FINAL PROJECT You only need to select one of the final project options listed below.
As stated in the course syllabus, all students must complete a final project. Class time will be provided, but students may need to complete additional work outside of class. Seniors who have earned an A average do not need to be present during the final exam time slot, provided their final project is complete. All other students must attend the final exam.
The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Final Project Option 1 - Podcast You will create a five minute podcast on a topic of your choice. 5:00 in length You must have an original script, musical introduction, and musical ending created by you. You must hand in your script. If you have imported clips, each clip can only be 15 seconds in length. Narration must be recorded clearly. You must work independently (no partners).
Final Project Option 2 - Music and Art Artwork can be a photograph, painting, sculpture, etc. Topic of the artwork is your choice. Music must enhance and/or reflect the artwork you selected.
Criteria 20 loops or more, 5 of the 20 loops must be original recorded loops using the keyboard Sound effects are not included in the loop count; they are extra. Volume changes, pan changes Music be at least 3:00 (3 minutes) in length.
Paper Must write a 1-2 page paper that includes the following: information about the painting, sculpture, etc. Why did you select this specific piece of art? How does the music you created reflect your art?
Final Project Option 3 - Sound Effects Story Step 1 Write an original 10-12 paragraph story.
Step 2 Finding Words - Go through your story/poem, and make a list of words for which you will need to find sound effects. (Which words would you enhance with sound effects?)
Step 3 Find Sound Effects - Use GarageBand/Mixcraft, Soundbible.com, YouTube, etc.
Step 4 Telling the Story - Using the sound effects you found for your story/poem, "tell" your story. Sound effects must be placed in GarageBand/Mixcraft in the order found in your story. Leave space between each sound effect to enhance the telling of the story.
Step 5 Music - Create music that will enhance your story. 20 loops or more, 5 of the 20 loops must be original recorded loops using the keyboard. Sound effects are not included in the loop count; they are extra.
Length of file - 3:00 or more
Final Project Option 4 - Remix Using Stems Using the stems provided in the GoogleDrive folder I have shared with you, create the following:
Length of File 3:00-4:00
Stems Use as many different stems as you wish
Recording Must create 5 original loops using the keyboard
Tracks Must have at least 20 tracks. 5 of the 20 tracks must be original loops that you create. Stems and loops are also included in the track count. (Most of you will go well over 20 tracks anyway.)
Final Project Option 5 - Film Scoring You will create an original score for a video you select. Videos should be 3:00-5:00 in length and must be approved by Ms. Legman before starting.
Criteria for Video 20 loops or more, 5 of the 20 loops must be original recorded using the keyboard Volume changes, pan changes, audio effects You can import sound effects
How to Complete the Film Scoring Final Project Watch the videos numerous times and make a list of sound effects you will need Make sure you have enough sound effects for every visual effect Preview loops to create a soundtrack that enhances the video Take your time and be very organized in your approach to this project Sound effects can be found in GarageBand/Mixcraft, Soundbible.com, etc.
Ask Yourself the Following before Completing Final Project 5 Film Scoring Is there a sound for every visual event? Are all sounds lined up with the visual events? Did I set the volume for each sound effect appropriately? Did I set the pan for each sound effect appropriately? Could I use more volume and pan automation to make the sound effects more exciting?
Assignment #14 - Recut Movie Trailers Original Music
In this assignment, you will select a movie trailer and change the mood by composing original music. You can use the same trailer as Assignment #13 if you want.
Compose original music for your trailer that will change the meaning or mood. You must have at least 15 tracks of music. Sound effects do not count toward the 15. Show volume and pan changes.
In this assignment, you will select a movie trailer of your choice and change the mood of it by using different music. You will create three (3) different assignments - 13A, 13B, and 13C. Each will be a different mood from your original movie trailer you selected. For example: If the trailer you selected originally was a horror movie, change it to a comedy, romance movie, suspense, etc.
The music you select must be pre-existing movie music. Add trailer into GarageBand/Mixcraft, and import the pre-existing movie music you selected.
Step One Select a movie trailer. Think about what moods (3 total) you want to change the trailer to become.
Step Three Import music and videos into GarageBand/Mixcraft.
Create THREE (3) separate GarageBand/Mixcraft files. Save as Assignment 13A LastName, Assignment 13B LastName, and Assignment 13C LastName.
Why is music important in movies?
May 8, 2017 - Please complete this GoogleForm to answer questions about why music is important in movies. If you do not have time in class, you must do this for homework.
When you finish.... 1. If you did not complete the Movie Scene Analysis form from Friday, do that now. 2. Browse the internet for movie scenes. Try to find a scene you like. You will be changing the music to give the scene a different mood. Today you are just getting ideas.
Movie Scene Analysis
May 5, 2017 - Please complete this GoogleForm to complete an analysis of a scene from a movie.
Assignment #12 - Podcast Review
April 20, 2017 - Please complete this GoogleForm to review a podcast of your choice..
Assignment #7 "Your Choice" Mid-Assignment Check
March 1, 2017 - Please complete this GoogleForm before continuing with your project today.