This piece is the second out of a three part 'Live Projects' module within the 'MA Composing for the Moving Image' masters degree at City University London.
I received the film stripped of its soundtrack, and sound effects, and began to write to the visuals drawing inspiration from the pace of the cuts, structure of the short, travel souvenirs' light-heartedness, Snowman's cheeky facial features and desperation to get 'the girl'.
All music was written and performed by myself, excluding all trumpet parts played by Andy K Allen(London). I used a mixture of virtual instruments and predominantly real live instruments to create a more authentic salsa feel. All music was mixed and mastered by myself.
Original Video Information
Knick Knack is a 1989 American computer-animated short film produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter. The short film, which runs three minutes, revolves around a snowglobe snowman who wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party. However, the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts. Knick Knack was Pixar's fourth and final short produced during the company's tenure as a hardware company.
Directed by: John Lasseter
Produced by: John Lasseter
Written by: John Lasseter
Music by: Bobby McFerrin
Distributed by: Pixar
Release date(s): March 17, 1989 (SIGGRAPH),
May 30, 2003 (With Finding Nemo),
October 20, 2006 (With The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D).