It often gets underrated as a predominant psychological force as it is employed subliminally by filmmakers under their narrative so that their audience is unaware of its presence. Nicholas Cook, author of Analyzing Musical Multimedia, states, “words and pictures deal primarily with the specific…while music deals primarily with responses--that is, with values, emotions, and attitudes….”(22). However, there is certain music that is suppose to be heard by the audience as part of the cinematic diegesis. All sounds that are understood by characters in the narrative are referred to as diegetic; however, those sounds that are not part of the diegesis are referred to as nondiegetic. This would suggest that diegetic music is processed on the conscious level while nondiegetic music might remain on the subconscious level (Gorbman, 75).
And that is why music is one of the most important elements in cinema. John Williams in a late interview said this: “The music is part of a whole, which if I try as a composer to take that part of the whole, like in a concerto. I would not succeed, because the attention would go only for the music and not for the picture” (John Williams Interview). In Jaws, the music blends with the picture and acting; there are no imbalances. The picture and the music need to be in perfect harmony.
I will looks and what goes on to getting that shot or how hard it must’ve been to edit some of the scenes. I think that it has made me a little more lenient when I review a movie. In the past I would think a movie wasn’t good if I didn’t like the story but now I can look past things and judge it by the cinematography and set design. I think I have started to understand that film is an art form and deserves to be treated more carefully than most people treat it. I now understand just how hard it is to make and be a part of a movie.
I choose to do the editing option because I believe that editing is the single handed most important part in film making. Editing in movies can basically make or break a movie. It also helps to tell the story that the producer and director are trying to get across to the audience. Might be the choice of lighting from one shot to the next, or the volume of a footstep. These all play major roles when putting a film together, and more times than not it takes more time to edit a film than to actually shoot it.
Editing in films binds the narrative by assembling sequences, layers of imagery, the story, music, effects and the pace to shape the story into a final product.Editing in music videos is done to setup a mood, feeling and emotional state which disconnects the audience from the traditional narrative. There may be or may not be a story, but the main focus of music videos is ... ... middle of paper ... ...have already begun to see – more as a means to playful firing visual fascination. The opposition of realistic film visual culture and non-narrative montage tradition has begun to breakdown. It is leading towards hybridization of realistic and stylized editing. Thus at one extreme there is a montage phenomenon of music video and on the other hand the editing technique of traditional cinema comes together.
Editing Critique of Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World In order for a film to be successful many different elements must be taken into consideration even before beginning to shoot. The tone of the piece, what sort of lighting will be used, the location of the shots, and a palette for the film, are all elements that need to be considered before the actual filmmaking begins. However, even with rigorous planning, questions will still arise during shooting, questions that might not even be apparent or answered until the footage reaches the editing room. However, many shortcomings in shooting can be solved through editing. In fact, with good editing pretty much any type of footage can be made into a working piece of art.
They get their ideas across by using cinematic techniques and styles which make us view a certain subject in the light that they put it in. I will discuss the differing techniques used by the makers of "Stepping Razor" and describe what the overall impression of the movie has on the viewer, and what the agenda of the director is. Genre "Genre: A group of films having recognizably similar plots, character types, settings, filmic techniques, and themes." (Konigsberg:165) The Genre of this film is difficult to define because it is not composed of a single agenda. The director makes a point of talking about Tosh’s life, but because of the cinematic themes and the film’s style it is not solely a documentary.
Would we able to truly feel those scenes if their images were presented in films without music? According to Jeffrey, a film and sound producer who says in her article that the absence of music from a film will impact the quality of imagery that is presented in it. Music has its own language and it brings the images that we experience in films to life. Every set, landscape, place, character, theme and atmosphere in the film needs music to help guide our emotions as we watch those moving images. Moreover, Jeffrey explains how different scenes in a film require different types of music to help the audience adjust and fit with what they see on the screen, and to recount the story in these scenes.
The primary reason for this is that movies are forced into brevity, and with a few exceptions such as Gone With the Wind, it is very difficult to encapsulate details, vivid depictions and descriptions, and imagery that can be found in a book to the big screen. It is also not fair to compare the vision and talent between a Nobel Prize winning author with the vision and talent of a director and accomplished actor such as Gary Sinise. Just the fact that they are two different individuals with different visions is enough to predict that their final outcomes will be slightly varied, even when one is adapting material into a different form.
The purpose of this paper will be to investigate the role in which music plays in conveying emotion within film, while supporting the argument that it is one of the greatest sources of emotion in film. This will be achieved by studying various other works, that will help in further explain why this is so. Music, virtually always accompanies film. Hegel said that music in film is an absolute necessity while Zizek interprets it as a necessity in the form of contingency. It is predominantly made up of symbols in the form of sounds consisting of pitch, melody, rhythm, tonality, harmony and timbre.