Creative Entertainment in Pop Culture
Units and Resources
Podcasting and Copyright
Ed Sheeran Vs. Marvin Gaye
Katy Perry Vs. Flame
More Katy Perry Vs. Flame
An Abbreviated History of Popular Music
Civil Rights Music
Watch an entire concert of music that shaped the Civil Rights Movement. Influential artists of the movement, as well as today's popular artists, come together to present a picture of the music used to speak to the world.
Analyzing Popular Music
The Four Chord STructure in Popular Music
Learn about four chords
Click the picture to learn more about the four chord structure in music.
Please be aware that there is some PG-13 language at the end of the "Pachelbel Rant." I trust that you will watch this with an appropriate audience and will not repeat these words/phrases! If you can't do that, don't watch it.
Hip Hop and rap culture
Hip-Hop and Shakespeare?
A great TEDx talk about how Hip Hop and Shakespeare go hand in hand.
The Hip-hop of shakespeare
MC Lars tells us more about Hip Hop and Shakespeare.
How to Write a hip hop song
Jordan teaches you how to write a hiphop song in 30 seconds!
The very first rap song! Listen for phrases that are still used in Hip Hop music today!
Own Light (What Hearts are For)
This song by Brother Ali is one of Mrs. Lierman's favorite Hip Hop songs. While listening to it, think about how the artist conveys his own opinions and beliefs in a constructive and artful way. Listen for some uplifting messages!
Everything you hear on film is a lie!
Here is a great TED talk about the beauty of cinematic sound. Guess what? Besides dialogue, what you're hearing in the movie was created and added after the fact!
The Magic of Making sound
Sound Effects in 'a quiet place'
In a movie, anything in the world of the movie is considered "diegetic." Anything outside of that world (ex. background music the characters can't hear) is "non-diegetic." There are variations, too!
Internal Diegesis - Thoughts/sounds in a character's head. They can hear them, the audience can hear them, but others can't hear them.
Trans Diegetic - Sound that starts as diegetic sound and becomes non-diegetic sound or vice versa.
Guardians of the galaxy
Here is one of my favorite examples of playing with diegesis and music. Notice how the initial music is non-diegetic: Solely the audience can hear it. There are diegetic sounds, but the music is the main thing that draws you in. However, when Star Lord puts on his headphones, the new music becomes diegetic, as he is actively listening to it, and so are we!
Music Changes Movies!
Here are a few examples of how music changes the movies we watch. Depending on the choices, the entire feel of the movie can change!
Star Wars: With Sound
Star Wars: Without sound
Music Video Production
Engineering a Music Video
This TED talk talks about the creation of a complex music video, namely "This Too Shall Pass" by OK GO.
How to make a Storyboard
Simple Arrangements of PopUlar Music
Call Me Maybe
All I Want for Christmas Is You
I Want It That Way
Too Late to Apologize
Tape & Glue