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1:49 , 0:34, 1:02, 2:25
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Use this amazing piece of drums music to supercharge your video project with intensive energy of rhythmic playground.
1:54 , 1:58
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This is driving and intense rock music with bright and cool sound. Very energetic and dynamic music for sports videos, films, advertising and commercials, Youtube videos, motivational and powerful projects.
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A relaxing and peaceful, uplifting inspirational acoustic track with an organic and light instrumentation of acoustic guitars, piano, warm string pads and tasteful modern percussion of airy snaps, shakers, and claps. Perfect for TV nature documentaries, nature product advertising or as great background music for relaxation and wellness videos, slideshows, presentations or holiday video footage.
1:20 , 0:30, 1:00U, 2:52
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A synthwave track, designed in thriller style of 80s cinematic music. The mood is suspenseful, perfect for themes of the prelude of the unknown, documentaries or any visual project that requires vintage spirit mystic of 1980 era.
1:55 , 2:00U, 2:02
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A beautiful futuristic chill track, featuring dreamy synth, warm pads, a bright piano that create an uplifting mood. Ideal for technology commercials, scientific research, corporate presentation, voice-overs, as on-hold music for sophisticated projects, VIP style, etc.
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This is a motivational and inspirational track featuring piano and orchestral strings. Fit for cinematic and romantic projects, dramatic video, documentaries and more.
1:16 , 2:16, 2:16U
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It's powerful but slow future bass track. Featuring piano line, various digital synths, wide bass, and mighty hip-hop beat. This track is perfect for some happy and uplifting videos, presentations, and advertising.
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Inspiring, beautiful and elegant piano solo. Perfect for inspirational videos, presentations, documentaries, films and more.
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This cheerful melody comes from Ukraine, will transfer you to the world of beautiful green Carpathians Mountains, bright yellow fields and incendiary ethnic dances of good-natured people.
1:40 , 2:54
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This is deep and futuristic music with nice texture and wide space atmosphere. Main instruments are digital synth, pads, strings, piano, deep analog bass and groovy drum beat. This kind of music will perfectly work for science video projects, travel discovery documentary, business/ corporate presentation or media projects.
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Epic, powerful and climactic cinematic trailer music. With soaring strings, majestic horns, hybrid synth sounds, FX and deep bass shaking percussion. A tense, mysterious start builds to an awesome, dramatic finale. Great for epic adventures movies like Star Wars or Interstellar, sci-fi documentaries, or video games about alien invasion, final revenge, spaceships and distant galaxy, etc.
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Inspiration indie pop dance in a reflective and soothing urban atmosphere. Featuring clean electric guitar, piano and modern beat. Great for modern contemplative city atmosphere.
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An emotional, epic and cinematic underscore which starts with solo piano and then a lush orchestra with soaring strings and percussion enters around 0:40. Sounds like Two Steps from Hell.
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Heroic loop with a choir, trumpet, piano and violin. This determined background music suitable for Memorial day, spiritual videos, historic films, documentaries about Old Empires, civil war battlefields, and more.
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Atmospheric and inspirational music track, featuring soft piano, electric guitar, pads, deep bass and electronic drums. Perfect background for commercials, advertising campaigns, documentaries, TV, YouTube, websites, presentations, promotions and more.
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Slowly building up an emotional and inspiring piano with an expansive and wide orchestra. The music has cinematic feel and mood, could also be useful in kinda discovery films.
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A crystal clear gentle piano theme with a very soothing and relaxing melody and progression. Suitable for documentaries, commercials and art video.
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An electronic track with organic elements. Great for science, technology, timelapse and drone videosÑŽ
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An inspiring, breathtaking and dramatic cinematic track with an emotional epic mood. A great soundtrack for projects related to adventure, Olympic sports, struggle, hope, and triumph.
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Powerful, dramatic and inspirational cinematic orchestral cue. Conveys wonder, awe, and majesty. Great for documentaries, trailers and TV shows that need a sense of imagination and emotion. In the style of Hans Zimmer and sci-fi movie soundtrack like "Gravity", "Interstellar", "The Martian".
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Contemplative and dreamy background music. Featuring acoustic guitar fingerpicking and kick drum. Reflective and calm background music for a relaxed, optimistic and blissful feel.
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An original cinematic piano track, which is full of hope and emotions. Perfect for film scores, time-lapses, Mother's day, reflective moments, emotional journey, wedding videos. Instruments are piano, cello, viola, violins, flute.
1:51 , 2:09
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Emotional cinematic music with hopeful and inspiring mood. Featuring instruments are piano and orchestral strings. Perfect background audio for emotional journey, romantic love story, graduation, film credits, success story, documentaries, slideshow.
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Dark hypnotic eighties (80's) style retro synthwave track in the style of bands like Yazoo, Human League or Anne Clark with lots of analog synth sounds, arpeggios and vintage 80s drum sounds.
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Beautiful sad to happy piano orchestral classical track with the inspirational, yet patriotic mood. Ideal for cinematic projects, motivational speech, nature timelapses, atmospheric videos, emotional slideshow. Used piano, viola, violins, strings staccato, sub.
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A brooding, contemplative, almost dark track. Works well for healing meditation, spa relaxation, yoga breathing and of course for any documentaries, timelapse and futuristic projects.
1:55 , 2:10
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This is dramatic and epic cinematic music with modern electronic groove and sound. This track might perfectly fit for cutting edge technology videos, futuristic videos, documentary films, dramatic and profound impact projects or any other radio, TV, commercials, advertising, movies, soundtracks, youtube and multimedia projects.
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Soft piano melodies with nature sounds and noises in the background. This music will fit well for background usage in sensitive situations.
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Uplifting and energetic rock music track, featuring catchy electric guitars, bass and drums. Perfect background for commercials, documentaries, motorcycle videos, automobile videos, sports videos, film, trailers, action videos and more.
