Imagine a world without music….no songs, no melodies, no instruments….weird huh? It’s almost impossible to think about what life would be like without music in it. Think about how often we hear it on a daily basis. It’s on tv shows, commercials, in the car on our radio, and in our headphones on our iPods. Now try to imagine movies without music. There would be no suspenseful music to lead up to the climax, to tension or drama that would build. Music and sound play an extremely important part in movies, probably as much as the pictures we see.
For this week’s blog, I’d like you to think of three examples in which music really affected a movie. Think back to all of the movies you’ve watched over your 11-13 years of existence. Which ones stood out in terms of how music was used to affect your experience? It could be the Emperor’s March in Star Wars where Darth Vader walked down the hall on his way to the bridge. It could be the music that played leading up to a scary sequence in a horror movie. It could be the music that the actors sang in a particular part like in “Remember the Titans.” Think of three examples and tell me about why they stood out for you.
I currently teach Advanced Media Production, Beginning Media Production, the Yearbook Class, two Intro to Computing - iPad Classes, and I am also the school's technology coordinator. You can say I wear many hats here at CKMS!