How to use music in a film project.

A group of children look at how adding music can enhance their World War Two history project.

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Filmmakers Maya a Maisie are reviewing their film about World War Two veteran, Fergus Anckorn. They have found part of the interview where Fergus gives a compelling and highly emotional answer, which they think could be enhanced by using some music. BBC producer, Steve Humphries, explains how music can be used when editing to make the film more emotive or to reflect what is being seen.

Two film clips then follow that demonstrate how music has been used by school children across the country, as part of the BBC's Make Film - Greatest Generation project.

At the end of the clip, the whole film crew of Maya, Maisie, Oliver and Max children sit down together to review their final film and talk about their experience and how much they enjoyed it.

Teacher Notes

This could be used as an introduction to film making and editing. If pupils are making a film they could look at different styles of music and decide what is suitable for their film, or they could be given some footage to choose music for.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Media Studies and History at Key Stage 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at Second Level in Scotland.