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Film Composition, Creation, and Realization of Three Original Shorts

  • Author(s): Economou, Stephanie Celeste
  • Advisor(s): Golub, Peter
  • Dean, Michael
  • et al.
Abstract

Film Composition, Creation, and Realization of Three Original Shorts is comprised of three musical compositions accompanying original short films created by UCLA filmmakers of the School of Theater, Film, and Television.

The score to "Futurebook" employs an instrumentation of woodwinds, strings, harp, and percussion. The mystical and comedic spirit of the film demands an imbalanced, yet intriguing mystery which envelopes the score with various orchestral colors.

The sound-design-driven underscore of "Heart-Ache" mimics the bare, monochromatic style of the animation. The lack of leading thematic material pushes the boundaries of other musical elements, with a directed focus on carving out sonic space and sculpting an illusory environment in which the viewer can experience the picture.

"Te Quiero Un Chingo" requires a deep sense of emotional and cultural connection to the on-screen characters, which is reflected stylistically through repeating melodic and motivic figures. This musical score explores character themes, while simultaneously balancing the intimate and delicate relationships with a hybrid electronic-acoustic score.

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