Youth and Community

The Sound of Silents

Suitable for P4-7

Into Film present this interactive workshop exploring how music and Foley sound effects can change our understanding of the meaning of film. How are different emotions and attitudes expressed through the performance on screen and the sound or music created to accompany it? Using clips from silent cinema and more contemporary films, young people will develop an understanding of the difference that sound can make to our understanding of film language. We will also have a go at creating our own Foley sounds for silent film.
Presented by Sharen Sorensen. Performing Live: Forrester Pyke. Supported by Into Film.

New Found Sound

New Found Sound is a unique schools initiative which invites talented young people to respond musically to silent film. Now in it's ninth year the 2019 project is led by mentor Colin Broom (Composer, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), and leading folk musicians John Somerville, Marc Duff (Capercaillie co-founder) and Laura Beth Salter (The Shee), tutors with Falkirk Schools' Traditional Music Groups. Students from Bo’ness High School will be conducting and performing the premiere of their new score to Sadness & Gladness. This will be followed by two other shorts from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive, Climbing in Skye and MV ‘Glamis’ (Dundee Perth and London Shipping Co. Ltd), accompanied by the Traditional bands. The event will conclude with a new silent film created by young people from Falkirk Champions Board who have worked with Screen Education Edinburgh as part of Cashback for Creativity. Supported by Youth Music Initiative, NLS Moving Image Archive, Screen Education Edinburgh.

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