A Day With “Let Me In” Composer, Michael Giacchino
Oscar winning composer, Michael Giacchino (Ratatouille, Star Trek, Up, Lost and the list goes on…) had a guest vistor during the scoring sessions for Let Me In. The film’s director, Matt Reeves was kind enough to bring in Hit Fix’s Drew McWeeny to sit in and see how the accomplished composer works. It’s a great read and get’s me excited for the film this weekend. Check out a portion of the article below.
The last hour I was there was spent with Giacchino largely working on a few very specific moments in the film, and in creating this particular effect where the voices all swell towards the same note before suddenly going discordant in the last moment, creating this creepy grating sensation. They tried it a few times before they nailed it, but when they did, it caused a big reaction in the room. Datzman, Reeves, and Giacchino were excited by what they heard, and as they refined the idea, they were delighted. It was on that giddy note of invention that I took my leave, and they were working to wrap up the session at that point, well aware of how much all those remote set-ups were costing. The speed and efficiency of their work together was impressive, not least because of how strong the choices were that they made in the heat of the moment.