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gcse - sound

  1. 1. G.C.S.E Music and Sound
  2. 2. Todays Objectives • WALT • What is a film score? • How can music impact a film or scene? • What is the difference between music and sound? • WILF • Describe a range of different types of music scores • Describe how a music score can create atmosphere and heighten tension. • Discuss and use terminology to differentiate between music and sound.
  3. 3. Starter • What is the most memorable piece of music you can remember from film? • What is it about the music that is memorable? • Mine is Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  4. 4. Music scores • Can you identify the genres of the films from the pieces of music being played? • Can you name the films?
  5. 5. Sound in Film • This is divided into two forms for film: • Diegetic • Non Diegetic
  6. 6. DIEGETIC SOUND Sounds that can be heard in the diegesis (the world) of the film. Dialogue, explosions, music on a car radio etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH-r4HXHcCk&feature=relmfu Ten minutes describe the various diegetic sounds used within the scene Sound within this category can not be added, it is worth noting however that eve if the sound was created in post production like a gun shot if it belongs in the world of the movie then it remains diegetic sound.
  7. 7. NON-DIEGETIC SOUND Sounds that are outside the diegesis (the world) of the film. Soundtrack, External voiceover • Many films will use narrators like Stand By Me or the Shawshank Redemption • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Lic4ueSmY&feature=rel mfu • Ten minutes identify the use of non-diegetic sound.
  8. 8. SYNCHRONOUS SOUND Sounds that reflect what can be seen on screen. e.g. A shot of a door closing and the sound of the slam. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdBO3uQcHgI • Name the synchronous sounds within this scene
  9. 9. ASYNCHRONOUS SOUND Sounds that don’t reflect the images on screen. e.g. a police siren in the distance • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW4tjKzDEDU • Identify the sounds.
  10. 10. CONTRAPUNTAL SOUND Sounds that are juxtaposed with images that are displayed on screen. e.g. violence on screen supported by happy music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-zRtT5jPLA What do you think the impact is of using classical music with the violence in the scene.
  11. 11. Music and Sound • Four main areas of meaning that can be created through sound either diegetic or non-diegetic: • Character – use of a musical motif can help suggest the type of character either good or bad. • Genre – the type of music can help to identify the genre of the film, can you give an example. • Setting – The style of music or ambiance can suggest the place. Westerns the use of emptiness wind for the tumbleweeds etc. • Narrative – the story and event being shown, it can often create atmosphere and tension.
  12. 12. Impact of Musical Scores • Watch the scenes and identify the diegetic and non diegetic sounds • Analyse how tension and atmosphere is created in the scene? • How does the music change as the scene progresses? • What does the use of music suggest about the character? • Discuss any points of interest of the music relating to setting, or genre where relevant? • Scene 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iovzthD9fFg • Scene 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VP5jEAP3K4 • Scene 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPeHFDxKUP4
  13. 13. Homework • Complete the analysis of the three extracts on this powerpoints, it can be found on the blog: • Hpgcsefilmstudies.wordpress.com • This blog will contain all resources and information for the course.