Films get us to travel to different places and traverse different emotions. Who among us has never let out a scream or wiped one’s watery eyes, while indulging in an afternoon of movie marathon? Have you ever stopped to think how much of a film’s impact can change if a musical score is altered or removed? Indeed, a film’s sound design and music play key roles in eliciting our emotions and in conveying the most abstract concepts that are difficult to visualize or verbalize.
Sound & Music Design for Film: Indigenous Filipino Music & World Chants is a workshop for those who are interested in exploring sound-emotionscapes for film, including directing and/or creating music scores, inspired by traditional Filipino music and melodic chants from various parts of the globe. Participants go through the basics of hands-on film sound recording & sound manipulation, and, at the same time, learn Filipino melodic & rhythmic patterns, played on indigenous and modern instruments. If you are a musician, a music lover or film music enthusiast, this workshop is for you.
The workshop facilitator, Carol Bello, is a composer and lyricist for a number of bands, including Engkantada and Carol Affection, and is the lead vocalist of the Filipino world music group, Pinikpikan. Some of her recent solo or collaborative works on the audiovisual medium include music or performance for: Compund (2006); In Da Red Korner (2006); Donsol (2006); Sarung Banggi (2006); Jeep Tip (2005); Santa Santita (2004); and the Philippine Ballet Theater’s Buhay (2002-3). She is faculty member of the UP Film Institute, teaching courses on sound design and music scoring.
The UP Film Institute is the country's first and only degree-granting film school, and it is the home of the first and longest-running production workshop series in the Philippines . The UPFI is a member of the International Association Schools of Film & Television (CILECT).
For inquiries, you may call us at the UPFI Cine Adarna, telephone numbers 9263640 / 92627222 (telefax).