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CLIP 4897

Using devices in composition for film

Using devices in composition for film

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Key Info
  • Using devices in composition for film
  • Duration: 02:49
  • Film composer Jennie Muskett explains how she uses musical devices with reference to a short film extract. She demonstrates the use of repeated bass ostinato and spiky rhythm to create a mood of expectation and generate tension in the opening scene from a film clip. A change of instrumentation to clarinet playing a slow melodic passage conveys a change to a more relaxed passage.
  • Subject:



    Stage and Screen

  • Keywords: ostinato, rhythm, clarinet, mood, film music, string quartet, Jennie Muskett
Ideas for use in class
  • Look at conveying changing moods in composition.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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