Music Master shares with JCC students his pilgrimage of film scoring
Tsui Chin Hung, one of the new generation of musicians in Hong Kong, shared his spiritual journey of music composing and film scoring with students of Communication and Crossmedia (JCC) Programme.
He demonstrated some muted footages to explain how music scores can harmonize, develop and extend the story arc. Tsui said that film scoring, just like directing and editing，the musician should know how the music connects with the story. Take the film “Coffin Home” that he scored for example, as the film is a black humourous ghost story, the music score for a ghost scene should be spooky with a humourous variation.
“At the end of the film, all neighbours of a small flat in a dilapidated tenement rush to the haunted mansion. It can be a march accompanied with an undertone of irony to recall the theme of the film, ” he further elaborated.
Tsui told JCC students the way to creativity is long and lonely, and a musician tends to listen to his or her own voice. “But we must open our ‘third eye’ to look into us and our works, so that we will not go astray or get into a dead end.”
Tsui Chin Hung has composed music for renowned troupes, chambers and ballets in Hong Kong and overseas. He also composed film scores for “Ciao UFO”, “Golden Boy” and “Coffin Home”.
The Communication and Crossmedia Programme (JCC), a SSSDP programme (JUPAS Code JSSC04), aims to train students with all creative-media skills and put emphasis on film, multimedia and digital production techniques. Students are able to integrate their all-round production skills and creativity into multi-platform publishing and presentation.
DSE students can apply Year 1 admission through JUPAS (JUPAS Code: JSSC04), while Associate Degree and Higher diploma graduates can gain direct admission to Year 3 entry of our programme.
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