Royalty free Documentaries music

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An inspiring and uplifting background track perfect to set an optimistic and motivational mood. Starting with a tight confident intro and building up to a winning successful feeling. A perfect choice for corporate videos, presentations, digital marketing, innovative projects, websites, tutorials, explainers, slideshows, YouTube. Featured instruments, electronic drums, bass, piano, mute guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, strings and synth pads, claps and percussion, sweep fx.
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Surreal, relaxed, intimate and beautiful new age/ chill out royalty free music. Suitable for yoga classes, zen meditation, nature timelapse, drone videos, ethereal scenes and peaceful moments.
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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.
1:38 , 0:29, 1:59, 1:59U
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When the sky clears and you get the full view, the possibilty to look ahead into future success. This uplifting feeling within ones reach. Featuring contemporary pop and orchestral trailer elements.
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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This is a light ambient piano track that is suitable as background music in various media applications such as documentaries, film, corporate videos, advertisements or nature productions.
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Elegant rotating theme suggesting progress through planning featuring shimmering piano and subtle guitar delays. Useful for business and corporate presentations where the emphasis in on constructive progress and planning.
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Beautiful cinematic chill out music with crystal pads, light piano and cellos. Very good for atmospheric films, hypnotic timelapse, travel journey, reflective moments and other.
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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.
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This is calm and atmospheric ambient track with feeling of huge space, peace and contemplation. This meditative, mellow and emotional royalty free music will be perfect background for any video and multimedia projects.
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Gentle piano chords washed with electronic zonal background synths create a spacious, yet slightly futuristic ambient atmosphere. Useful for relaxation or to create a peaceful mood. Magical chimes and modern drums evoke a tranquil sense of motion or innovation.
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Inspiring, beautiful and elegant piano solo. Perfect for inspirational videos, presentations, documentaries, films and more.
1:47 , 1:38, 2:43, 2:50
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Futuristic, confident and calm corporate track featuring digital synth sound, soft drums, and bass. Perfect for innovation showcase, science discoveries, hi-tech presentations, technology conference and tv news. Also good for concentration and brainstorm work.
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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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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.
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Simple background track for various business projects. Useful for presentations where corporate progress/project maintenance, is a major feature. Designed to inspire confidence and commitment. Features guitar harmonics and Rhodes electric piano
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This modern Yann Tiersen and Max Richter like elegant classical piano and orchestral music with a bittersweet melancholic, yet motivational mood. Good for travel video, inspirational films, magical journey, motivational speeches, slideshow and just listening.
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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.
1:35 , 0:32, 1:01, 1:49
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'Analog Dreams' is a chillwave track with atmospheric analog electronic sound and relaxed, floating, and dreamy vibes. Great music to accompany videos related to nature, eco lifestyle, health, green technology and much 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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Beautiful cinematic royalty free track specially created for the mysterious scenes in your video, documentary or indie game. Memorable melodic parts in combination with a beautiful rhythm will take your product to a new level. Also, this track is perfect for the dramatic opening of an event. Enjoy!
1:42 , 0:33, 0:58, 2:07
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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.
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.
1:17 , 0:29, 2:44
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Future generation, environment and global interests. This atmospheric soundtrack describes mixed feelings about the way of living in the present and the futures hope.
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This is deep, focused and atmospheric corporate music with beautiful plucked synth, piano, pads and strings. Perfect background audio for any TV, Radio, YouTube video, presentations, slideshow and other multimedia projects.
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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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For those who want a touch of class, away from the established patterns of corporate music. This is a clean string quartet, without special effects, elegant and original. Very pleasant to listen, it is suitable for any use.
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Soft and Dreamy ambient track, peaceful synth pads, thoughtful atmosphere. The music could be suitable for travel video, vlog, inspiration, creative portfolio, or go pro shots.
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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.
1:25 , 3:48
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Beautiful and at the same time difficult Hip Hop / R&B track for original and creative videos. The track is built on a hard beat with many effects and a beautiful cello melody. Great for high-tech themes, fashion shows, computer games and slow-motion urban videos. Enjoy!
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.
1:25 , 2:16
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Smooth chillout / lounge atmospheric background music. Good for any relaxed project, inner journey, yoga and meditation practice, spa treatment, nature landscape, slow drone videos and more.
1:35 , 1:40
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Inspiring, beautiful and wondrous cue, with a soft piano and atmospheric synths. Conveys a sense of cinematic mystery and magic.
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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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A groovy and upbeat funk loop featuring a punchy bass line, smooth organ melody, and saxes with an attitude creating a playful and snarky mood.
1:58 , 0:39, 1:15, 2:37
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An epic, heroic, dramatic, inspirational original score. A cinematic soundtrack for film trailers, Olympic games, powerful presentations, and any other inspiring projects.
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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.
