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When Music And Images Are Combined Perfectly

Updated on September 16, 2012

When Music And Images Are Combined

First, I want to assure my readers that I am not attempting to convert anyone. I chose to use this video because of the use of its stunning imagery used in combination with the song, in perfect timing with the words. It was one of the best videos I could find to show what I plan on discussing in this hub. And that is the power that can be wielded when combining music with imagery in the proper way. So, for those who do not believe in GOD, please just watch the video, for its intended purpose. Listen to the words and watch as the images match the words and the music enhances them and brings them to life.

Anyone who has gone to the movies will know that music plays a very important part in the movie industry. Movies would be rather dry without music. In fact, I think it is safe to say that without music, a lot of meaning would be lost, and we would fail to experience a great deal of the emotions that we go to the movies in order to experience in the first place. Music enhances or heightens scenes and fills in where words do not. Or cannot. Those who make the movies know this and use music to manipulate the audience, just as the screenwriter does his words...Just as we writers do when writing...We write with the intention of pleasing the reader. Anyone who has written a story knows readers like suspense, romance, even they write scenes that will cause such emotions...They manipulate the audience...If they did not no one would read, or watch, their work.

Those musicians who write scores for movies also write to manipulate the audience. And they do one heck of a job. Often times people are not even aware of the music, they are engrossed in the scenes before them as the music plays in the back of their minds, influencing how they feel about the scenes they are watching. Later they will remember the music and consider how great it was. Those musicians absolutely must have their music perfectly in tune with the scenes they are to go with...or it won't work. And if they can't do that, they won't make it in that field.

I think it is one thing, to put music to our own work...after all, most everyone has music in them (we all did at one time), and we automatically put that music to mental images without even thinking about it. But to create music to go with someone elses images, and harmonize the two perfectly...That might be a pretty hard thing indeed. I have a great deal of respect for true musicians...and of envy for what they can do.


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    tlmcgaa70 5 years ago from south dakota, usa

    Dear Marcoujor...i knew you would understand what i say even as i understood what you said. we both have the same understanding and deep love of music. i am glad you came by to read it and that you enjoyed it. have a very wonderful, music filled night.

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    Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Dear tlmcgaa,

    Your appreciation of music is evident from the selection of this beautiful video, your well penned essay and your lovely comment on my music hub.

    Voted UP & UABI. Have a lovely evening, Maria

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    Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

    Yep--this is stunning and brought a tear to my eye with how wonderful this video, your presentation, and the music.

    I work hard to bring about this effect and felt I accomplished this in this HUB. The story took 12 years to write and the music was added only last week. It is now complete.

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    tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    thank you Cyndi, so glad you enjoyed it, have a wonderful day..

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    Cyndi Barnier 6 years ago from South Carolina


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    tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    hello Athena, thank you for coming by...yes, i to cant imagine life without music. perhaps those who want to cut music from the education funds no longer have music inside them, so they think it is a waste of time for others to have it in themselves. i dont know. children would be lost i think if they did not have music.

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    athena09 6 years ago from Philippines

    Music is an underrated element in our society. I couldn't imagine life without it. I hope those that move to cut out music in the educational system realize the importance of this. Interesting hub... voted up!

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    tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    Thank you very much Flora...and the same applies to me, in fact there are a great many songs that bring up movie scenes because i associate them with such or such an scene.

    Thank you Charlotte, I am glad you enjoyed.

    thank you both for coming by to read it and I am glad you like d it. have a great night.

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    Charlotte B Plum 6 years ago

    This is a great hub! It is true that music definitely guides the meanings and emotions in the films that we watch. Good composers know how to make you so lost in the scene without even being aware of the music that is influencing you!

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    FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your 50th hub! A lot of my favourite songs came from the movies or were written first but later added to movies.