Name the five functions of film music.
2. Defining Ethnicity, Location, and Period
3. Paralleling the Action
4. Commenting and Adding
5. Emotional Focus
The following movies have film music written by______________________.
E.T., Home Alone, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Saving Private Ryan, and many others
What music function is the most intelligent?
Commenting and Adding
What music function is the weakest?
Paralleling the Action (Underscoring)
Music that sounds like a specific country or culture is which function?
Defining Ethnicity, Location, and Period
Name two ways that you can tell if music in a movie is "Necessary."
1. The characters interact with it/hear it
2. It is a central part of the scene
What emotions do brass instruments commonly create?
Power and sorrow
What emotions do percussion instruments commonly create?
What emotion are strings instruments commonly used to create?
Romance and Tragedy
Underscoring is another name for which function?
Paralleling the Action
What were the first movies called that had actors speaking and singing on screen?
What is it called when the music is scary and then doesn't follow through?
Name three ways in which you can change the music using audacity
Amplify/change tempo/wah-wah/cut/bass boost/
What instruments did John Williams play?
Piano, trumpet, trombone, clarinet
At what School of Music did John Williams study?
Julliard School of Music
Name a type of award that John Williams has won.
Golden Globe or Oscar
What is a synch point? Be able to give an example.
A synch point is when a specific moment in the movie matches perfectly with a specific moment in the music.
If you see a landscape focused shot with music explaining the setting, what music function is likely being used?
Commenting and Adding
What function is likely being used if you have music that is matching an action packed scene?
...paralleling the Action (Underscoring)
If actors or actresses are performing to or hearing music then the function must be_______________.
If you are watching a scene with lots of feeling and very little action the music function is likely_____________.