This lesson and supporting resources provide an extremely detailed account of how modern films use both Music and Sound, but also the people that make it. This lesson is closely linked with others in this series, “Music and Sound Design in Films”.
All material, presentations and worksheets, within this resource has been recently updated and now includes links to online 'Distance Learning' versions through Google Slides™. This allowing extra flexibility and continued support if students are learning and engaging from outside the classroom at home.
The lesson presentation covers these key areas in detail;
- Has Music always been in Films?
- Non-Diegetic Sound in movies
- Why have Music in films?
- The two types of musical elements in films
- How Film scores play with our Brains
- Who creates the music for Films?
- The people that work on film music and production
- Spotting Session
- Composing and Writing
- Practical Example Part 1 – Interstellar Film – Hans Zimmer: writing for film
- Practical Example Part 2 – Interstellar Film – Hans Zimmer: writing for film
- Music and sounding Syncing
- Themes and Musical Motifs
- Great example of musical Motifs in classic films
- Character Themes – “Leitmotifs”
- Practical Example – JAWS Film
- Practical Example – “Leitmotifs in Star Wars Films”
- Film Music Conclusion
The presentation comes with convenient embedded YouTube video examples, this aiding learning and ensuring a very interactive lesson that engages with learners throughout.
This lesson also links very closely to those of:
- Foley & Sound Effects In Films
- How Sound is Used in Films
- History of Sound in Film
- Sound Design in Star Wars
This resource also comes with 3 separate worksheet tasks that can be completed as homework or in-class projects. One of these is directly linked to the lesson presentation, allowing learners to follow along during the lesson, but also providing greater engagement. This classroom task comes in a “No Style”, black and white print out or an attractive, “Styled” version. This also has embedded YouTube videos to aid learning and provided industry examples of score in film making. Moreover, these are also provided with answers to aid learning and save teaches time with marking student’s work.
In this package:
- PRESENTATION – Creating Music for Films (.pdf High quality)
- PRESENTATION – Creating Music for Films(.pdf compressed quality)
- PRESENTATION – Creating Music for Films (.pptx PowerPoint - read-only)
- VIDEO – Revision video of the presentation to aid learning and help with student learning.
- GOOGLE SLIDES™ - Resource sheet with links to Digital Learning version of material (.pdf)
- WORKSHEET 1 – Class Task (Linked with Presentation) (.pdf Plain - Not Styled)
- WORKSHEET 1– Class Task (Linked with Presentation) (.pdf Plain - STYLED)
- ANSWERS 1– Class Task (Linked with Presentation) (.pdf Plain - STYLED)
- WORKSHEET 2 – Important Works to Remember (.pdf Plain - Not Styled)
- ANSWERS – Homework- Important Works to Remember (.pdf Plain - Not Styled)
- WORKSHEET 3 – RESEARCH; Homework – Music Features in Films (.pdf Plain - Not Styled)
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