Presentation on theme: "The Use of Music as Emotion in Film w Cheryl Bates, D.M.A. w Lone Star College-Tomball, w Professor of Music w Music Program Director."— Presentation transcript:
The Use of Music as Emotion in Film w Cheryl Bates, D.M.A. w Lone Star College-Tomball, w Professor of Music w Music Program Director
The Use of Music as Emotion in Film w How music contributes to emotional effect w How general mood is supported by music w How music affects emotional experience
Music best enhances a film when it evokes and modulates a specific emotional response in the audience. - Roger Corman w When Your Ear Sets the Stage: Musical Context Effects in Film Perception by Oliver Vitouch in Psychology of Music, vol. 29, no. 1, 2001 pg
Brief Historical Facts w Hearing is the sense that most deeply stirs our emotions. - Aristotle w Earliest known writing about emotional influences of film music by Hugo Munsterberg circa w Original use of music in film was to mask sound of the projector and keep the audience from talking but also found purpose in illustration of action.
Important Early Films w Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) 1902 w Entracte by Rene Clair with film score by Erik Satie 1924 w The Jazz Singer 1927
Eight Functions of Music in Film w Masks extraneous noises of projector and audience - original purpose w Provides continuity between shots in a film
Eight Functions of Music in Film w Directs attention to important features of the screen through structural or associationist congruence (realism).
Eight Functions of Music in Film w Induces mood and emotional response w ldLPFF6tuVM ldLPFF6tuVM w
Eight Functions of Music in Film w Communicates meaning and furthers the narrative w S0t8 S0t8 w
w Music becomes integrated with film. -bzWSJG93P8 -bzWSJG93P8 Eight Functions of Music in Film
w Music can heighten the sense of reality in film and direct attention and concern.
Eight Functions of Music in Film w Music adds to the aesthetic effect of film.
Concepts of Music as Emotion in Film w Fast, loud music arouses while slow, soft music calms.
Concepts of Music as Emotion in Film w Music establishes expectations and implications of which some are realized and some are violated.
Concepts of Music as Emotion in Film w Music responds to changes in the action.
Music as Emotion in Film w Musical emotion can aid in delineation of visual meaning. w Music can control emotional response. w Emotional meaning of music can transfer to visuals. w Music aids sense of reality in the narrative. w Emotion of music can change as quickly as visuals.