MUSIC & FILM PROJECT
Your Quick Education
To understand the importance of Music review:
1) 'How Film Scores Play With Our Brains' (11 min)
2) '7 Ways to Use Music to Create Mood and Meaning Onscreen' (Article w/links to Film clips)
Both use scenes from famous Films to blow your mind with how Music can shape and increase the power of the visual!
Watch 'How Music Can Change a Film' (3 min), in which a boat scene from 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' is shown with its original Music -- then backed by (3) different types of Music -- each entirely changing the mood / meaning of the scene!
Then if you want to try yourself to use Music to transform Film, simply take a (1) minute clip of something you shot -- it can be family, a performance, anything you were looking at -- then set it to at least (2) very different types of Music!
One really startling thing you might learn is that Music you never liked listening to in everyday life, you now enjoy matching that Music to Film! Start noticing soundtrack Music as you watch Films / Series -- especially the opening and closing title sequences.
Where Online To Find Music FREE! (or for a few $s)
All you have to do is search 'free music for videos' and find info about numerous sites.
Here is one Filmmaker's approach 'How To Find Music For Your Films' (4 min)
Interested in the technical of how to match Music -- beat to frame - to Film? In 'How To Use Music In A Film', a Filmmaker uses a silent (1) minute short Film he created with clips of shots from various locations and demonstrates how he selects and lays Music to help create a story for the images.
Our Music & Film Project is aimed at supporting the development of local Composer-Musicians. It's easy to self-produce your own Music now, but it's not easy to get it widely heard or make $ from it.
Musicians depend on local jobs (i.e. teaching lessons, weddings, playing in bars and clubs, music at churches, etc.) that often grow out of word-of-mouth marketing. These jobs are here and there (with no benefits), and usually don't allow Musicians to fully express their creativity.
The Film & Series Industry in New York City is booming. All that content needs music. Budgeted productions want original music -- not downloads from libraries everyone uses.