Composing : So HOW important is music in setting a mood? by Samuel Estes

Samuel Estes

So HOW important is music in setting a mood?

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Samuel Estes

I love the horror one!

Jeffrey Gold

Samuel, Thanks for sharing. Composer Vincent Gillioz has some similar historical examples he shared at the Park City Film Music Festival a number of years ago. Not sure if he has made it publicly available.

Shanika Freeman

Such a great watch. I loved the horror and inspirational ones. The horror one, to me, was most effective when the character was walking towards the end. The mood totally shifted, right there. Music definitely plays a big role.

Matt Milne

music tells the story, and in doing so creates the space for emotions to be felt. By drawing the audience to the characters, they care about what happens to them, and consequently will experience the feelings you wish them to have. It doesn't so much set the mood as it does control the experience and interpretation of the story at a subconscious level. To me, scoring a film according to mood is like riding a merry-go-round, because you like horses; it's not the same, and is not the purpose.

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