Imagine you captured the best videos and images for a documentary that you are producing and now that you have gathered the content and starting to edit it, you realize you still have to select good production or background music. In most of the best documentaries that are out there right now, you will notice that throughout the entire video there is always a type of music in the background that goes along with whatever the documentary is about. Now this background music is actually very important because it is something that can be used to make people get absorbed in what they are watching. Music in the background has the power to make the entire video more appealing and more powerful as well. These are actually the main reasons why people always use some sort of music in all of their videos. While choosing a form of background music there are things you need to keep in mind such as the audience, the feelings the music evokes and other things, but documentaries are a bit different so here are some tips to help you choose its music.
Make it memorable
If you put on a famous and successful movie or documentary, you are going to be hit with a pretty memorable song or tune that you will know by heart. This is something that helped in making the movie more iconic, like the song “my heart will go on” that is associated with the successful movie The Titanic. This shows just how much stock music is going to help your documentary grow. The documentary on its own is a type of movie, which means the music you choose will help it skyrocket in to success and make it memorable.
Mood and tone
When choosing music for TV you have to make sure it is able to bring out various forms of emotions and feelings out from everyone who is watching and this same fact is still highly relevant when you are making music for a documentary as well. A documentary is trying to pass on a message and the audience needs to feel a certain way while watching and get in different moods that have to do with how the documentary is and only the music in the background can help with this
As said before keep in mind that a documentary is a story that you are passing on to the public and the music that you choose must aid you in telling that story. Music can either distract the crowd from what you are trying to show them or it can aid in the story, listen to the music yourself and then choose carefully!