EM Film Music

Composing with intent

Half term TEST

Watch the video, follow instructions on your sheet and answer the questions.

  • YOU WILL BE MARKED ON SPELLING, CAPITAL LETTERS AND DETAIL.
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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE WEBSITE, ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON PAPER AND BRING TO NEXT LESSON

Video

Questions


The Task: Using iMovie, devise and film a trailer or scene from a film. Then add a soundtrack that enhances the mood or atmosphere of your film.

Key terms we will be using

Ostinato A short repeated pattern, can be a rhythm or a melody
Pedal A long note held or repeated throughout the piece

Prep for 13th May

Listen to the first couple of minutes of each then choose one to listen to all the way through.

Comment at the bottom-which is the scariest and why? Which did you choose to lsten all the way through to and why?

 

Watch this video from a film composer about using music to create atmosphere.

What makes the music sound scary?

This video is an example of film music designed to scare you. Can you use the comments box to say how the composer does this?

And finally a film you might have seen-how does this one set the scene for the film?

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39 thoughts on “EM Film Music”

  1. Catherine said:

    All the clips have the change of pace, from fast to slow and they also have the volume change were its starts quite and gets louder. This is effective because it helps build tense in the movie.

  2. I got quite scared when I watched the first clip… but it wasn’t so scary that I screamed
    lol

  3. Stephanie Ravello said:

    I like the pace of the music.

  4. Hannah said:

    Every clip has a slow pace to begin with which increases as the movement in the scene increases. It gives the scene the tense atmosphere aimed.

  5. Kirsten said:

    there is a build up in each clip working from slow tempered music to a quick pace movement which creates more of a build up onto what happens next.

  6. Music gives the film a better effect and makes it more freaky xx

  7. the music in the clips gives the clip more effect and more freaky and builds up to tension

  8. the second one was quite loud and scary but started of very quiet.

  9. lewis snow said:

    the tension mostly builds up when the evil characters there because the music gets louder and deeper

  10. All the clips have a change in pace, from slow to fast and they also have the music change where its starts quiet and gets louder. This is effective as it helps to build tension in the film

  11. chloe holloway said:

    i think all these songs/sounds suit what type of film it is and they all have different rhythms.

  12. Tyler Nelson said:

    the music gives the film a better effect and makes it more scary

  13. nick lawrence :) said:

    i liked the creepy music and made the situation tence

  14. I think that if the music was not there then the movie would not be scary.

  15. hazza360 said:

    All of the clips have deep sounds that change pace throughout, creating tension and eeriness.

  16. There is always a build up from slow to action music to give suspense on whats going to happen.

  17. all these pieces of music create suspense and tension due to the build up of the song

  18. the change in the pace gives it the affect

  19. All of them change pace quickly, it starts slow and gets faster this helps build tension

  20. All the clips have the change of pace, from fast to slow and they also have the volume change were its starts quite and gets louder. This is effective because it helps build tense in the movie.There is always a build up from slow to action music to give suspense on whats going to happen.

  21. All the clips have the change of pace, from fast to slow and they also have the volume change were its starts quite and gets louder. This is effective because it helps build tense in the movie. but they are a bit scary i think they are meant for horror films

  22. christopher said:

    all of them change pace quikley,it starts slow and gets farster this helps build tension.

  23. All the clips change pace from fast to slow which is good coz it built up the effect

    • Jenna this was not the task you have been asked to do. You were asked to listen to the first few minutes of all of them then choose one to hear all the way through and say in the comments box which you chose and why. Please do this again.

  24. I like the scary sounds (3) because the music starts of quite and peaceful and then the sound and pace increases showing the change in action.

  25. Lewis snow said:

    I liked number 5 because it’s loud and uses voices as we’ll

  26. nick lawrence :) said:

    number 3 built up tension

  27. It adds effect and tension

  28. I chose 3

  29. hazza360 said:

    I chose the third one because it has a smooth opening but then it turns mysterious with all different sound effects and change of tempo. It also creates tension as it suddenly stops and starts to build up.

  30. And the music was tense

  31. the second one was quite loud and scary

  32. I chose the third one because it has a smooth opening but then it turns mysterious with all different sound effects and change of tempo. It also creates tension as it suddenly stops and starts to build up.

  33. Alex the said:

    All the videos have the change of pace the start from slow and gets faster and they also has a volume change were its starts quite and gets louder and louder. This is effective because it helps build tension throughout the video.

  34. MICHAEL WICKS said:

    The music gives the film a better effect.

  35. MICHAEL WICKS said:

    SO IT’S MORE SCARY

  36. MICHAEL WICKS said:

    number 1 it was scary but good and the way the music builds up makes a good afect

  37. Every clip has a slow pace to begin with which increases as the movement in the scene increases. It gives the scene the tense atmosphere aimed.

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