Thu, Mar 11 | Zoom Event

The Impact of Sound & Music In Film with Trinity Vélez-Justo

Musical composer Trinity 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.
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The Impact of Sound & Music In Film with Trinity Vélez-Justo

Time & Location

Mar 11, 5:00 PM PST
Zoom Event

About the Event

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.