On the Track

A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring

Author: Fred Karlin,Rayburn Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113594802X

Category: Music

Page: 560

View: 5806

On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the person "dreaming" of a career, this is truly a guide that can be used by everyone from students to technically sophisticated professionals. It contains over 100 interviews with noted composers, illustrating the many technical points made through the text.


Ein alternatives Kompendium

Author: Frank Hentschel,Peter Moormann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658112379

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

View: 9631

Dieser Band nimmt eine komplementäre Akzentsetzung zu den in jüngster Zeit erschienenen Büchern zur Filmmusik vor und rückt insbesondere auch bislang weniger beachtete Aspekte der Filmmusik wie die Tradition der Ouvertüre oder die Rolle der Stimme in den Fokus. Einige Autoren verschränken gezielt Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft und Praxis, indem sie z. B. Produktionsbedingungen und Kompositionsprozesse erläutern.

Sound-Design, Sound-Montage, Soundtrack-Komposition

Über die Gestaltung von Filmton

Author: Jörg Udo Lensing

Publisher: Schiele & Schön GmbH

ISBN: 3794909356

Category: Art

Page: 285

View: 7345

Sounddesign wird noch immer als bloßer Geräuschlieferant der Synchronisation verstanden, dem eine Wirkung und Stellung, vergleichbar der Filmmusik, abgesprochen wird. Noch glauben viele, Sounddesign findet statt, wenn O-Ton, Atmos und Nur-Ton bereits am Set aufgenommen würden. Dem entsprechend fällt Sounddesign in der Postproduction lediglich die Abbildung von natürlichen Geräuschen zu, die das zu Sehende auditiv umsetzen und unterstützen. Dabei haben Sounddesigner insbesondere seit den siebziger Jahren bewiesen, welche immensen Wirkungen ein kreatives "Soundcomposing" bewirken kann. Komponieren meint dabei einen bewussten Vorgang, der bereits bei der Planung einer Filmstory beginnen muss. Sounddesign kommt hier eine vergleichbare Wirkung der Filmmusik zu: Das heißt, Alltagsgeräusche (Music concrète) und synthetische Sounds wirken polarisierend, paraphrasierend und kontrapunktierend. Dies können sie jedoch nur, wenn Sounddesign von Anfang an mit gedacht und in den kreativen Prozess mit einbezogen wird. Mit diesem Buch regt der Autor eine Diskussion über den Stellenwert von Sounddesign an. Darüber hinaus wird der gesamte Workflow der Soundtrackerstellung von der Arbeit am Set, bis hin zu sämtlichen Gewerken der Ton-Postproduktion genau beschrieben. Abschließend stellt Prof. Lensing in mehreren exemplarischen Filmanalysen unterschiedliche Konzepte der audio-visuellen Durchdringung von Film vor.

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135925542

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 4222

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association

Playing to the Camera

Musicians and Musical Performance in Documentary Cinema

Author: Thomas Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231501803

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 3059

Playing to the Camera is the first full-length study devoted to the musical performance documentary. Its scope ranges from rock concert films to experimental video art featuring modernist music. Unlike the 'music under' produced for films by unseen musicians, on-screen 'live' performances show us the bodies that produce the sounds we hear. Exploring the link between moving images and musical movement as physical gesture, this volume asks why performance is so often derided as mere skill whereas composition is afforded the status of art, a question that opens onto a broader critique of attitudes regarding mental and physical labor in Western culture.

Film Music: A History

Author: James Wierzbicki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135851425

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 1205

Film Music: A History explains the development of film music by considering large-scale aesthetic trends and structural developments alongside socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and philosophical circumstances. The book’s four large parts are given over to Music and the "Silent" Film (1894--1927), Music and the Early Sound Film (1895--1933), Music in the "Classical-Style" Hollywood Film (1933--1960), and Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (1958--2008). Whereas most treatments of the subject are simply chronicles of "great film scores" and their composers, this book offers a genuine history of film music in terms of societal changes and technological and economic developments within the film industry. Instead of celebrating film-music masterpieces, it deals—logically and thoroughly—with the complex ‘machine’ whose smooth running allowed those occasional masterpieces to happen and whose periodic adjustments prompted the large-scale twists and turns in film music’s path.

