Be A Good Sport(s)
Lights, Camera and Lots of Action
For you guys/gals in the trenches who are really trying to up your game by underscoring sports or action scenes with contemporary music, here are a couple ideas you may have not yet explored. Sure, a hard driving rock track may be your de facto choice, but perhaps a little extra effort will reap accolades from your director and producer on your sports oriented show.
What if (for example) you take that shot of a fishing line being cast into the water and apply the slo-mo effect? Under that shot you use a pastoral music track like “Twilight Textures” from Super Themes. Suddenly, what was a ho-hum stock shot becomes a magical, wistful moment. When you edit the fish striking the line, cut to a music track like “Swamp Dirt Twistin’” from Project Platinum. This driving hick hop track married to the battle of landing the fish will reinforce that outdoor ambiance while giving the scene a hip vibe.
Or if you’re working on a motorsports show, apply the same principal. For example: edit the pit crew prepping the car for takeoff—lifting the rear end, changing tires, filling the tank, adjusting the spoiler, etc.—into a very fast montage. Then apply the slo-mo effect with the same type of pastoral music. Just as the car is about to go, break into a hard driving track like “Dark Swamp Adventure Part 2” from Powertrax AV. Suddenly the danger of the track and what the driver is about to face comes to life.
We here at CSS Music know adding such touches requires a little extra time. But we believe you’ll love the process of trying these tricks and your end results will be well worth the effort.