Music in Film
Ilirian P. Ahmeti
A theme is an element that normally gives a piece of music its own stamp (mainly in a film). Even if the music is emotional, not emotional, complicated or straight forward, the music that is provided in a scene of any film can add a whole different meaning to the film.
A “theme” will also point out other ideas. For example; the symbols used in narratives. The link contrasting belletristic and the musical themes is a subject that most people don’t find interesting but it is very benefiting (especially to people studying this topic) to analyze in a greater pitch.
How do these themes function?
When we talk about how music plays a role in a tv series, a film etc. We are truly discussing how it functions with regards to how the scene introduces the character. Musical themes can really influence the mood of a scene, influence what a viewer must think about upon a character in a film and other elements within the film. A decent topic will review feelings and thoughts, loaning structure and sentiment of progression while helping the story advance and driving the crowd come to more profound a comprehension of the occasions and characters and how they are associated.
A film in the context of a belletristic form
As a film writer, you are not by any stretch of the imagination an arranger. You are a producer who spends significant time in music. It’s vital to remember this as you are in truth taking your signs not from your creative ability (uninhibitedly conveying everything that needs to be conveyed as a craftsman), yet rather reacting to what is as of now there – the story as told by the film.
If so, our first employment as a movie producer is to get a firm and profound comprehension of the story and every one of its components.
As a film composer, you are not really a composer at all. You are a filmmaker who specializes in music. It’s important to keep this in mind as you are in fact taking your cues not from your imagination (freely expressing yourself as an artist), but rather responding to what is already there – the story as told by the film. Composer Leonard Roseman had the following to say of music in film:
If this is the case, our first job as a filmmaker is to get a firm and deep understanding of the story and all its elements.
On the off chance that you see yourself as a movie producer who is a contributed and cooperative supporter of the film, you’ll need to take in and break down as much material as you can with the objective of finding your way into the film’s heart – its snare. Before you compose any music you have to invest everything you can. The content and the working cuts of the film are your essential sources, yet even ensemble and set structure can help in extending your comprehension of the story. There might be things which will trigger you to do your very own examination amid which you may reveal a part of the generation that you can use to draw from, musically. Eventually, you’ll need to go to the spotting session with a profound comprehension of the story: its subjects, images/allegories, circular segments, the characters and their connections, and be prepared to convey another layer to the entirety. So as to do this and to impart your thoughts viably, you’ll have to talk the language of the producers – not the language of music, however the language of feeling and narrating.
You ought to have a strong handle of screenwriting hypothesis, the 3 demonstration structure that most movies hold fast to, and the account design alluded to as the Hero’s Journey or Monomyth. Not exclusively will knowing this assistance you comprehend the story and speak with the executive, they will enable you to discover your voice in the film and help manage the composition procedure, eventually making it progressively fun and successful. Similarly as with arrangement and organization, getting to be versed in investigation involves practice. When you have an idea about the ideas recorded above, take a stab at applying them when you watch movies and read fiction. You’ll be stunned at the amount all the more rapidly you’ll get a handle on the structure of a story just be applying them as a format – possibly stunned at how equation based numerous accounts are!
Example of these themes
One example that I would like to point out where music is effective is in a spider-man scene (https://youtu.be/nVmXsBNfwHY ). In this scene Peter Parker (Spiderman) is walking down a street with a funny walk trying to look cool. He does some weird spins and weird dance moves and the music in this scene is really effective and it really fits into the scene not to make this scene look awkward. Now to prove my point on how music is very effective and how it should be a key element in a film is when you take out the music of this scene. Luckily someone on youtube has edited this scene with diegetic sounds (traffic noises, walking sounds, people talking). But what he did not do is add any music. I believe that this proves how music is really a key element in this scene. This is the link with no music; https://youtu.be/6Ron-Ikenfc.