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Film Scoring/Editing film for music

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These instructions are designed for GarageBand 3 plus the sounds of a symphony orchestra.
GarageBand is easy and fast yet powerful enough to do film scoring.
Please, tell me if you find anything as good!


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This course in music and filmmaking is:
Film scoring introduction for filmmakers
This lesson is:
Lesson #5 - Editing film for music
The pages in this lesson are:
Page 1:Narrative music vs. Dialog

Crystal Clear app kfm home.png Editing movies to add narrative music

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Lesson Summary - Make room for your music

Previously, you learn there is background music and foreground music.
And you learned that you must never have foreground music over dialog.
So how do you get room for the music.
Answer
You make room. You edit the movie differently.



How to get actors to stop talking

You need them to pause but they don't.

The solution is to pull apart their dialog.

This is only a trick but it works on most movie which use over-the-shoulder shots.



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The next page

To work with Midi files, we need to get them into GarageBand.

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this film scoring class is Robert Elliott.
You can email me by clicking here. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png




Shortcuts to the other music lessons for film scoring: The Introduction"Fear""Joy""Drama"The Workshop



Film Scoring Introduction Lessons for Filmmakers
Introduction: Basic theory of film scoring Crystal Clear action info.png
Lesson #1: Sound of Fear - Individual notes Crystal Clear app knotify.png
Lesson #2: Sound of Joy - Rhythm Crystal Clear app kcmdf.png
Lesson #3: Sound of Drama - Melody Nuvola apps kcmmidi.png
Lesson #4: Butchering MIDI files - MIDI Gartoon-Gnome-desktop-config.png
Lesson #5: Adjusting the film edit - dialog for music Gartoon-Gnome-desktop-config.png
Exercises: Film scoring exercises - real scenes Crystal128-tv.svg





This lesson is part of the
course on film scoring
for non-musicians