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Music or noises that the characters can hear
Music or noises that the characters don't hear, but the audience can hear.
Music or noises that appear where the camera is pointing
Music or noises that the characters and audience can hear, but is not visible on screen. (Ex. a car honking in the distance.)
The 3 parts of a Sound track
Something said or done that that signals the actor to begin a performance
Watch Ride of the valkyries scene
Wagner is the composer, Nazi sympathizer.
Sounds triumphant but the scene is not. Starts with diegetic onscreen to diegetic off screen.
Viewer Sympathizes with the Americans, and it poses question, who is the hero and who is the enemy??
Matching the movement to the music.
The beat goes along to EXACTLY what the characters are moving like.
The difference between the sound of the instruments.
the "color" of the different instruments/voices.
the performing forces (the types of instruments and voices) and the relationship between the different parts(melody and accompaniment)
How loud or soft you play the music. (Pianissimo, piano, mezzo piano, forte, fortissimo)
a musical system revolvong around a single tone or note...it's the focal point
This is where the music begins and ends
Chords and sounds that aren't filled with tension. Sounds pleasant to listen to.
Chords and sounds that seem unstable or filled with tension.
Composer of the song in Ride of the Valkyries.
Also composed songs in Tristan und Isolde
Tristan und Isolde
Composed by Richard Wagner.
Final dramatic music from the Opera Tristan und Isolde. (the video we listened to with the lady singing a really ****ing high note.)
a musical formula/idea that the rest of the composition is developed around
carries an extra musical association
Usually associated with a character
The breakdown of a chord...Playing the sounds in a chord one note at a time
ANYTHING you see
sets, costumes ,colors, makeup, gestures
gives us an idea about the character
When the camera turns to look at something that the main character is looking at
The camera IS the eye
Associated with Carlotta
A film with no words
Early Cinema 1895-1905
Lumierre Brothers in Paris made films
Vaudeville---basically a circus. Variety of theatrical films. Before Nickelodeons.
Basically a circus
-Variety of theatrical acts. One component of that was a film. Played traditional classical music to attract people. Before Nickelodeons.
You pay a nickel to see a silent film. Usually had a live performer improvising to the movie. Some had phonographs.
Originally in Pittsburg.
The musicians who played the special scores to the silent films. Usually had to improvise the music
Test that shows dialogue or scenario of movie
-cue for musician to start playing
The sheet that the theater musicians get
- helps them with the timing of when to play the songs
Music written for a specific movie
-a collection of songs to help the musicians
Picture Palace Phase
large crowd base
-needed singers who could project their voice across the entire auditorium
Music Director Duties
Maintain music library
A soundtrack for a movie composed with Music that has already existed before the movie was made.
-music that hasn't been made especially for the film
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Music on set
Music that is played on set so that the actors can sync their dance moves to the music that will be played in the theater
what the ****
William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson was a Scottish inventor who devised an early motion picture camera under the employment of Thomas Edison. Famously invented Dickson Experimental Sound Film.
Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894-1895)
A film made by William Dickson in late 1894 or early 1895. It is the first known film with live-recorded sound and appears to be the first motion picture made for the Kinetophone, the proto-sound-film system developed by Dickson and Thomas Edison. (33mm film/40 frames per second)
Sound on Disc
Sounds recorded on disk, links phonograph to projector. Limited
Sound on Film
refers to a class of sound film processes where the sound accompanying picture is physically recorded onto photographic film
A sound film system used for feature films and was the last major analog sound-on-disc system and the only one which was widely used and commercially successful
Using phonograph recordings synced up with the image. Were essentially sound shorts.
The Jazz Singer
A 1927 American musical film. As the first feature-length motion picture with not only a synchronized recorded music score, but also lip-synchronous singing and speech in several isolated sequences. The first "talkie"
Al Jolson was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. Famously starred in The Jazz Singer and was known for practicing "black face"
Transition to sound Film (1926-1930)
Synchronization of music to film.
Synchronized sound and music
Transition from part "talkie" to 100% "talkie"
Is a partly, and most often primarily, silent film which includes one or more synchronous sound sequences with audible dialog or singing. Famous example is The Jazz Singer (1927)
A motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film
MGM, Paramount, Fox, Warner Bros, and RKO
Columbia, Universal Studios
The set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968
Was an Austrian-born American music composer for theatre and films. He became one of the first composers to write music scores for films and was eventually referred to as "the father of film music"
Film released in 1933, film score created by Max Steiner.
Was an Austrian-born composer and conductor. He was a noted pianist and composer of classical music, along with music for Hollywood films, and the first composer of international stature to write Hollywood scores
Classical Hollywood Model
Served as a guideline in film production. Invisibility, inaudibility, signifier of emotion, narrative cuing, continuity, unity
Musical elements of film: Composer, music editor, orchestrator, etc
The single person viewing of a motion picture with music
The machine thT COMBINES A KINETOSCOPE AND a phonograph to produce the illusion of motion in a scene with accompanying sounds.
basically what is used to create the kinetoscope
still photograph in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip