The practice of underscoring movies is as old as film itself, from early improvised accompaniments to silent films, to the orchestrations of Ennio Morricone and Louis and Bebe Barron. In this course, we will look and listen to a variety of films and sound scores throughout the ages, analyzing the way in which they act as counterpoint to content and the visual score. Written analysis of diverse film sound design, foley, and musical accompaniments will serve as background to the studentsʹ own projects. Students will be expected to provide musical content to a variety of films by the end of the term (which may include collaborations with other student projects in video and animation) as well as orchestration of previously existing films. Students will be expected to record and sync their music within a digital environment. This course is a co-requisite with Sound Design for Moving Images.
Corequisites: Students must also register for Sound Design for Moving Images (MSR4120.01)