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Optimistic corporate lite rock music with uplifting and motivational mood. You can use this track as background music in your business projects, travel videos, commercials, and other visual media.
1:49 , 1:52, 2:04U
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Epic cinematic trailer music with powerful motivational and heroic mood. Instruments in this track are massive stackato strings, cello, brass, viola, violins, percussion, vocal samples. Great for movie trailers, videogames, adventure films. Inspired by Hans Zimmer, Two Steps From Hell, Audiomachine.
1:46 , 2:10
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Orchestral, sentimental background music which starts with gentle piano and air strings. Featuring strings, piano, drums and horns. Perfect for romantic films, St.Valentine's greeting cards, travel documentaries, movie trailers, film scores, TV ads, YouTube videos, motivation stories, big achievements, success and more projects.
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A bright and rhythmic track, featuring ethnic percussion and African elements that create an inspiring mood.
1:49 , 2:36
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Emotional piano track with romantical and inspiring mood. Ideal background music for the romantic film, reflective moments, heartfelt drama, patriotic projects and other.
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Acoustic Latin guitar music track with a beautiful and emotional melody that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance, passion and affection. Perfect background music for Latin American video projects, film, TV ads, YouTube, documentaries, cinematic projects, video projects about Central America travel, and more.
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A cinematic and emotional solo piano track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries and more. Similar to Max Richter and Olafur Arnalds.
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Classical cinematic piano background theme with elegant and event exciting mood. Good for fantasy movie trailer, timelapse and landscape video, atmospheric nature footage, motivational speech, travel journey, reflective moments.
1:16 , 1:25
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Mysterious atmospheric music in the style of the Lion King soundtrack. Great for videos about travel in Africa, jungle, animals, savanna, people, nature and more. Also perfect for tv, documentaries, advertising and more.
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"This tech synth-pop-techno track has a steady rhythm and a fast suspenseful bassline. It is a bit dark, serious, ambient and has a modern electronic sound. It features a good beat with fast percussion and airy synth instruments. Perfect for corporate and technological videos, presenting industry processes, new technology, professional displays, futuristic presentations and also urban lifestyle videos or tv shows. The music can stand well on its own supporting the video yet also leaves enough space for sound effects and voice over. Easy to loop and edit.
1:31 , 3:16
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Future bass piece, that blends together electronic and hip-hop beats to give you an elegant, yet powerful feeling. Plenty of dynamics in this instrumental bed make it perfect for extreme sports action, video games, promotional presentation, animations and corporate use.
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A cinematic and emotional track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries to underscore sorrow. Similar to the Cinematic Orchestra.
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A laid-back approach to the typical inspirational style. This loop maintains the inspirational elements but in a relaxed setting with a beautiful flute melody.
1:46 , 2:16
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This is a dramatic, mysterious and deep cinematic music with suspenseful and dark atmosphere. Good background music for any deep and thoughtful videos, media slideshow, investigation documentary, detective story, and more.
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This is elegant and motivational track, that will bring a sense of magic and dream to your production. Great for elegant presentations, classy commercials and inspirational videos, documentaries. Instruments are piano and orchestral strings.
1:51 , 2:34
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Neutral and universal minimal background for various technological and documentary events, exhibitions, presentations, installations. An excellent choice for your videos and other content.
1:47 , 2:07
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This is calm, peaceful, dream and beautiful background music with warm, gentle and ambient atmosphere. Perfect background music for any project like inspirational narration, travel video, catchy Youtube story, business presentation, innovate videos and other lovely media.
1:46 , 2:08, 2:13
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An adventurous Middle Eastern track with a mysterious feel. Great for espionage video games, oriental style films or documentaries, Persian history, exotic antiquities, and more.
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A powerful and dynamic middle eastern track, featuring traditional ethnical instrumentation, like saz and driving rhythm section and percussion. Would be great for travel documentaries, film about the Arab world, ethnical trips, political situation issue, the culture of such countries as Turkey, UAE or Iran.
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Powerful and old school sounding hard-rock track. A strong groove of live recorded drums and bass supports the main guitar riff. The voltage increases with the addition of wah-guitar solo. Then comes the breakdown with an atmospheric delayed guitar, followed by a powerful final part.
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Electronic background music with a futuristic cold sound. Suitable for modern technology, NASA-like documentaries, robotics innovation, high-tech products, news blocks and more.
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This is atmospheric corporate music with deep and ambient sound. Perfect background audio for business and commercial videos, news, slideshow, and other media projects.
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Acoustic guitar track with beautiful and emotional melodies that will evoke feelings of nostalgia, romance and affection. Perfect background music for Latin American video projects, film, TV ads, YouTube, documentaries, cinematic projects, video projects about Central America, romantic travel and more.
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This is driving and energetic track featuring vintage small band. It would be nice for retro videos about 40ies, also it can be used for spy video games or even bohemian lifestyle.
1:35 , 1:42
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Inspiring and motivational theme for piano and strings. Perfect for trailers, presentations, advertising and more.
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Orchestral background music which starts with brave adventurous feel, like a ride on the horseback. Featuring strings, piano, drums and horns. Perfect for adventure films, travel documentaries, movie trailers, film scores, TV ads, YouTube videos, and more.
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Passionate and dramatic hybrid orchestral music track. Will ideally suited for the intense cinematic heroic action, Discovery or National Geography style documentaries with the theme of surviving in the wild nature, adventures hunger games, and more.
