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Composing: Doctor Sleep (Custom Pitch)

It’s Stephen King season again… The sequel to the 2017 highly successful IT reboot is about to hit cinemas and Doctor Sleep, the follow up to The Shining is not far behind it… We of course had to pitch!

Firstly we were asked to sent in a short cue intended to demo some SFX which could be used as toolkit for the initial campaign. Mike purchased a cheap kids chalkboard, some kids chalk and got to work recording some scrawling, he also managed to record some gas canisters and merge them into some atmospheric sound design to demo the potential use… This cue is called “SFX Toolkit Pitch V1.2” (see below).

This was followed by what was intended for use in the back end of one of the main trailers in which we reinvented Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind’s Main Titles theme by transcribing the progression and adding bigger horns, strings, hybrid percussive elements and of course stop downs.

The film is currently in post-production and at this time, we are unsure if the cue has been placed… The proposed cue is imaginatively entitled “RedRum2” give it a listen via the soundcloud embeds below!