Remember those large headphones that were perfect for a walkman? Or turning up the volume in a car stereo on a long drive. Listening to music can add a new dimension to an otherwise normal day.
There are some motion picture soundtracks that are so artfully put together that they complement a film and are stand alone feature all their own. Two of my favorite soundtracks have been: The Garden State, and The Fault in Our Stars. Zach Braff has said that he just selected songs that he really liked for the Garden State, in fact, he used several of the songs he was listening to while writing the script and he ended up winning an Oscar for the soundtrack. The Fault in Our Stars OST was compiled by two members of Bright Eyes and the soundtrack reflects the emotive feeling of the band.
One really fun activity is to compile a selection of songs and create a soundtrack for your comic that a reader can listen to in order to get a feel for the whole body of work. It is a thoughtful project that is like creating a mixed tape for a dear friend. Music has a way to stir up emotions in the reader in more ways than just the art. It helps form a personal connection to the work as a creator that the reader can eagerly participate in, too.
The soundtrack to my comic would probably be a mix of a lot of Indie Pop, Icelandic, Bossa Nova, and Jazz. How about yours?
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kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2017
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