Fellow Artists, being new here I'm not sure what goes where. It appears that there are no specific categories in Forums, so I'll post this here. My main focus is film music. It's what I concentrate on, the skills, the methodology, the mindset, in a continuing arch to step up my game. I wanted to put this film in the drop box but it was too big. So here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b47Tt3mzA0w

Street Of Crocodiles is a well known animated feature film by the Brothers Quay.  I have deleted all original audio and replaced it with my own music, FX and foley. Maybe you've seen it, maybe not. I would be interested in your opinions on my interpretation of it, and how it has changed the film. I will say that the original score is striking in its own weird and creepy excellent way and needs no improvement by anyone. It is still available on youtube if you want to hear the original music.

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I listened to and watched both versions of "Street of Crocodiles", Ken, and I have to say I liked yours much better.  You're right - the original score was weird and creepy and excellent.  I wouldn't have thought it needed any improvement, and yet I'm drawn to your score.  I'd have to watch it several times to comment on your interpretation and how it has changed the film.  The film is very weird ... and brilliant.  You did a great job of capturing and enhancing that atmosphere.  

For those who might be new to film scoring, could you define FX and foley?   There are lots of students on this site, eager to learn! 

Thank you for your comments, Harmonia. I'd be happy to talk about film and music. We are all students! Foley are the sounds that are generated by the actors, like footsteps or natural sounds like traffic or birds, but for whatever reason are not acceptable as recorded with the action. These are then added post production in separate sessions. FX (sound effects) are harder to describe and cover the area BETWEEN foley and music. For example, pure thunder is foley. A low rumbling sound that enhances the thunder is FX.

Harmonia said:

I listened to and watched both versions of "Street of Crocodiles", Ken, and I have to say I liked yours much better.  You're right - the original score was weird and creepy and excellent.  I wouldn't have thought it needed any improvement, and yet I'm drawn to your score.  I'd have to watch it several times to comment on your interpretation and how it has changed the film.  The film is very weird ... and brilliant.  You did a great job of capturing and enhancing that atmosphere.  

For those who might be new to film scoring, could you define FX and foley?   There are lots of students on this site, eager to learn! 

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