Here's the thing. I'm making an animation for my thesis and I'm in need of some original music to go along with it. The due date is months from now, but I thought I'd start scouting around for a composer now. In a nutshell, the story is about a ghost school who teaches students to haunt houses, but the number one rule is, "DO NOT ENGAGE IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE RESIDENTS" meaning no talking or touching. Obviously this causes some problems when one of the students decides she's going to break the rule and answer an ouija board.
The length of the whole thing is still to be determined but I'm thinking the whole thing may go to 8 to 10 minutes. The thesis is still far from completion, but I should have a full storyboard done within the next month(ish) so you can get the gist of the sort of thing I'd like. Right now, I've been using tracks from Coraline (particularly this one) to fill in and create the mood I'm looking for. In terms of the sound, I'm definitely looking for something that emulates a similar feel.
If anyone is interested or could even just point me in the direction of someone who'd be able to help me out here, do let me know. Feel free to post here or just email me with the subject line "Thesis Music Composer" and include any samples that are relevant to what I'm looking for. More details about the story and time frame can be given upon request.
Monetary compensation can be negotiated but keep in mind I am just a student and don't have an enormous budget. In addition to cash payment, I'll obviously credit you and also offer you services in art.