Now that composing the Ladyhawke alternate score is finished, it’s time to look back. Here’s some numbers about the project:
- The total running time of the movie is 1 hour 58 minutes (118 minutes).
- The alternate score consists of 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) music. (This is a little more than the original soundtrack by Andrew Powell who let the music pause between some scenes that I connected musically.)
- I started with composing the main titles before christmas 2017 and finished the whole score a few days ago, roughly amounting to 3 months time.
- In that timespan there were 75 days on which I composed music.
- Based on update timestamps of my project files I worked on the score for 304 hours (including mixing).
- My average composing session was 4 hours long.
- I saved my project file 83 times to a new version.
- There are 33 scenes/tracks. Actually there is one more, but it’s brief and musically not so interesting, so I haven’t included it in the final score.
- There are 150 sync points with changes of mood or scenery or on-screen actions that needed to be reflected in the music.
- The tracks are in average 2:20 min long. The shortest track is 34″ long, the longest 4’55”.
- The project makes use of 80 instrument tracks, each one containing an instrument or articulation of that instrument.
- The audio/mixing application holds 107 channels including group and effect channels with 25 effect plugins (equalizer, reverb, compressor…).
- The music is based on 5 themes/motives: Curse Theme (Main Theme), Navarre’s Theme, Isabeau’s Theme, a motif for Philippe (rarely used) and the Bishop’s Theme (mainly used as a theme for his guards).
I hope you found that interesting and feel inspired to binge-listen to the alternate score which will be made available on this website very soon. Meanwhile I invite you to watch the Ladyhawke Alternate Playlist on YouTube!