IN CLASS WATCHING AND LISTENING:
30-Minutes of Television! (Click on the button at the bottom of this section labelled: Bondi Rescue)
In class, we'll be looking at a single half hour segment of television - watch an episode of Bondi Rescue, which will include advertisement breaks.
Bondi Rescue airs during is prime time, and is screened on a commercial television channel. You will be given a sheet in class to make notes (attached below as timeline pdf if you need to download yourself another).
I want to you to listen and make notes EVERY time you hear any kind of music or sound effect in that half hour! For the ad breaks, they are not included in the timed part of the show so just write "Ad 1 " in the time column.
WHEN are the songs & musical effects played, admist all the action?
HOW is the music constructed?
WHY has the Director chosen the music he has?
WHAT effect does the chosen 'organised sound' have?
Any sound effects in there?
From our notes, we will compile a critical analysis concerning 'Use of Music in Television'.
Music in television (and film) is often divided into three categories, underscore, sound track ad source music
Original music written specifically to accompany action - usually instrumental, but can often use voices in an 'instrument-like' manner to create different TONE COLOUR. The use of original (often instrumental) music written specifically to accompany the action - called 'using an underscore'
the use of already popular music (with the vocal line left in, or out)
the use of music from somewhere within the scene (eg. music playing on the radio in the car) - called 'using source music'
Oce you have completed this, search through clips on youtube from tv shows and find your own example. Complete another Musical timeline sheet on your example and share your observations with the class.