Behind the scenes of music production for the movie”Atabai”
This is probably the most fundamental part to the addition of music. You pick a song or composition that reflects the intended tone of the visuals. A slow-moving Milky Way timelapse video doesn’t really work with death metal, nor does a slow atmospheric song work with a monster truck rally tilt-shift video. It’s not just the melody or beat of the song that’s conveying the message, either. It can be the lyrics (if the song has lyrics). Sad lyrics with an upbeat melody still may not work with an upbeat video, because the lyrics are too contrasted. The same goes for slower songs with happy lyrics. Make sure the whole piece fits with what you want to get across.