MUS3204Music and Cinema (Cross-Listed: FILM 3204) (O) 3 ch

A practical and theoretical examination of the role in music in cinematic narrative from the silent film to the 21st century. The course will examine the origins of the music-cinema relationship from the misnamed “silent film era”, through the development of synchronized sound-film systems and the use of music in a selection of genres including film-noir, musical, science fiction, romantic comedy and suspense films. Music video production processes will be explored including the use of narrative storytelling techniques, as well as animation, claymation, multimedia and experimental methods of creating images to synchronize with existing soundtracks.