Part of Course: Video Production Model
Unit Overview / Details
Students analyze the use of music in film and video projects, then spot, score, and sequence music for a project.
- 5 Class Periods
Content and Concepts
- "Spotting" for "cues"
- Theme and leitmotif
- The temp track
- Copyright and clearances
Lessons in this Unit
This lesson is designed to create a working knowledge and awareness of the technical aspects of a film score. This is an introduction to the process of “spotting” a film. Students explore the appropriate use of music to establish the basic mood, enhance the drama, establish the character of a person place or thing, give psychological insight and create continuity.
The emphasis of this lesson it to create awareness and understanding of composition techniques used in film scoring. When “spotting" a movie for music queues, it is necessary to understand typical and advanced musical techniques for enhancing the viewers experience. This lesson is an important introduction to the processes of “spotting" and scoring a film.