CREATING A CUE-SHEET & SOUNDTRACK
- Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding”
- Criteria C “Thinking Creatively”
- Criteria D “Responding”
- ATL Skills – Communication and Thinking
*START BY MAKING A COPY of this doc and sharing it with your team members and Mr. Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org :
By manipulating the ‘G8 Building Bricks of elements‘, create a 5-10 second audio soundtrack for 9 Scenes of a movie.
CHOOSE YOUR GENRE:
You have the following options for creating your soundtracks.
- FILM WITHOUT AUDIO – If you want to explore creating an actual movie then Download and use ONE OF THESE short Horror Films that do not have a soundtrack to create your soundtrack, download and import into Garageband. then you can create your music for each scene in Garageband by playing and recording any of the instruments available.
OR DO YOUR OWN THING – ANY STYLE or GENRE of Movie
- Using STILL PICTURES for each scene – Using digital still pictures that you find online or take yourself, create 9 scenes (one picture for each scene) to create a story of your choice. YOU can even make up your own story line.
Watch & Listen
Youtube THE POWER OF MUSIC IN FILM
next THE THEORY OF FILM MUSIC
- For inspiration let’s watch this short film which puts 4 different soundtracks together with the same scene to see how the music can change the mood of the scene.
- Now watch this short of the top 5 horror movie theme songs – listen for how the instrument choices. tempo and other elements make a difference to the music
You will need to make a
of your original short movie soundtrack which gives a detailed description of how you manipulated the elements of music and the impact it had on the outcome for each of the 9 scenes.
The google doc cue-sheet/storyboard is very important and needs to include your personal in depth reflections which includes your thoughts on how you think the 2 elements of music affected the mood of the music for each scene. Be sure to include insight into any experimentations you tried and their outcome. It is all about the process!
Process – CUE SHEET
*MAKE A COPY OF THE CUESHEET
(if you haven’t already received one via Classroom)
- MAKE A COPY of this cue-sheet/storyboard in google docs (Classroom may have already given you a copy)to map out your process. On it you will create an overview of how you will create the music for your movie as well as outline the elements of music you will use to create a short original piece of music (each 10 seconds) which represents the specific mood you want to create for each of the scenes and give your personal FEEDBACK on your process of composing the music. Your soundtrack music should be uploaded onto your Google ‘My Drive’ and shared with Mr. Johnston. Then add the link to the top of your cuesheet or if you created music recordings for each scene individually add the link in the left column for each scene.
- On the google.doc copy the overview of the plot (off of the movie) for each of the scenes. Select key words that describe the scene from each scene and notate them on the document. Try to incorporate the words which best set the moods for each scene (surprise, love, death, quandary, suspense, action, laughter, sorrow, thinking, contemplation, motion, waiting, adventure, etc). Discuss how you will use a minimum of 2 musical elements in each scene.
- If your movie has two scenes using the same mood you will need to create two different pieces of music discussing how you used 2 specific elements for each scene. Do not reuse the same music for both.
- In the second column for each scene write an overview that describes the specific mood you would like to create that would best support the scene.
- In the next column list the elements of music you will be using in your composition to create a specific mood for the scene and how you will use them. (tempo, texture, harmony, dynamics, rhythm, timbre, melody)
- REFLECT ON YOUR PROCESS – THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT – in the last column be sure to reflect on your process. Did it turn out the way you wanted or did you make changes to your original ideas? Did your music actually portray the mood you expected?
- You may use GarageBand, Noteflight, iMovie, or other applications.
- For Noteflight: create your music to the right length for your scene and export as an audio file to be added to iMovie or GarageBand
- For Garageband: Create NEW Project for your soundtrack in Garageband, then download the video Horror Film onto your computer and add it to the video timeline.
- Watch this YouTube to see how to add a video to your GarageBand timeline HERE
- USE AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS IN EACH SCENE
CREATE YOUR SOUNDTRACK
If you are going to use still pictures you will need to import them into an iMovie project first and then save as a Quicktime movie, and then import the movie into GarageBand after which you can create your soundtrack. Set EACH PICTURE to last BETWEEN 5-10 seconds. The length of time each picture appears on screen can be set in iMovie.
The last step is to save your Garageband Movie project for final grading.
EXPORT your movie with the audio by following these steps:
SAVE the movie onto your desktop and after exporting it will show up as a stand alone iMovie
Once you have your stand alone Quicktime Movie of your finished soundtrack upload your movie to your ‘Google My Drive’. Once uploaded share the movie with Mr. Johnston: email@example.com