Going three for three with news posts for you about the music of the Bumblebee movie, this time we’ve got an interview that Air-Edel completed with their very own Mark Willsher about serving as the music editor for Dario Marianelli’s score.
Could you explain your responsibilities and process when working on a feature film of this scale and how that ties in with collaborating with the other members of the music department?
Once we have settled on the versions of the cues that will be recorded and orchestration has begun, I start building the Pro Tools sessions that will be used to record the orchestra. In the case of Bumblebee I was somewhat nervous about this as the scoring sessions were going to be at Fox in LA, and I wasn’t going to be there. The main part of preparing these sessions is laying out the tempo map/click track and making certain that all of the prerecorded material is playing back correctly – both in terms of timing and balance – and also making certain that everything matches the printed score.
Again, a fair spoilers warning before you read the entire interview here, then join to the discussion on the 2005 boards!