The Music of James Bond

Author: Jon Burlingame

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986762

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 6598

The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales. Burlingame devotes a chapter to each Bond film, providing the backstory for the music (including a reader-friendly analysis of each score) from the last-minute creation of the now-famous "James Bond Theme" in Dr. No to John Barry's trend-setting early scores for such films as Goldfinger and Thunderball. We learn how synthesizers, disco and modern electronica techniques played a role in subsequent scores, and how composer David Arnold reinvented the Bond sound for the 1990s and beyond. The book brims with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Burlingame examines the decades-long controversy over authorship of the Bond theme; how Frank Sinatra almost sang the title song for Moonraker; and how top artists like Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, and Madonna turned Bond songs into chart-topping hits. The author shares the untold stories of how Eric Clapton played guitar for Licence to Kill but saw his work shelved, and how Amy Winehouse very nearly co-wrote and sang the theme for Quantum of Solace. New interviews with many Bond songwriters and composers, coupled with extensive research as well as fascinating and previously undiscovered details--temperamental artists, unexpected hits, and the convergence of great music and unforgettable imagery--make The Music of James Bond a must read for 007 buffs and all popular music fans. This paperback edition is brought up-to-date with a new chapter on Skyfall.

Orchestration Theory

A Bibliography

Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313295964

Category: Music

Page: 183

View: 6224

Presents detailed bibliographic information on all aspects of orchestration, instrumentation, and musical arranging, and includes over 1,200 citations. The only reference work of its kind on this subject.

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century: Paul Desmond-Joan Jett

Author: Alfred William Cramer

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 709

Examines individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. Covers the history of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and more.

John Williams's Film Music

Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Music Style

Author: Emilio Audissino

Publisher: Wisconsin Film Studies


Category: Music

Page: 317

View: 7417

An in-depth examination of how the legendary film composer (Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark) restored the classical Hollywood music style and became a pivotal figure the history of film music.

Ein Lidschlag, ein Schnitt

die Kunst der Filmmontage

Author: Walter Murch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895811098


Page: 147

View: 3777

Ein Lidschlag. Ein Schnitt. ist ein lebendiger, vielschichtiger und anregender Essay des gefeierten Film-Cutters Walter Murch über Filmschnitt und beginnt mit der grundlegenden Frage: Warum funktionieren Schnitte? Murch führt dem Leser anschaulich und unterhaltsam die ästhetischen und praktischen Probleme des Filmschnitts vor. Aus Erfahrung spricht er über Themen wie Kontinuität und Diskontinuität beim Schneiden; Traum und Wirklichkeit; Kriterien für einen guten Schnitt; den Lidschlag als emotionaler Schnitt; den digitalen Schnitt und vieles mehr. >Dies ist kein Lehrbuch über die Technik des Schneidens. Es beschäftigt sich mit den künstlerischen - und einigen technischen - Gründen, warum ich bestimmte Dinge tue und - basierend auf meiner Erfahrung - wie ich das meiste aus dem Prozeß des kreativen Schneidens heraushole.

Film Studies

Critical Approaches

Author: W. John Hill,Pamela Church Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 3510

'The contributors supply skilful overviews of the major critical approaches' Sight and Sound, May 1998 covers all the significant theories, debates and approaches to the subject chapter authors are international experts emphasis throughout on critical concepts, methods and debates includes material from important new fields such as film audiences and reception, queer theory, film and psychoanalysis, and poststructuralist approaches contains learning aids such aschapter summaries, critiques of individual films, and lists of further reading This text is the most up-to-date critical guide to the study of film. It is an ideal course companion for undergraduates taking courses in film criticism and textual analysis, and for students taking course options in gender, race and sexuality in film.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Television

Page: N.A

View: 8401

The Oxford History of World Cinema

Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 846

View: 2330

The Oxford History of World Cinema, written by an international team of distinguished contributors, traces the history of the twentieth century's most enduringly popular entertainment from across the globe. Covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact, the book celebrates and chronicles one hundred years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to the Avant-garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong. Illustrated throughout. - ;From its humble beginnings as a novelty in a handful of cities, cinema has risen to become a billion- dollar industry and the most spectacular and original contemporary art form. It has spread to all parts of the globe, and is enjoyed by audiences that cut across all sections of society. The Oxford History of World Cinema traces the history of this enduringly popular entertainment medium. Covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact, the book celebrates and chronicles over one hundred years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to the Avant-Garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong. An international team of distinguished film historians tells the story of the major inventions and developments in the cinema business, its institutions, genres, and personnel; other chapters outline the evolution of national cinemas round the world - the varied and distinctive filmic traditions that have developed alongside Hollywood. A unique aspect of the book are the special inset features on the film-makers and personalities - Garbo and Godard, Keaton and Kurosawa, Bugs Bunny and Bergman - who have had an enduring impact in popular memory and cinematic lore. With over 300 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an extensive index, this is the buff's ultimate guide to cinema worldwide. -

Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century

Author: Alfred William Cramer

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655173

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 3245

Examines individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. Covers the history of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and more.