Choosing the Right Music for a Documentary FilmRecently, I was contacted by Danny Groner, the manager of blogger partnerships and outreach for Shutterstock, the home of millions of royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors. Back in 2014, they launched Shutterstock Music, a collection of tracks that customers can license for a simple per-song fee. Their music collection can be browsed by genre, mood or tempo.
As a corporate video producer and DIY (award-winning) documentary filmmaker, the use of music is vital in setting the tone and mood of any of my productions. I sometimes go through 5-7 different music tracks before choosing the one I think works the best for a particular video or segment of a film.
I discussed my process at length in a phone interview I had last month with Mr. Groner for a blog post titled The Art of Choosing Documentary Music - give it a read and share your own thoughts on the subject...
Oh, and if you're looking for the right music for your video or film, check out Shutterstock. They not only have a great collection of music to fit any mood or tempo but standard licenses starting at only $49 per track. Pretty sweet.
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