For this project, you will compose a 1:00-2:00 soundtrack for a short film using primarily the synthesizer instruments in your DAW. The composition can include any combination of background music, foreground music, and/or sound effects. It should also have a coherent formal structure, with a clear beginning and ending. The video can be any selection of your choosing - including footage sourced from YouTube, archive.org, or something you shoot and edit yourself - but it must be properly edited and combined with your soundtrack audio file before submitting.
|Synthesizers||Little to no timbral variety, insufficient track/instrument quantity, use of prohibited instruments.||Moderate timbral variety, sufficient track/instrument quantity, no use of prohibited instruments.||Extensive timbral variety, exceeds required track/instrument quantity, covers a wide timbral/tonal range, no use of prohibited instruments|
|MIDI and Automation Techniques||Little and/or incorrect use of MIDI quantization, MIDI recording/editing, and/or automation.||Moderate and mostly correct use of MIDI quantization, MIDI recording/editing, and/or automation.||Extensive, correct, and creative use of MIDI quantization, MIDI recording/editing, and/or automation.|
|Form and Structure||No obvious coherent form. Unclear connections to visuals.||Coherent beginning and ending. Mostly clear connection to visuals.||Clever and coherent form. Creative connections between audio and visuals.|
|General Technical Merit||Several errors made in mixing, bouncing, and/or submitting.||One or two errors made in mixing, bouncing, and/or submitting.||No errors made in mixing, bouncing, and/or submitting.|