Music In Animation

I thought the activity we did in class by taking the animations by Winsor McCay was very insightful. The differences of atmosphere between the same cartoon but with differing soundtracks was very surprising and exciting.

The two that stood out in my mind were the different musics of The Sinking of the Lusitania. The original YouTube video has dramatic orchestra music which I thought did fit well with what was actually happening in the animation. But seeing the same video with upbeat rock music gave it a feel of adventurous comradery on the sea.

I didn’t think such a simple activity of putting different music to a video would yield as interesting results as what I saw. Very cool.

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