My name is Ilan and I'd like to hire you to design the sound/music in a film project.
The overarching project has been as follows. Over the past year I have been making a film with zero creative input of my own, using only freelancers from UpWork (many of whom were not professionals in the field of work they were hired to complete). I divided the stages of making a film into seven Phases: writing, storyboarding, directing, editing, sound score, color correction, PR/release, and on an extremely limited total budget of $100 hired a different freelancer from a different country for each subsequent phase.
Using this format I've been making three films simultaneously. They were written in India, Egypt, and Jamaica - Storyboarded in Ukraine, Bangladesh, and Argentina - Shot in Russia, Ireland, and Germany - Edited in Sweden, Spain, and Belgium - and now it's time for them to be musically scored.
I would like you to score ONE of these short films. To give you an idea of scale each script is 10 pages long and resulted in an edited film ranging from 15-20 mins.
In my mind these last steps are crucial to the success of this project. Up until this point the people on this project have never created anything like this. This is an opportunity to truly and unironically define in what each film is about.
This process should result in one audio file, the exact length of the film you receive, which I will deliver back to the editor who will drop it into the film, and mix it in with the audio.
The ideal applicant is simply excited to score a film and be part of a worldwide project. Most importantly they must be a creative problem solver who appreciates the high quality of work that can result from a challenging situation. They must be able to follow the guidelines while insightfully and creatively shaping the material. The ideal applicant is not necessarily a professional or experienced musician...I am far more interested in people with less experience who are excited to take this seriously.
This can be done by anyone, anywhere. You can use analog or digital instruments, can bring in as many other musicians as you like. It's all entirely up to you.
The material you will be given may seem somewhat brutal, but it can 100% be shaped into something amazing. That is where you come in.
The plan will be to show these films in the locations where they were produced. Based on my history of showing work abroad I am very hopeful that this is a real possibility.
This entire film is getting made for $100. The writer was paid $10, the storyboard artist was paid $10, and after this step the Colorist, and PR will each be paid $10 which leaves you with $10 - you can use this as you please: keep it for yourself, use it to buy beer for other musicians who help you, whatever.
You will be provided
1) A link to a the first cute of the film
2) a short set of instructions that outlines the process just as I've described here as well as some practical considerations such as not using copyrighted music, file format, etc.
For the sake of transparency this is the budget Structure for Film
1. Writing - $10.00
2. Storyboard - $10.00
3. Shooting (Directing+ 3 Actors) - $40.00
4. Editing - $10.00
5. Sound Score - $10.00
6. Color Correction - $10.00
7. Release - $10.00