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Music That Brings Superbook to Life

The music in Superbook is much more than background noise.” It’s the finishing touch that brings the story to life. Read Transcript


MY NAME IS CURT HEINEKE,

BACKGROUND MUSIC YOU HEAR ON

"SUPERBOOK."

I AM WRITING TO BRING

EMOTION.

I HELP COMMUNICATE WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

IS THERE FEAR?

IS THERE SADNESS?

IS THERE EXCITEMENT?

I HAVE TO WRITE MUSIC THAT

FITS THAT TO HELP THE

AUDIENCE UNDERSTAND WHERE

WE'RE GOING WITH THE STORY

THROUGH THE MUSIC.

PII'VE DONE A LOT OF

DIFFERENT THINGS MUSICALLY.

I GOT A TEACHING DEGREE IN

MUSIC.

I GOT INVOLVED IN A CHURCH

IN CHICAGO AS DIRECTOR OF

MUSIC.

IT WAS THERE THAT I MET SOME

GUYS THAT WANTED TO MAKE

TALKING VEGETABLES.

IT TURNS OUT THAT I ENDED UP

WRITING THE MUSIC FOR

"VEGGIE TALES."

AND AFTER THAT I GOT

INVOLVED WITH "SUPERBOOK."

I GET A MOVIE.

IT'S NOT THE COMPLETELY

FINISHED MOVIE, BUT I GET TO

SEE THE FILM ALMOST AS IT IS

FINISHED, ALL OF THE

DIALOGUE, ALL OF THE SOUND

EFFECTS IN IT, AND THE

TIMING IS CORRECT.

WHEN I WATCH THAT, I HAVE TO

START PUTTING MUSIC TO IT.

AND I'M WATCHING IT AS I

WRITE.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.

IN THIS CASE, I ADDED A

TRUMPET, USING THIS.

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SO THEN I ADD A LIFE

WHISTLA LIVE WHISTLE TO

IT.

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SO NOW WE'VE GOT LIVE

INSTRUMENTS.

WE'VE GOT A LIVE WHISTLE AND

LIVE TRUMPETS, AND

SYNTHESIZED BRASS ALL PUT

TOGETHER, AND YOU PUT IT ALL

TOGETHER AND YOU GET THIS

BIG SOUND.

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IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST

EPISODES I WROTE, AND JUST

GETTING TO HELP DEFINE THE

SOUND OF CREATION -- I MEAN,

THAT'S KIND OF MIND-BLOWING

TO THINK ABOUT THAT, TO HAVE

THAT RESPONSIBILITY.

BUT TO HELP SET UP THE

SERIES THAT WAY AND CREATE

SOME OF THE SOUNDS FOR THAT

WAS EXCITING.

THE OTHER MOMENT, I THINK,

WAS THE EASTER STORY.

JESUS ON THE THE CRUCIFIX.

THAT WAS VERY POWERFUL.

IT TOOK A WHILE TO CAPTURE

JUST THE DEPTH AND THE

WEIGHT OF THAT.

ONE THING I APPRECIATE ABOUT

THE "SUPERBOOK" TEAM IS THE

AMOUNT OF RESEARCH THAT

THEY'VE PUT INTO THESE

EPISODES.

JUST THEIR DESIRE TO REALLY

BE TRUE TO THE HISTORY OF

THE BIBLE.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE

STORY WILL REALLY BE

IMPACTING ME, AND I'LL JUST

GO BACK TO MY BIBLE AND OPEN

UP THAT OLD TESTAMENT STORY

AND KIND OF READ THROUGH IT

AND RELEARN SOME THINGS THAT

I EITHER HADN'T REALIZED OR

HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT.

SO IT'S BEEN GOOD FOR ME TO

RELIVE (1

REFRESH THEM IN MY OWN

MEMORY.

SO IT'S FUN AND ENGAGING TO

SEE THESE STORIES COME TO

LIFE.

MARY.

I WANT TO BE A SERVANT TO

THE STORY.

I WANT TO HELP CARRY THE

LISTENER THROUGH THE

STORY -- I MEAN, I'M NOT

WRITING MUSIC FOR THE

MUSIC'S SAKE.

I'M RIGHTING MUSIC FOR THE

STORY'S?XáP)Q

SO WHATEVER I CAN DO TO HELP

PULL THAT PERSON THROUGH

THAT STORY AND COMMUNICATE

THE MESSAGE IS REALLY MY

GOAL.

JESUS IS RISEN.

THE TOMB IS EMPTY.

YOU HEAR THE END PRODUCT

AND YOU SEE THE VISUAL AND

YOU SEE THE STORY, AND YOU

FEEL EXCITED THAT YOU WERE

PART OF THAT.

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