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Video: Ep5 final scene outfitted with Middle Eastern background music

posted by Conviva Ebrius on - last edited - Viewed by 156 users

At the risk of overdoing the effect, I've added music from my end of the world to give the scene a bigger smack at the tear ducts.

I have to say I was quite surprised at how I was lucky to find with the recording I'd used a good deal of musical phrasing meshing well with the lines and even the actors' voice pitch at times.

I'd like to hope that the video does some justice to the emotional weight of the scene. I thought the scenario naturally appropriate to this would be one not involving Lee's death through gunshot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR_oIKuZqpg

[EDIT1: The first video was too loud, so I've had to upload a reworked version striking more balance between voice and sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66qQzpe6nkY
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[EDIT2: Have just finished 2 new themes, the first with violins backed by full oriental instrumental ensemble (the best, I think, of all the renditions put up), the second with an abrasively raw nai and some earlier portions of the final scene included. There are some alternative versions of each with different closing music or voice/music synchronisation. The links to those are in the video descriptions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA9n4xfuAFw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3RxyK8N-AM ]

[EDIT3: And one last nai video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t11NrsTqSRA ]

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  • Sorry, mate. Over here, media entertainment has operated more in the area of an oppressively melancholic counterweight to whatever pixie dust might be blowing from the general direction of Bollywood.

  • A 'going-down-for-the-third-time' first and last bump for luck's sake.

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    MSG

    I hate to say it, but when it started up, I immediately started laughing really hard.

  • Okay by me, really. It's a fair thing to say of something 'localised' to that extent. In respect to its place in such a scene, music of this sort normally makes a good measure of sense to people from the relevant cultural milieu to whom it is familiar. For us, this would resonate and carry some gravity and report; showing it to an outside audience will be unpredictable and involve a risk of the juxtaposition appearing too absurd to allow one to want to continue watching.

    Since it isn't 'foreign music' to us, in our heads we'd immediately by reflex be looking for the emotions the melody conveys and how it ties into whatever it is paired with. How others would perceive it is anyone's guess and for all one knows, the first knee-jerk images that your mind or others' might have registered as soon as their ears had caught the first notes could well have been desert tents, camels, and a comical turban resting upon a dying Lee's head.

    But what I've enjoyed about the result of this video is the melodic progression and synchronisation of emotional/melodic phrasing, mood, and pitch with the gestures (eg. 4:23-4:28) and dialogue--its 'back and forth', words, tone, and sound (eg. 2:29; 3:31-3:34)--and pauses in between (eg. 2:08; 3:53-4:00; 4:11-4:15), so I do hope that regardless of whatever off-putting or poor immediate first impressions the general atmosphere of the music gives to some at the general start, people who connected quite well emotionally to the game's finale will be indulgent enough to play the video through more towards its completion and disregard the cultural disparity, so as to evaluate it as a whole. I find it picks up well following 1:57 (3:09 more so), sobering up and gradually giving way to a more tempered and melancholic, weighty expression and one less perhaps exaggeratingly sentimental, high-strung, and cloying, markedly so with the bewailing oriental microtones by the time of the final baritone close (eg. 6:02-6:07).

  • Have just finished 2 new themes, the first with violins backed by full oriental instrumental ensemble (the best, I think, of all the renditions put up), the second with an abrasively raw nai and some earlier portions of the final scene included. There are some alternative versions of each with different closing music or voice/music synchronisation. The links to those are in the video descriptions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA9n4xfuAFw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3RxyK8N-AM

  • @MSG said: I hate to say it, but when it started up, I immediately started laughing really hard.



    Hahaha, me too.

    But seriously, even if the game was set in the middle east, the music wouldn't fit.

  • "Lee dies while I play unfitting music"

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