Public Enemy – Recording the Film Score

In 2014 I recorded this film score for the director who made “Daddy’s Little” (I won Best Film Score at the 2013 48 Hr Film competition for it). However, he didn’t like the score and ultimately what I had to turn in to make the director happy was work for which I was not proud.

This version worked really well!

His film looked like a 70s buddy cop thing (he thought it looked like an 80s show…so he wanted an 80s sound), and the whole thing was a play on the plight of the African Americans who are targeted by police, so I thought using some music that had been culturally appropriated by “whitey” was the best place to go artistically, but alas, these are the reasons I ultimately got out of composing for film directors. Movie guys generally don’t understand the artistry of sound.