It's about the story... It's always been about the story. Find the humanity in the scene and tap into the emotion that gets us all on the same page. Should the notes go up or down? Are the harmonies dense or open? Should I swell, stagnate, or decrescendo? How can I be harmonious with the character's voice? Do I paint with the cinematographer or push against? I ask the questions - the story always reveals the answers.