Creating continuity with a motif
- Applying a motif to a movie.
- 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.