The Importance Of Music In The Film Industry

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Being accurate and creating real world (or space in some cases) sounds are important, because filmmakers want the audience to believe what they see on the screen. They want the audience to be able to relate and feel as if they are a part of that scene. Sound and music have great affects on audiences. Sound makes a cinematic narration come to life. A motion picture has five information channels: Image, graphics, dialogues, sound effects, and music. Three out of five of these channels speak to the audio parts of the brain, which means that while sound design is subtle, and often underrated, it is one of the most important elements that makes a film (Thayer, Levenson 45). Every year, millions of people watch celebrities walk down the red carpet in expensive clothing and receive awards for their achievements in the entertainment industry. At one of the most prestigious award shows, the Academy Awards, nominees for best music deliver a grandiose performance. Music is a part of our daily lives, but it seems to have become an essential element of film industry as well. It is surprising to see how music became such a big part of a film, and how far the technology has enhanced with this relationship. It is fascinating to discover how it began; how music became a part of the film industry, and how important it is for filmmakers and musicians today. Especially with the new emerging technological tools, such as home theater surround systems, IMAX movie theaters etc, film has become more than just a visual experience. The film music does not necessarily mean something to the audience; it tells them how to feel, how to make sense of this crazy fantasy they are watching. It works on the unconscious mind. First films had no sound, and wer... ... middle of paper ... situation. Images themselves are not enough to carry enough the full information from the plot of a movie. Sound and music add meaning to the story, and enhance the viewers’ enjoyment from the film. The use of sound and music in films has benefited the film industry greatly, as it was one of the revolutionary stepping stones where film became more than an art form, and transcended into a global business. They carry the narrative from one scene to the other, until the very end of the movie; in the mean time helping editors to edit the film seamlessly, allowing the audience to lose themselves in the plot and become a part of it. It is proven that music affects the audience members’ perception of the plot, by subtly working on the unconscious mind and reflecting emotions, basically by telling the viewer how to feel about a certain scene, action, or character.

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