Now more than ever, viewers can easily access behind-the-scenes insights into the making of their favorite movies and shows, but sometimes crucial things like composition manage to slip under the radar. With this video on “Hit-Monkey,” nothing is left to chance as we get an inside look at composer Daniel Rojas’ California studio, his work alongside colleagues such as additional musician/orchestrator Christopher Carmichael, and even real score sessions with the orchestra. in Budapest (although conducted remotely, due to the pandemic). In addition to determining character-specific themes, the various locations included in the series in Japan required a thoughtful and purposeful approach to the music from Rojas’ point of view – the scenes set in Tokyo take on more of a synth-and-drama feel. electricity, while those set in nature in the countryside place more emphasis on strings and orchestra.
For those interested in even more in-depth insight into the composition process, /Film previously interviewed Daniel Rojas for a lengthy chat that touched on his work on “MODOK,” “Hit-Monkey,” and “Kipo.” “Hit-Monkey” is currently streaming for subscribers on Hulu and recently had its international premiere on Disney+.