Behind the Music: Scoring the thriller film Look@Me (a.k.a. Muder Dot Com)
July 20th through September 7th, 2005
During the summer of 2005 Darren Wilsey composed and produced the film score and trailer music for the upcoming thriller film, Look@Medistributed by IFM International Releasing.
Wilsey set out to produce a score that would convey a vintage and eerie sonic atmosphere, noting that his approach to writing the music was influenced by the film's style of cinematography. "For me, certain scenes convey a 'classic thriller' film-type quality, and for the most part, it seemed appropriate to avoid using synthetic instrumentation for this [articular production. When we finally added in the sound design elements at mix time, the result turned out to be synergistic; a blend of musical arrangement and orchestration typically associated with thriller films predating 1985 fusedÂ with recent sound design applications,Â a lot ofÂ which were not available back then. My goal was to establish a mood somewhat akin to those rendered in classic like Friday the 13th, The Shining or Psycho. I really enjoyed working on this score. It turned out to be a lot of work, but this is labor of love."