The Impact of Sound & Music In Film with Trinity Vélez-Justo
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You may have heard that poor sound can break a great film. What can also reduce the quality of your film is poor sound design and unmotivated musical score. Foley sounds are vital to a film's realistic appeal to an audience. If a sound doesn’t match the action on screen viewers won’t buy into the world you have created for your characters. A good musical score can be more than just melodic undertones. It can be the driving force that makes people remember your movie, like the iconic dark cords in jaws that let you know a shark attack was imminent. Knowing how to relay your ideas to a musical composer can be challenging if you don’t speak music. Musical composer Trinity Vélez-Justo will share with us her methods for using sound and music to enhance filmmaking and she will give tips on the best ways to work with a music composer and/or sound designer. Cristina "Trinity" Vélez-Justo is a public speaker and educator, and an award-winning composer for film and media through her business ReelScoring, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. She relocated from Los Angeles in 2018 after finishing the Television Academy Foundation Internship in Music and working as an assistant to accomplished film and television composers. Through film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, and TIFF, Trinity educates filmmakers on the psychology and significance of music in film and how to successfully work with a composer. Trinity also speaks internationally about networking in a disconnected world, and diversity and inclusion in the industry and creative classroom. She is an instructor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the MFA Film Music Composition program. Trinity will be starting her Ph.D. in Music Theory with a specialization in Cognitive and Behavioral sciences in Fall 2021. Her research will focus on music in media, and how it influences and may potentially change viewers’ perceptions on national issues particularly regarding gender and race.