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This is an oriental middle eastern music full of peaceful mysterious atmosphere. Featuring Arabic percussion and oriental duduk. Great for Arabian ethnic moods, jungle background, tribal and African moods, desert scenes, mysterious moods, suspense and adventure. World music projects, travel journey shows and much more.
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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This is dark and suspenseful music, full of danger and tension. Great for horror and suspense films, spy and crime videos, mysterious and fear scenes, thrillers, investigation scenes and much more.
1:57 , 0:29, 1:16, 2:02
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An authentic and Arabian Middle Eastern track with traditional Turkish elements. Suitable for short promos, or travel documentary about Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, OAE or Morocco.
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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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Inspirational, emotional and moving music track, featuring piano, electric guitars, background strings, bass and drums. The uplifting and dramatic mood will evoke feelings of freedom and nostalgia, connecting with your audience at a deep level.
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Traditional Chinese including Xiao flute, Pamade Bell, Yangqin and background vocals backed with zonal harmonic washes creates a relaxing, yet slightly mysterious oriental background theme, designed for relaxation, spiritual healing and to convey a sense of Asian lifestyle.
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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 a tribal percussion drums music. Great for jungle and safari background, Native American life and wild scenes, primitive and ancient videos, African nature movies and much more.
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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Medieval and Celtic track featuring harp, nyckelharpa, and flute. Perfect for medieval and fantasy video games and documentaries.
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Modern powerful cinematic track with dramatic orchestral strings and electronic drums. Perfect for trailers, teasers, intros, films or promos, inspirational and motivational projects, heroic videos, historical films, patriotic movies, emotional stories and more!
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A downtempo track with an angelic choir, a cello solo and chill-out beats similar to Enigma or Gregorian chants. This beautiful background music is great for meditating music, deep relaxation, spiritual visuals, nature landscape videos, etc.
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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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Ambient chil-out track with atmospheric and inspiring mood. Perfect background audio for independent film, beautiful timelapse, vimeo, wedding, websites, lovely media, travel videos.
1:54 , 0:30, 1:00, 2:35
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An authentic ethnic middle eastern track with beautiful melancholic melody reflecting a peaceful mood of a heart full of love. This traditional oriental music is good for Mediterranean travel videos, romantic films, Turkish landscapes, relaxation and meditation, scenes of reflection and calmness.
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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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Tropical acoustic tracks with sunny mood and uplifting summer atmosphere. Great for positive mood commercial, promotional, children, marketing video, trailer and presentations.
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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 background music, vlogs, films, slideshows, documentaries, and other motivational videos.
1:57 , 2:05
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Beautiful sad piano track with a melancholic and emotional mood similar to Thomas Newman and Yann Tiersen soundtrack. Featured instruments are piano, celli, viola, violins. Great for films, slideshow, atmospheric nature videos
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.
1:15 , 2:37
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Ethnic electronic fusion track with a contemporary sound inspired by Deep Forest. Perfect for projects related to nature, timelapse films, drone bird's eye Vvew or another inspiring video projects. Suitable for modern films footage sound covering.
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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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A modern dance style track featuring electric keyboard, synthesizers and electronic drums provides a nice flowing upbeat tune containing bright and positive elements. Very useful for video transitions, technology or product launch or reviews.
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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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Ambient leads and deep synths with a groovy mid-tempo drum-and-bass beat take you on a journey through time and space.
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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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Atmospheric ambient pop track in the style of bands like Aphex Twin or Tycho. With a synth and delay guitar theme over a driving steady backbeat with lots of lush synth textures. Ideal background music for sports videos, tech presentations or any advertising that needs a confident modern atmosphere.
1:52 , 3:00
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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.
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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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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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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.
1:57 , 2:04
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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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Peaceful and relaxing ballad with a chillout vibe. Featuring guitars, piano, atmospheric pads, bass guitar, soft drums and different kinds of percussion. Great as a background for working, studying, inspirational videos, documentaries, films and videos about travel, thoughtful moments, meditation and relaxation.
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Beautiful ice cold strings and a cool, ethereal piano, synth pads and haunting light choirs convey a sense of the unknown, and the wonder and magic of the nature around us. Great for documentaries, trailers and projects that need an ambient, otherworldly yet emotional cinematic soundtrack.
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A cool, funky hip hop track with sinister undertones. Ideal for Hungry Shark Evolution style games, eerie documentaries, suspenseful videos.
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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.
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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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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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Catchy, originally and melodic dubstep intro. Featuring punchy glitchy drum beats, crazy filthy basslines with noisy sound effects. Great choice as opening music to some advertising, creative documentaries or technological videos.
1:20 , 0:30, 1:00U, 2:52
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A synthwave hybrid track, designed in thriller style of 80s cinematic music. The mood is suspenseful, perfect for themes of the prelude of the unknown, games movies and sci-fi documentaries or any visual project that requires a vintage spirit of mystic 80s.
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Short piece music performed with oriental duduk melody and electric piano on the background. Suitable for travel video, reflexive moments, serious documentaries, etc.
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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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