When you think of the sounds of a film there are very different ways it could be interpreted. From the music of a film to get audiences engaged like in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy or Warner Bros. Suicide Squad. Or you can also think of sounds or lack of sounds to establish tension like in Paramount’s’ A Quiet Place. But it seems that J.A. Bayona, director of Universal Studios’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has found an interesting technique to enhance his actors’ performances using music.
In an interview with SlashFilm Bayona revealed that he sometimes doesn’t just play music in between takes, but during the actual filming of the scenes. He says that, “I like music. It helps a lot in creating the tension, the mood. Sometimes you play light music to make the actors feel good on the set. And the lines come with a freshness that maybe you would not get in a different way.”
This isn’t the first time Bayona has used music to help create the right mood for his sets, something that he has continued with this film. He goes on to explain how he used this method with star Bryce Dallas Howard in a scene that didn’t have any dialogue. How he used different styles of music to get very different performances.
“I played three pieces. Every piece very different from the other one. So one was like romantic music. The other one was scary. And she played three different performances in every take. And it was very interesting. These are the kind of things I do enjoy…especially in these movies, they’re so big. They’re so pre-designed that you want to get to the set and break that.”
Music can have quite an effect on the mood of people, so to take this and use it to motivate an actors emotions is a very interesting method. We’ll have to see how this turns out in the film in June. What do you think of Bayona’s method? Let us know in the comment section below!
Universal Studios’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roars into theaters June 22, 2018.
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