Grade Level: 11-12 Semester/ 0.500 credit(s) Elective
This class will allow students to analyze the connection between music and film. Students will learn the process of scoring music to fit movies and specific scenes and determining instrumentation to best portray the desired mood. The history of scoring music to fit a scene, with roots in classical music and opera, to early film (silent movies), through the advent of computers and synthesizers, to modern-day film scoring will be covered. Influential film composers and their works will be discussed and analyzed. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own film score for a short scene. Projects will include the critical analysis of film scores for several movies, composing music to fit specified moods and scenes, and creating a film score for a short video.