Semester Project Notes: Due October 3 (11:59 pm)- Turn in draft (for grading) of the introduction section for your semester project and email it to email@example.com for a response-post grade.
View one (1) of your semester project films by September 30 (and make detailed notes).
Due October 2 (noon) – Read and engage in all materials for chapter 5 and listen to at least one of the interviews with a featured film composer in this chapter. Address the following:
- What are your thoughts on the Blind Film Critic Jay Forry after exploring his interviews & life?
- What is most fascinating to you about the use of sound, silence and music based on the lesson?
- What type of musical soundtracks (or composers) are you usually drawn to? Why?
4. Address the following questions after listening to a composer interview and respond at the bottom of this post:
A. Address which interview you listened to.
B. Name at least 2 films of the composer.
C. What did you learn about film composing from this individual, or what fascinated you about the filmmaker’s approach to composing (either in general or for a specific film)?
The above interview is with composer Ryan Amon from the film Elysium
The above interview is with Oscar-winner Steven Price. Price has been connected to greats like Trevor Jones and Hans Zimmer, and with work on such films as “Lord of the Rings” and “Batman Begins.” He was also involved in original music for “Baby Driver” and “American Assassin.”
Film composer Mark McKenzie (above) has worked with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Danny Elfman. His compositions have been featured at the Olympics and the Oscars. His influences have been heard on Dances with Wolves, Good Will Hunting, Sleepless in Seattle and more. On this episode of Cinemascene, McKenzie talks with Noel T. Manning II about his life, his passion for music and his film “The Ultimate Life.”
John Ottman (above) is editor and composer for several X-Men films and the Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
The first 15 minutes of the above interview is with Junkie XL, composer for Mad Max: Fury Road and Justice League
Long-time film composer Mark Isham (above) shares his view of music and cinema.
**Listen to one of these and share your thoughts below.**