Pictured above -- Part of the composition team for THE LOST WORLD!
The best action dinosaur movie was made in 1925. Who Knew??
Well, our VCS students did. They've just composed a complete original orchestral score for the one-hour-forty-minute feature film to be performed LIVE at Brenden Theatres August 13, 14, & 15 at 7:00 pm by our own VCS Radio Symphony!
The kids finished the complete film score composition requiring 43 separate cues! They completed the orchestrations in just over six weeks - not bad for kids :) This is the kind of stuff usually done by professionals such as John Williams! For kids, this is quite an undertaking, but they've had a lot of experience doing world-class projects! This is the VCS Radio Conservatory's 23rd historic musical score project ranging from researched restorations to full original compositions.
Daily orchestra rehearsals for the Lost World, ahead of the compositions, started in mid-June. They'll be working on logistics and putting in the last touches before the run-through rehearsal on August 13th in the morning at the movie theater.
Of course, you can't have a proper action dino movie score without special sound effects!
The instrumentation includes a lot of specialties designed to recreate the awesome dino-sounds such as a Theremin, rubber balls mounted on bamboo BBQ chicken skewers and rubbed across suspended thin sheets of steel; a Victrola effects machine we made with a Dixie cup and a phonograph cartridge.
This is going to be a very fun movie to enjoy - a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won't want to miss!
Tickets available at the door or online HERE
Pictured above -- Some of the student composition team posing with their prehistoric buddy. Who wouldn't want to write music for dinosaurs?!!
Clockwise left - Alana Benson (grade 12); Kaden Connelley (grade 9); Joshua Girracca (grade 9); Aaron Jesinger (grade 7); David Cassinelli (grade 7); Rishika Kohli (grade 7); Not pictured - Max Kroll (grade 10); Ashley Jones (grade 12).
Rishika Kohli (grade 7) working on an action scene cue.
Joshua Girracca (grade 9) checking sync timing for one of his orchestra cues.
Kaden Connelly, (grade 9) heading up the printing and orchestra distribution of parts.