Film scoring/Score green tea smoothie

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Interesting examples by FIREborn: Fear.ogg ---- Sad.ogg ---- Tired.ogg ---- Surprise.ogg ---- Joy.ogg ---- Fast like the wind.ogg.
This school is:
Narrative film production - Wikiversity Film School and School of Music - Wikiversity Film School
This course is:
Film scoring
The pages in the course is:
Introduction to film scoring
Create the sound of fear from a single note
Create other moods from a single note
Create the sound of joy using a delicate rhythm
Create other moods from delicate rhythms
Quiz: Music which tells a story
Create a mood with a melody
Create a story with a melody
Quiz: The Spy Story - Who is who?
DVD-Video: Scoring your first scene - The Promotion
Create four motifs - Mama, papa, baby, and Goldie
Create continuity with a single motif
Foreground / Background music - soft vs. loud
Quiz: Watch a short movie - George Lucas In Love
DVD-Video: What is a "Spotting Session"? - Only A Dream
DVD-Video: Write two musical cues for Home Wrecker
More musical theory
Butchering Midi - The starwars theme
DVD-Video: How would you score Green Tea Smoothie ? You are here!
DVD-Video: Write a film score for Blindman's Bluff
Write a film score for Seduced by the Dark Side!

Part III - Decide how to score a real scene
Ordering the disk

Disk required for this lesson

Lesson requirements
Previously, students obtained disks from the Star Movie Shop. They no longer sell disks to the public.
I still have copies of these disks and I can loan the disks to you if you promise to return each disk in one month. (The disks are not copy protected.)
When you are ready, tell me that you want to borrow the disk called "Green Tea Smoothie". clicking here
Earn points for the next lesson.
When you complete a long musical cue for this scene and returned the disk to me, you quality to borrow the next disk.
Switching roles
Pretend you are the filmmaker

For this assignment, you must switch roles and pretend you are the filmmaker.

The spotting session

Decide what music is needed.

Very easy assignment
All you have to do for this assignment is tell me what music is needed for this scene.
If you are the filmmaker, what music would you ask for from the composer?


What are the moods of the scene and exactly when do the moods change?

Go watch the movie!

This motion picture was released in the USA as Uncorked. In other territories, this movie had many different names such as On Sachem Farm, Higher Love and Trade Winds.
I suggest that you rent the film of this motion picture to get a better understanding of the moods in the movie.

The moods of the scene Green Tea Smoothie.

Joe Mac lists the moods of these scenes - 27 October 2007 - 20 points

Joe Mac roughed out the score in just two hours. The cues are stored here in the OGG file. Remember to start you cues at the beginning of the film scoring project movie so syncing them to the movie is easy.
I'm looking at it right now...........if i get to decide what the prevailing mood of a scene is, rather than taking direction on this........... i'd like to know more of the story than the scenes reveal to me. Since it's not my movie, some guesswork would, it seems to me, be involved. Having said this;
  • Cue #1 (Click here to listen to the cue) - the opening...cue one: .......assistant is happily making the main event, so i'm thinking uplifting, even majestic, orchestral background music to the creation of the drink.
  • Cue #2 (Click here to listen to the cue) - the host rushes in, admiring look on assistant's face as she gives him the music. when he says 'now all i need's a straw,' cue two: something troubling sounding, trailing off..... this so we know there is a problem if there are no straws.........
  • Cue #3 (Click here to listen to the cue) - host brings drink to guest in sitting room, presents it apologizing for there being no straws available. Guest takes drink, looks it over, and opens his briefcase, to obtain a fancy, and unusual looking plastic straw. cue three : (Gong rings as he places it in drink............... oriental music in background as he begins to sip.)
  • Cue #4 (Click here to listen to the cue) - host is so surprised by this move, he wonders aloud if this is really the guy he is supposed to meet...........when guest challenges him asking if passport should be shown, cue four: same theme used when straw was asked for by the host in the kitchen (cue two)

Yet another scene

The next page

Next, you will create scores for a very long scenes. You need to write a film score for Blindman's Bluff.
  • By the way, Click Here to see the instructor's answer to this lesson on the moods of Green Tea Smoothie.

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this course is Robert Elliott. You can send me a quick email by clicking here.

NOTE: To submit assignments
To submit assignments, attach your completed assignments to an email and send it to me at "r_elliott".