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Film scoring/Creating a story with a melody


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This school is:
Narrative film production - Wikiversity Film School and School of Music - Wikiversity Film School
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This course is:
Film scoring
The pages in the course is:
Introduction to film scoring
Create the sound of fear from a single note
Create other moods from a single note
Create the sound of joy using a delicate rhythm
Create other moods from delicate rhythms
Quiz: Music which tells a story
Create a mood with a melody
Create a story with a melody
Quiz: The Spy Story - Who is who?
DVD-Video: Scoring your first scene - The Promotion
Create four motifs - Mama, papa, baby, and Goldie
Create continuity with a single motif
Foreground / Background music - soft vs. loud
Quiz: Watch a short movie - George Lucas In Love
DVD-Video: What is a "Spotting Session"? - Only A Dream
DVD-Video: Write two musical cues for Home Wrecker
More musical theory
Butchering Midi - The starwars theme
DVD-Video: How would you score Green Tea Smoothie ?
DVD-Video: Write a film score for Blindman's Bluff
Write a film score for Seduced by the Dark Side!


Moods created from delicate rhythms
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Blue check.svgYour assignment A story Nuvola apps juk.png

Create a melody which tells a STORY.
2 points. Be sure to tell me what story your melody creates.
Don't try to get too fancy. Just a very simple melody which tell the audience a story.
Note: You can use the same stories in the Pop Quiz.
  • Suggestion: "Running fast", "Birthday party", "Stealth".

6 to 8 seconds maximum!


Maximum limit four each.





Completed assignments: Tell a story





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Examples of a melody which tell a story for the course on film scoring for musicians




From Oregon, Orsanct has completed this assignment. July 22, 2007




From Germany, Blueygh2 has completed this assignment. September 6, 2007




From Florida, Joe Mac has completed this assignment. September 17, 2007

  • Joe Mac used a melody to create the story of a Wedding/Marriage which you can hear by clicking here. (Wedding/marriage melody: Buscarino nylon string electric guitar into GarageBand 4 played ' live.') 10 points.
  • Joe Mac used a melody to create the story of Christmas which you can hear by clicking here. (Xmas melody: Played midi controller into GarageBand. Used boldt ensonic celeste sound.) 10 points.
  • Joe Mac used a melody to create the story of A pretty girl enters which you can hear by clicking here. (pretty girl enters: fender strat into GarageBand 4 .........New Nashville guitar setting, master track set to 'classical chamber.') 10 points.
Update
I asked Joe Mac to try shorter musical cues and to hold the last note. Here are his results.
  • Joe Mac used a melody to create the story of a Wedding/Marriage which you can hear by clicking here. (Wedding/marriage melody: Buscarino nylon string electric guitar into GarageBand 4 played ' live.')
  • Joe Mac used a melody to create the story of Christmas which you can hear by clicking here. (Xmas melody: Played midi controller into GarageBand. Used boldt ensonic celeste sound.)
  • Joe Mac used a melody to create the story of A pretty girl enters which you can hear by clicking here. (pretty girl enters: fender strat into GarageBand 4 .........New Nashville guitar setting, master track set to 'classical chamber.')
When you listen to these musical cues, they sound strange to end on just a sustained note. But remember that in a movie, there is a lot of action and dialog so this music will fit in perfectly.


From Brazil, Tiago Louis Zontag (Zon) has completed this assignment. December 26, 2007





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May 17, 2008
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Now for some more fun
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Next is a fun pop quiz. You get to watch a movie and they make up stories. What fun! Creative pop quiz: The spy story - Deciding who is who?


Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this course is Robert Elliott. You can send me a quick email by clicking here.





NOTE: To submit assignments
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