Jim Engine & Electro Volt

Music and sound re-design

I created the music for this piece. My influences for this include the scores of Max Steiner, where music often closely follows the action of characters on screen and reflects on their emotional state. I also took inspiration from light-hearted animated action films, such as Walt Disney Picture’s The Incredibles, where music can establish emotional settings and characters. This is referred to as leitmotif. In this work, I created a short harmonic minor scale phrase which is present at various times throughout the film where the villian is the focus. The idea here is that the music reinforces the threat posed by the villian.

Original animation – Alan Kerr

Sound Design – Colin Black

Music – Craig Hamilton