Soundtracks for Storytellers: color grading.
Music is a mysterious medium. We can’t always put a finger on its more elusive qualities, but its emotional impact is undeniable.
As filmmakers, we have an intimate connection with music. We recognize its power because we know how the right song can move our audiences, and we’ve seen how we can transform our stories by tweaking the soundtracks.
But what about the impact music has on us as storytellers?
With this question in mind, we’ve partnered with our friends at Marmoset to create a series of soundtracks for the creative process of filmmaking.
The first soundtrack we share focuses on color grading.
SOUNDTRACKS FOR COLOR GRADING
Inspired by Ryan Booth and Aaron Tharpe, Marmoset's "Soundtracks for Color Grading" is a collection of pensive mid-tempo tracks handpicked to support workflow—mellow and meandering enough to not distract when you're deep in the color grading tunnel—with plenty of metronomic rhythms and the occasional anthemic chorus to keep you going while you're there.
Spanning genres from Indie Pop to Folk and Electro and loaded with curious, ethereal textures grounded by steady locomotion, these tracks are much more than just wallpaper. They will help free your mind—opening it up to the unexpected and allowing you to dive into the technical world of color grading feeling inspired and refreshed.
1. Toad Lick (Instrumental) by East Forest
2. Pictures by Pacific Theater
3. Disbelief by The Papers
4. Voices by Torches
5. You Left Before The Ghosts Came Instrumental by Tape Recorder
6. Der Stammbaum by Titan Town
7. Black Light Instrumental by Marley Carroll
8. Ramblas by Chalet
9. Bhikshu by Hustle And Drone
10. What Could You Do Written written by Dolorean, performed by Radiation City
11. What We Found by Light Club
12. Heart Failure by Pony Village
13. Bar Lights by Altadore
14. Anchor Instrumental by Glass Wands
15. Cosmic Serpent Instrumental by East Forest
16. Waiting On A Light by Smokey Brights
17. Suitcase Of Money by Bell Plaines
18. Sound by Light Club
19. Forever Own by Bell Plaines