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Poll Question: Do you write while listening to music?
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Originally posted by Chris Messineo Chris Messineo wrote:

I always write to music.  I don't think I could write without it.  Recently, I have actually created an ITunes playlist for each piece I am working on and I fill it with music that fits the mood of the script I am writing.

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We sometimes write with, sometimes without.  But our works in progress always have imaginary soundtracks, and once I've associated a song with a script, it will always bring that script to mind when I hear it.  It's kinda cool, I think.  And I like your iTunes idea -- maybe we'll try it.
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Originally posted by aurora68 aurora68 wrote:

once I've associated a song with a script, it will always bring that script to mind when I hear it.  It's kinda cool, I think. 

    
There are certain songs I listen to when I want to mentally visit a script I haven't written yet.

In my mind's eye the rhythm of the song dictates the editing of an action scene. Eventually, I see the characters well enough in the sequence to create new scenes and the story progresses in my mind. That's how I get the key moments or major plot points.

It's a wild exercise for certain, but fun.
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Originally posted by 2184pro 2184pro wrote:

   In my mind's eye the rhythm of the song dictates the editing of an action scene. Eventually, I see the characters well enough in the sequence to create new scenes and the story progresses in my mind. That's how I get the key moments or major plot points.

It's a wild exercise for certain, but fun.
 
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Originally posted by 2184pro 2184pro wrote:

Originally posted by aurora68 aurora68 wrote:

once I've associated a song with a script, it will always bring that script to mind when I hear it.  It's kinda cool, I think. 

    
There are certain songs I listen to when I want to mentally visit a script I haven't written yet.

In my mind's eye the rhythm of the song dictates the editing of an action scene. Eventually, I see the characters well enough in the sequence to create new scenes and the story progresses in my mind. That's how I get the key moments or major plot points.

It's a wild exercise for certain, but fun.


I do that, too.

I particularly like to use film scores to conjure up scenes.  I have an extensive collection to fall back on, suitable for almost every mood.  If I need something in the background, then I generally opt for Philip Glass' "Low Symphony."

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Music is very important in film, and because of that, I want to say what the heck is played to my writing.

I associate music with the mood and it helps me figure out the scenes.  Whatever works, I guess.
 
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Right now I'm writing to Schubert's Unfinished Symphony - I hope there is no correlation.
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