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Traditional African percussion and beat mixed with modern hip-hop featuring human chants, background vocals. Good for travel videos on Youtube, safari-themed projects, vlog, website, documentary films.
1:35 , 1:40
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Epic, cinematic and bold orchestral track with lush strings, majestic horns and deep, powerful percussion that conveys the awe and power of our universe and planets. Great for documentaries, trailers, space odyssey or new discovery.
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An abstract space feeling tune, spacious and positive. Lots of noise and synthesizer FX. Good for gaming or movie. Use your headphones to enjoy the spacious “8d“ mix.
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Futuristic ambient trance music. Ideally for your video game, technological and scientific applications, sci-fi documentaries, space-related projects, serious scenes, etc.
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A track full of tension, enthusiasm and emotion. Great for projects which need a powerful and impressive sound.
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This is a symphonic orchestral dramatic suspense music, full of tension and darkness. Great for cinematic action movies, documentaries and games about WWII theme, military thrillers and psychological scenes, battlefields of war, haunting trailers, evil and danger moments and more.
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This is modern R&B music with beautiful and atmospheric sound. Nice background track for any visuals, science fiction videos, documentaries, technology videos or other media projects.
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Classical string quartet, melancholic atmosphere. Elegance and measure at the service of your multimedia projects.
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A rousing, inspiring orchestral track. Starting off quite mellow, this soon turns into an epic sounding piece, while still keeping a relaxed feel. Ideal for presentations, corporate videos, documentaries, history, games, etc.
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A soothing and healing track with nature sounds and birds signing. Perfect for many relaxation activities, including yoga, meditation, spa journey or studying.
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Space atmosphere background electronic music. Perfect for any scientific projects, hi-tech games, sci-fi documentaries, time counting, and outer space videos.
0:57 , 1:00U, 3:50
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Dark Ambient track working perfectly as a background track for any scientific documentaries or research films, space or travel projects and the like.
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An atmospheric, graceful, beautiful orchestral track with rousing strings, horns and synthesizer. Conveys a sense of magic and awe. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects.
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An ambient piece with upbeat drums, electric guitars and soft piano. Perfect for dark thriller films, medical drama, ominous documentaries, breakpoint moments or modern art projects.
1:40 , 1:16, 1:49, 2:23
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Epical heroic and patriotic background track in Hollywood style. Powerful harmony, orchestral strings, percussion, brass and horns, piano, staccato and more. All you need to enhance your project or video! Can be used in trailer or teasers, news intro, sci-fi movies, history documentaries, and more.
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Easy country music mix of banjo, guitars and flutes. Suitable for rustic scenes, medieval folk fest, early morning in the village, countryside life, travel documentaries, nature videos, and any other kinds of multimedia projects.
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A cosmic chillout track that gradually builds over time.A gentle beat, smooth piano melody, and soft pads form the main body of the tune. Suitable for extraterrestrial life, outer space, science-fiction documentaries, exploration program, planets beyond our Solar System etc.
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Asian music with traditional ethnic instruments, world percussion and orchestral. Perfect for using in oriental movies, documentaries about Japan or China, Tai Chi or Qigong practice, travel videos, other exotic projects.
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An abstract ambient soundscape with digital sound effects. It's made in slow tempo and perfect for sci-fi documentaries, cyber art, illusionary visuals, and others.
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Sitting by the ocean taking in the gentle movement of the water and being in deep thought. This romantic sentimental melody suitable for TV programs and nature documentaries, inner harmony, peaceful mind, thematic movies, moments of expectation and reflection.
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Cinematic track with piano, ambient atmospheric textures and lush strings. It has a Thomas Newman vibe and would be well suited for film, documentaries and other cinematic productions.
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This inspiring ambient music featuring relaxing electric guitar with delay effects in the calm but positive and motivational atmosphere. It is great for your corporate media projects, podcasts, vlogs, films, slideshows, documentaries, and other motivational videos.
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Epic and panoramic, cinematic orchestral track with beautiful lush strings, horns and atmospheric synths that convey a sense of respect, awe and wonder. Great for documentaries, video games, adverts and trailers.
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Tribal rhythms and vocalisms, short notes of pan flute for a full immersion in a wild and exotic environment. Suitable for documentaries and films.
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Evocative female vocalisms, exotic colors and great suggestion in this track that mixes the sounds of the north and south of the world. Suitable in background, for documentaries and films.
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Perfect for film underscore, documentaries, anything needing an emotional and cinematic background. Features a felt piano and lush strings.
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Cinematic and melodic ethnic piece. Suitable for Dervish dance, Middle Eastern journey, oriental style projects, travel documentaries, and more.
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A calm atmospheric piece which will perfectly suit for various projects. Such as all kinds of YouTube videos, nature films, love stories or documentaries or any other media projects looking for elegant and successful mood.
0:44 , 1:51
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Positive inspirational alternative indie rock background. Featuring delayed electric guitars a la Coldplay, as well as a driving bass line and a percussion rhythm in half time which adds a nice little counter-rhythm to the triplet guitar riff. Perfect for motivational and inspiring videos, slideshows, Youtube videos, documentaries, advertisements and more.
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Original, orchestral instrumental, mellow and motivational. Used strings and soft future drums. Ideal music for your corporate projects, product promotion, documentaries, personal projects, visual projects etc.
Finding music for documentaries is an underrated task and one that people will not often notice, even when they see the final product. Good documentaries really don’t have any noticeable “music” – they are simply given high marks in storytelling technique and in production. The music doesn’t outshine the interviews or recreations. It doesn’t stick out at all, but instead only heightens the emotions the viewer is already feeling.

