I mentioned last time that I was nearly finished with Papercuts Episode 7, with the last remaining components being of the audio variety. Well, today Tim finished and delivered his ninth composition for the series, I plugged it into the edit along with a handful of other freshly-minted audio elements, and Debt of Gravy-tude was finished. And released - you should see it embedded a paragraph or two down from here.
I hope you've been taking note of the music in Papercuts. Like the visuals, every last bit of it has been specially created for the show - no stock footage, stock score, or stock anything around here: I took the decision relatively early on in Production Block A, last spring, that since I was going to so much effort over the project anyway, I may as well go that bit further and record all my own sound effects too. But the point is, Tim's actually been building up quite a broad-based collection of cues over the seven episodes, ranging from a slow, minimal guitar solo in Episode 3, up to rather more complex and breakneck-paced chase theme in Episode 6, via music for a windmill and a flower, for China, and even for outer space. You can convey a lot with hand-drawn visuals (if I say so myself), but sometimes there's just no substitute for having a composer on hand to help with the scene-setting or (as is more common in this series) with the 'punctuation' of a scene. The main point of this post, apart from showcasing Episode 7, is to offer Tim a public thank you for the Papercuts score. So: thank you, Tim.
In case you were wondering, yes, the vlog is still coming. Just taking a while to edit. Keep watching this space!
- The Colclough