TV2 ES Themesong project lesson 1

theme songs
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In deze les zitten 39 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 9 videos.

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theme songs

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

We find ourselves in unusual times. 

The pandemic of the Corona virus affects everyone. We watch the news on a daily basis to see what measures world leaders take and how society responds to these developments. 

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Those of us who are lucky enough to be well and virus-free
may be finding the sudden changes to our lifestyles challenging and it still feels like we are living in some crazy movie. With this in mind, we will watch some videos and listen to some theme songs, as they are usually comforting.

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

So let's make the best of it

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

rise to the challenge

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

With every frame, filmmakers and videographers are trying to convey a specific emotion.

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Watch the next clip and fill in the mindmap

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Slide 8 - Video

 The lighting, the location, the energy of an actor’s delivery… 
these choices are carefully thought out and executed to put the viewer in a certain mindset that’s open to the creator’s intent. Of all the artistic tools at a filmmaker’s disposal, it can be argued that music is among the most vital — and certainly one of the most powerful.

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

What is the song about?

Slide 10 - Open vraag

What feeling does it evoke (bring to mind)?

Slide 11 - Woordweb

A good theme song has the ability to transport you into the world of the show itself — often better than any exposition or dialogue. 

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Whether it’s silly or scary, a good theme song is as much a part of the show as the title and another way for a creator to tell their story. 

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

These days every extra second counts, so oftentimes theme songs are used as part of the narrative: providing insight into the characters’ psyche, set the location, or simply to portray a distinct feeling to the audience. 

Slide 14 - Tekstslide


Theme songs can often be a catchy way to quickly give the viewer important plot information. This might help catch the viewer up or just give a general overview of what they’re about to watch.

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

What was the last movie that you watched with great music?

Slide 16 - Woordweb

Listen to the next couple of theme songs
For every song take notes about:
  1. the feelings the music  and the lyrics evoke (so what emotion does the song convey).
  2. the images you associate with the songs

Then fill out your answers after each song.

Slide 17 - Tekstslide


Slide 18 - Video

What emotion does the song evoke?

Slide 19 - Open vraag

What images do you associate with the song?

Slide 20 - Open vraag


Slide 21 - Video

What is the song about?

Slide 22 - Open vraag

What is the song about?

Slide 23 - Open vraag

What emotion does the song evoke?

Slide 24 - Open vraag


Slide 25 - Video

What emotion does the song evoke?

Slide 26 - Open vraag

What images do you associate with the song?

Slide 27 - Open vraag

Let's continue with the songs!
Music is a stable factor in our lives, these days.

Slide 28 - Tekstslide

Slide 29 - Video

What does the title of the song mean?

Slide 30 - Woordweb

Slide 31 - Video

What does this theme song remind you of?

Slide 32 - Woordweb

Slide 33 - Video

What feeling does it evoke (bring to mind)?

Slide 34 - Woordweb

What is the song about?

Slide 35 - Open vraag

Slide 36 - Video

What does she need to let go?

Slide 37 - Woordweb

Slide 38 - Video

What is really important about friendship according to this song?

Slide 39 - Open vraag