When Music And Images Are Combined Perfectly
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 sorrow...so 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.