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Flashcards in Film Music Deck (10)
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1

Name some film music composers

John Williams, Hans Zimmer and Bernard Herman

2

Name some video game music composers

Koji Kondo, Harry Gregson-Williams and Martin O’Donnell

3

What is a leitmotif?

The characters specific theme or motif in a film which is played each time the character’s on screen so the audience associate that piece with them

4

Who is music in the film often performed by?

A live orchestra

5

What do the live orchestra play alongside?

A click track so that the exact tempo can match the action

6

How can technology be used in a sound track?

-with a computer for sequencing and editing
-synthesisers
-synthesised sounds
-samples sounds
-reverb

7

Many sound tracks are...

Acoustic

8

What musical features would you hear in a battle scene?

Loud and fast, predominately using brass and percussion instruments

9

What musical features would you hear in a countryside scene?

Mainly strings with high woodwinds that are quite soft and slow to moderate tempo

10

What musical features would you hear in a magical and mysterious scene?

Shimmering accompaniment with tremolo strings with a free tempo and slow and delicate melody