Using incidental music for documentary films, you can expand upon a viewer’s interest and naturally occurring feelings (which varies according to the subject matter and the point of interest). On the other hand, choose the wrong style or tempo of music and you can break the mood of the viewer, causing them to lose interest in the documentary.

It is often suggested that the documentary film director should determine what kind of music is appropriate for the film. Too often, a composer is given full creative freedom and ends up making a soundtrack that is wildly inappropriate to the subject, compromising the seriousness of the project.

Music for serious documentaries has to be subtle, climaxing at revelations of the story or strong emotional cues. There shouldn’t be music just to avoid silence. Documentaries are silent by nature, except during interviews and narratives. Music is typically used at the introduction, at the conclusion and throughout the film, when emotional narrative peaks occur. Subtle is the keyword. Music should never overpower the interviewee’s words or drown out the information that the viewer needs to hear.

Another tip directors give in making music for a documentary video is to avoid working on just sections of the film, going cue to cue, and instead deciding upon an entire “score” of how the final soundtrack will play.

If you’re buying music for serious documentaries, rather than hiring a composer, then you still must decide in advance what peaks there are in the final “composition” rather than leaving it up to chance or whimsy. Always consider whether the music is necessary and if it will support the intent of each sequence and scene. There is such a thing as too much music or too little. If you put noticeable music in one sequence but then use no sound at all for thirty minutes or so, this will also be uneven.

Start thinking about good music in the budgeting phase. If you want to hurry up and make the movie, you can always use what are called “temp” background pieces, which you can download as you need. Then you can redub the music later when you can take your time and decide what piece of music is appropriate.

Pay attention to the music—the unspoken language of documentaries.

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