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School: Dunkirk's Intensity Lies in Sound

School: Dunkirk's Intensity Lies in Sound

Good sound design adds to the emotion of the scene. From the creaking of a door in a horror movie to the epic score in a fantasy movie, sound matters. The score can elevate the mood of the scene. There are also many tricks in composing music that is more sound design than music. One of which is using scales that don't resolve to add tension to a scene and reflect the environment the scene takes place in.

The Vox discusses this technique in more detail in the video below:

School: How Pixar Uses Music to Make You Cry

School: How Pixar Uses Music to Make You Cry

Ever wonder people get so emotional to Pixar movies? Or Why the intro to Up is known as one of the most powerful love stories ever? Their shorts rarely have any dialogue yet we feel so attached and emotionally connected to the characters. The reason for this lies in the music.

Music in story telling is very powerful. It establishes character themes, emotions within the character, danger, amongst other things. It's more than just major for happy, minor for sad, and dissonance for danger and anxiety. Youtube channel Sideways elaborates on the reasons why in the video below: