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"Of My Own Design" - album

released: 5/4/20

“Of My Own Design” is a 9-minute interactive album structured like an Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. I wanted to create pieces of music that all fit together and told a story both musically and visually. It is up to you, the listener, to imagine and create the visual story. What do you see, hear, feel when you listen to these songs? What, who, where are the characters, and what is their purpose? I have ideas of what the scenes may look like and what’s playing behind them. I also have ideas of what the scenes are that don’t have music but lead-in and/or out of the ones that do. 

These songs are only smaller parts of the bigger picture. It’s your vision and creativity that will help bring the story to life. Think of these songs being held in abeyance waiting for a character to put them where they belong. When I’m scoring a new project or beginning to write something new, I always watch the film or inspiration video with the sound off. That way I’m not influenced by the already existing sound. With “Of My Own Design”, I’m flipping the roles and providing music without any scenes or visual storyline. However, photos (see below) will be included to help spark your creativity, but to use them is entirely up to you! 

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rules:

  • One of my favorite tools in storytelling: Dramatic Irony. WE KNOW SOMETHING THE CHARACTER(S) DON’T KNOW YET
  • LENGTH: Scene descriptions can be between 2 sentences and 2 paragraphs. Of course, if you wish to write more please do!
  • This is family-friendly so please no blatant nudity, offensive or destructive language, or themes that negatively target people 
  • Last, but not least, let your imagination healthily go places it's never gone

how to:

  • Stream the album (above) and/or purchase the album on Bandcamp
  • Pick your favorite song (or songs!) to write a short scene for. (LENGTH: between 2 sentences and 2 paragraphs)
  • Send scene descriptions to [email protected] with "Of My Own Design" as the subject line
  • When you purchase the album you will receive the high res digital movie poster

HOW WILL MY SCENE DESCRIPTIONS BE SHARED?

  • All descriptions will be posted back on this website to view at any time
  • Announcements of new description submissions will be made on my Instagram @remystyrk

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EXAMPLE PHOTOS

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Submissions

Tom Styrkowicz – “Of My Own Design”

May 25, 2020

Screenplay by: Tom Styrkowicz – (KANSAS) “Of My Own Design” – Of My Own Design   The scene opens with a woman (age 27) standing …

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Chris Bihuniak – “A Green World”

May 15, 2020

Screenplay by: Chris Bihuniak (Kansas) “A Green World”   Man. Woman. Will a search for each other end in tragedy?

Ashley Brown – “Full Album”

May 10, 2020

Screenplay by: Ashley Brown – (KANSAS) Entire “Of My Own Design” album A family gets lost in a helicopter and ends up in space in …

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Carlos Chiossone – “A Green World”

May 9, 2020

Screenplay by: Carlos Chiossone – (NEW YORK) “A Green World” – Of My Own Design MY NEW FACE FILM TREATMENT: MONOTONE COLD, ONLY MASK HAS …

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Kate Whitefield – “From The Driveway”

May 9, 2020

Screenplay by: Kate Whitefield – (KANSAS) “From the Driveway” – Of My Own Design FADE IN: It’s midnight on a Saturday in early spring. Five …

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Reviews

“This is really such a cool idea and I’m so glad you’re doing it. Can’t wait to keep watching the whole project unfold!” - Kate Whitefield

“I think this project is amazing and so creative. Totally on another level. When I listened to 'A Ring Around the Moon'... I had straight-up chills. It moved me." - Christopher Thomas

Press

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credits

written by

remy styrk

produced by

remy styrk

recorded by

remy styrk

mixed by

Remy Styrk

mastered by

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