What is the relationship between film and popular music?
How do both industries influence each other and affect pop culture?
What are the various artistic ways songs are used in film?
How has popular music made unique impacts on cinema and come to influence new scoring practices?
These are some of the questions we’ll explore in our Film Music Supervision & Pop Scoring Decal. While traditional orchestral film scoring has a significant history in cinema, music supervision (the use of pre-existing music in a film's soundtrack) has also made a significant contribution to how we’ve come to experience movies today. Artistically, financially, and culturally, popular music has become an essential yet under-discussed element of film history and practice.
With the growing trend of popular musicians creating film scores, we’ll also discuss pop scoring: how popular music has and continues to influence original film scores. Through historical background, collaborative discussion, notable film clips, music and film analysis, full film screenings, and a creative final project, the whole class will move towards a comprehensive grasp on the of intersection popular music and cinema.
Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:
- identify and analyze the musical elements of film soundtracks and their relationship with other aspects of the cinema they’re featured in
- understand the role of a music supervisor in both creative and business aspects
- draw upon the historical development of film soundtracks when thinking about film music, especially in regards to conventional use and pop culture
- reflect on the growing trends of pop scoring and the relation between popular music and cinema
Class is P/NP, graded on:
Attendance & Participation – 35%
Short Weekly Reflections – 35%
Creative Final Project / Paper – 30%
(See syllabus for info on attendance, readings, short reflections etc.)
In addition to the weekly Monday 6:10-7:00 class, screenings will be each Thursday 6:00pm. Screening attendance is highly encouraged, but students have the option to watch at home if they cannot attend any screening. All films are available to stream in various locations online for a small fee, and several are available for free on-site streaming through the Media Resource Center in Moffitt.
|Film Music Supervision & Pop Scoring Lecture (see Screening info above)||Dylan Medlock, Ben Fried||50||Moffitt 103||[M] 6:00PM-7:00PM||8/27/2018||