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Composer Insight! How do you make the music fit the video?

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

A videographer friend asked the other day,

“How do you actually make the music fit the video…video timing is all over the place and Hit Points don’t work in normal musical time!”

This was a great question!

As a media composer, making the music fit the video is one of the my essential skills. Without it, the music will not add value to the project.

The answer is…….It’s all about timing….obviously!

It’s about the timing of the music and the timing of the beats and bars. And then composing music that sympathetically works with that timing.

All make sense?


Thought not.

So I made a short video that demystifies how I do it.

If you would like to experience the value of custom music delivered with the simplicity of Library Music and have the music in your productions working as hard as your video, then please get in touch.

📘 Or book a free Creative Ignition session here…

📱 Or just DM me!

I look forward to hearing from you

God Bless


Michael Coltham is a film and media Composer and audio wrangler who specialises in composing emotion through the medium of music. He runs a artisan, boutique Music Production Company called Black Lab Music, that specialises in helping build an emotional connection with audiences. He is a published Indie-classical/Neoclassical composer and artist. You can find his personal work at or visit his website at



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