if you want us to work electronically or with a full orchestra or with a smaller ensemble. You will be able to use our electronically created soundtrack during filming and editing. After you are finished with the edit, we will record the music for the finished film, allowing room for details, micro-arrangements and mood changes. This will give your project a unique quality.
Who are musicfordocs.com?
Musicfordocs.com has been active for more than twenty years, creating music for plays, television shows, documentaries and musicals. We also write songs for performing artists in popular and more classical styles. Musicfordocs.com is Bart Dart (1962) and Alexander Vos (1963). They have known eachother for more than thirty years and have been making music together since their early teens. This long musical friendship allows them to work fast and creatively.
How much money is this going to cost me?
This will depend on your choice. Using an electronic soundtrack is of course cheaper than using a full symphony orchestra. The more detail you want in the soundtrack to more time consuming it will be. If you just require a basic theme and some basic electronic arrangements it can be as cheap as a thousand Euros. A full documentary score for orchestra will cost about five thousand Euros (excluding the orchestra). If you want an electronic soundtrack with some added natural instruments it will be cheaper. With musicfordocs.com you will always know in advance what the costs will be and there will be no surprises later on.
I am on a small budget: can musicfordocs.com still do something for me?
Usually we can work with almost any budget. Don't forget we also have a huge library of our own music that can be adapted to your project's needs. It probably would be worth your while to contact us and discuss your project.