It is important that you give everyone in your group a role. When creating a short film each person in the group need to take responsibility.
The roles you need in your group include.
You can have more than one person in each role and you can have people in multiple roles. You need to make sure everyone in your groups knows what they are doing and what is expected of them.
Your task is to compose a one minute film. It can be longer but should be no longer than two minutes
You will make the film and compose the music to it.
It can be either a short film or a trailer to a longer film.
You should have a maximum of six people in your group.
IN YOUR GROUP YOU MUST HAVE:
Someone who can play an instrument
Someone who has video editing software
Someone of the opposite gender
Someone of a different nationality
Look at the examples from last year for ideas.
You need to choose a film genre - Horror, Action, Comedy, Romantic, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery,
You need to create a storyboard - Use the Storyboard to help you and give you timing for the film.
Your storyboard is due as a homework next week.
Then you need to make the film. Make sure someone in your group has film and music editing software. You will hand in your project in the final week of the term. Make sure you have the pace of your film documented. There are examples in the article below.
To Understand what a leitmotif is.
To perform a famous leitmotif from a movie.
The Leitmotif is a short piece of music that is associated with a character or an idea or a feeling.
Examples of Leitmotifs include.
Jaws - The shark
For this lesson, I want you to look at a variety of leitmotifs and try to perform them in pairs.
The sheet music will be available from Mr H or available to download here.
Homework - To find examples of the Leitmotif.
Questions for discussion
Composing your own mood piece
Working in groups (maximum of three)
Take the card from your chosen mood. This is either Horror, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Romantic.
What you compose has to fit with the man walking video. See below.
Compose a 50-second piece of music to match with the video that you looked at for homework.
You will record or perform you piece of music to the class.
For a horror soundtrack
For an action soundtrack
For a romantic soundtrack
To Learn about CONCORDS and DISCORDS and how film music composers have used DISCORDS in their SOUNDTRACKS to create a mood of tension and suspense.
To plan and compose a SOUNDTRACK to a Horror Movie using a STORYBOARD using a DISCORD and choosing suitable sounds to create an effect.
For this lesson, you will need to work in pairs at the keyboard.
Follow the worksheet
Homework - To watch the following film. You will need to comment on what is happening in the music. The genre the music represents, what happens to the mood of the music and how it makes you feel. Fill out the questionnaire after the video.