If you use the same motif throughout the movie, you create continuity.
And if you play the motif in different ways, you create new moods.
Melody creates continuity three ways
Another use of melodies
You can use melodies to create continuity.
1. All the shot of a scene
In a scene, you need some kind of sound which makes people feel that all the images are from the same scene. (Same location, same actors, same subject, same goals, etc.)
An easy way to create continuity for a scene is to have the same background sound (ambient sounds) and the same musical theme throughout the scene. Therefore, playing a short melody, or even a single note, or a simple rhythm during an entire scene gives the scene continuity. But what works best is to use musical themes.
2. Adjacent scenes
Two scenes can be tied together with music. When music from one scene continues into the next scene, it brings the two scenes together.
3. Unrelated scenes
Even though two scenes are not related, the action in one scene can be tied to the action in another scene much later, by playing the same music in both scenes.
Playing the same motiv (melody) in different ways to create different moods.
Your assignment - Part 4 - Continuity
Create continuity and emotion with a single melody.
Pick one (1) of the musical motives from above and play it three (3) ways.
As an example, you can play the Baby Bear's motif as "tired", "sad", and "happy".
2 points each. Keep this very simple. Only three to six seconds long.
(Note: You just take the same 7 notes and play them in different ways using another other musical instrument.)
Use the same motif (melody) but play it differently.
Papa Bear A seven note musical theme.
Sleepy Bear The same seven note musical theme.
Angry Bear The same seven note musical theme.
Hungry Bear The same seven note musical theme.
Baby Bear A seven note musical theme.
Baby Bear Happy The same seven note musical theme.
Baby Bear Sad The same seven note musical theme.
Baby Bear Sleepy The same seven note musical theme.