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Soundtrack - Dale Sumner - 'First contact'

Soundtrack – Dale Sumner – ‘First contact’

Haunting When the Sentient enter a space, they scan it. The waves cause materials to RESONATE thus creating that tell-tale, ‘Tibetan singing bowl’ style hum.  Commission Presence Global Entertainment tasked UK based composer, Dale Sumner to explore an alien, ‘first contact’ experience. The brief was simple, ‘Scare us.’ Imagine INT. BALMORAL. FAMILY HOME. LOUNGE – NIGHT Dowd leafs through a stack […]

Sentient - Sci-fi TV - Pilot Formula

Sentient – Sci-fi TV – Pilot Formula

Structure and Beat sheet Formula deals with the structure of the Sentient pilot. No structure, no joy.  Know structure, know joy. This post contains the Teaser plus five act structure guide along with the Australian Pilot’s beat sheet. It is the essential guide for writers of the series. Contents First Season format Script format Floating formula […]

Soundtrack - Dale Sumner

Soundtrack – Dale Sumner

Commission Presence Global Entertainment tasked UK based composer, Dale Sumner to create a forty to sixty second soundtrack for the trailer of the new Sci-fi TV series, Sentient. Brief Application This is a trailer track. When do we hear this? It runs after the teaser entry to an episode and is accompanied by the credits. Segue The […]

Soundtrack - Jeff Bernstein

Soundtrack – Jeff Bernstein

Commission We tasked Scotland UK based composer, Jeff Bernstein to explore soundtrack concepts for the new Sci-fi TV series, Sentient. Brief The Australian pilot features a character called Sam. Sam is an idiot-savant teenage girl. She doesn’t speak but her sensory perception and empathic ability is through the roof. Sam arrives at the very end […]

The Stone Papers

The Stone Papers

Surviving alien colonisation The Stone Papers address the science of survival after the arrival of the Sentient. Dr. Craig Stone has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry with a thesis on experimental and theoretical Nuclear Physics. He is also an accomplished concert organist and a Sentient patron. Premise  The arrival of a Sentient life form leads […]

What do they want?

What do they want?

And why are they here? The survivors of Day One will spend most of Season One NOT knowing what has happened. They will presume: Humanity has been subject to genocide The enemy now wears us like a suit We have been colonised Our new masters intend to complete the job of wiping us out OR worse […]

Soundtrack - Aaron Latina

Soundtrack – Aaron Latina

Commission We tasked U.S. based composer, Aaron Latina, to explore soundtrack concepts for the new Sci-fi TV series, Sentient. Brief When the Sentient enter a room they scan it. The scan causes metallic objects to resonate. The resonance sounds just like the hum of a Tibetan Singing Bowl.  Their presence is a little creepy and […]

Abilities of the Sentient

Abilities of the Sentient

The Journal I don’t have to tell you what will happen if anyone finds this journal.   Have I made myself clear? Good, let’s begin.  Preface Forget everything you think you know about this life form. They’re nothing like we thought. There’s nothing you can do to stop what’s about to happen.  Save yourself.  Abilities […]

Sentient - Pilot update - May 20th 2015

Sentient – Pilot update – May 20th 2015

The Season One page lists each advance of the script. The latest update to the pilot went up May 20th and features significant changes which are important to your understanding of the story.  The Teaser and Act One Time starved? Here’s a summary.  Within the first nine pages we; Intro the hero, Lt. Commander Michael Dowd Preview a […]

Sentient - Trailer storyboard

Sentient – Trailer storyboard

Storyboard artist, Brendan Tolley created a series of boards to explore Sentient’s opening trailer. The work is a first draft, reference point, by which the team can discuss the best way forward to execute the work. Share the love. Select the blue, ‘Award me points’ on Brendan’s profile to show your appreciation.  Slideshow   Log in to comment below Have […]

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