Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Video of Captain Abu Raed Scoring Session

Well, here's a SNEAK PEAK at the SCORING SESSION for everyone to get a glimpse of this beautiful universal score that Austin Wintory, my brilliant collaborator and composer, has written for Captain Abu Raed.

As I mentioned last time, it's been a long dream coming to hear this kind of music written for one of my films. It's just the beginning of a long road ahead for Austin and I making movies together.

This here is the music for the storytelling montage.



Anonymous Samer Hassan said...

I would like to thank his Majesty King Abdallah II for taking Amin Matalqa under his wing and for rallying local and international support to make sure Jordan has a Jordanian filmmaker to represent our cinema before the world.

1:40 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

For the record, I only met King Abdullah once and that was at the announcement of the Red Sea Institute. So I'm not sure where the idea or the assumption that he took me "under his wing" comes from. Did you hear this somewhere or did you make it up?

I will say, the Royal Family, especially Prince Ali and Princess Rym, have been very supportive of the film and have made the Royal Film Commission very available to help us out with locations and permits and some logistical matters.

Just needed to clarify this.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Samer Hassan said...

Why are you upset at my comment? What's the difference between the King and his brother Prince Ali? Without the Royal Family, you would have been one of a dozen unknown Jordanian directors. Do you think anyone would have supported your film project if it were not for the support of the Royal Court? Be fair Amin and show some appreciation.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Not upset at all my friend. Just need to clarify this because I only met his Majesty once and your comment makes it sound like we're buddies. Which would be really cool and awesome, but only in my dreams. I'm not that cool.

6:35 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

I should also add that this film happened because of the faith of the investors who believed in me and in the film. It happened because of the hard work that 150+ people put into the film. I think it's very presumptuous on your part to make this assumption. Yes we had support from the Royal Court and the RFC, but to make the conclusion that "Without the Royal Family, you would have been one of a dozen unknown Jordanian directors" is completely discounting the power of the individual minds who came together to make this film. It took a lot of hard obsessive work and two years and four months to make this film. That's where the distinction is. ;-)

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Yara said...

The video was about 3 minutes long and I can already smell the sounds and feel the taste of a local Jordanian story. It is strange how music can easily marry the words and gestures from any nationality, bringing to the imagination of an ordinary Jordanian the welcoming feeling and familiarity of Amman and Salt;two places very dear to my heart.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Jordan 1st said...

Go Amin Matalqa!!!

Long live King Abdallah II.

Long live Prince Ali and Princess Rym.


12:00 AM  
Anonymous Naseem Abbadi said...

I too would like to thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and Prince Ali for leading Jordanian cinema into Holywood and for supporting Amin Matalqa and for helping him find the sponsors to make Jordan's first feature film that will make Jordanians proud and make Jordan Cinema First.

2:25 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Good one.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Hareega said...

Great job Amin!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Rambling Hal said...

The music gives me goosebumps - having been lucky enough to be present a few times on the Captain Abu Raed set and to now hear the music that will become a background of the images I have in my head is so intense!! I hope they'll be a Captain Abu Raed Soundtrack CD we can all buy after we buy the DVD, yes?? :D

2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi amin
i just came back from screening of your film in DIFF, congrats, i loved teh photography and teh direction, its also great f you to think of orphanage cildren adn involve them in your movie, one question though, where was the scenes of abu raed's Hara( 7ara) shot? is it al-salt?

12:11 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

i think you should make a film in a gothic cathedral

8:47 AM  

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