Tech Workshop: Film Music for Film Makers

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Tech Workshop: Film Music

Spring 2021

Taught By: Barry Salmon

Section: A

CRN: 10373

Credits: 1

The filmic text is an inherently subversive one; a fluid text in which the image must cede power to elements of its own construction in order to gain its textual strength. The image is presented as truth, often not as a reference, but as a point of departure where elements of editing, cinematography, sound and music come together to simultaneously reveal and conceal a multilayered text within what is of the most iconic of languages--the moving image itself. If film is one of the most iconic of languages then music is one of the least. Cinema after all has its origins in the scientific study of motion, of human and equine musculature, while music comes from the darkest, least understood reaches of the human experience. As film is literal and present, music is abstract and archaic. As cinematic image tells us what is so, music somehow points to how we feel. This class will consider the “problems” of this relationship by reviewing film scores and processes of “scoring” a film, whether using “found” music or original scores. It will equip students to better understand how to select, create and use music in their own films.

This course is open to MA in Media Studies, MS and graduate certificate in Media Management, and Documentary Studies Certificate students only. All other graduate students may request permission three (3) weeks before the start of the course by emailing mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: April 8, 2021 (Thursday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 10, 2021 (Saturday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Times: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 4/9/2021 - 4/11/2021