Thursday, 4 January 2018

Some jazzy flute

A superb scene from the Dreamworks movie Shrek Ever After (2010) in which the Pied Piper enchants the orgres. Watch out for the thin, black, cloaked and broad-hatted figure of the piper, and his wonderfully well-animated spidery dance:


To hear the music alone - which is well worth it:


I love the over-blown, bluesy, distorted improvised flute with jingling harpsichord in the intro; then the driving synthesized bass coming-in - then the quieter sections with the flashy flute runs etc.

The fascinating thing is how this piece works so very well as a 'single' length instrumental, yet was totally ('retrospectively', presumably) synchronised to the pre-existent on-screen action.


BTW Jeremy Steig is the flautist - Shake Your Groove Thing was written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren and production was by Michael Simpson.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, final visual renders are the last thing they do in a CGI film.

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