Welcome to the Filmstro knowledge-base

Choose from explainers, tutorials, classroom activity suggestions, and assignment ideas.

Explainer 01

Start here if you know nothing about Filmstro

Watch this quick overview to become acquainted with the core concepts and an overview of Filmstro and our Web App. 

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Explainer 02

Momentum, Depth & Power

Find out how the three parameters of momentum, depth and power correlate with the fundamental parameters of all music; regardless of instrumental palette, mood or music genre. 

 

Explainer 03

Full Cycle Demo

In this explainer you'll see how Filmstro is used to create a soundtrack to a video. We briefly touch on all areas involved, including adding some footage, selecting templates and presets, making custom changes, and saving a custom score. 

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Walkthrough Part 1/3

Preparing a session

In part 1 of our 3-part walkthrough you'll cover the basics of best-practice when selecting footage and music to begin working in Filmstro. We'll also cover presets & cut-down selection along with basic timeline operations and transport controls. 

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Walkthrough Part 2/3

Creating a music cue

In part 2 of our 3-part walkthrough you'll learn about each tool and feature available to sculpt a piece of music to suit your edit., including adding custom transitions, ramps and changing the length of the overall soundtrack.

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Walkthrough Part 3/3

Render & Export

In this final part of our 3-part walkthrough you'll  pick up some additional tips about saving alternate versions of your mix for client feedback, rendering the timeline and exporting your final custom score. 

Activity 01

We're all musical

This activity aims to help break down any psychological barriers to working with music.

Students will discover their innate ability at intuitively identifying the direct correlation between music and vision. 

Prep time: ~20 minutes
Activity duration: ~40 minutes

Activity 02

Good vs. Evil

In this activity students will learn about the main musical traits that depictions of good and evil have in common. Students will be guided in identifying specific instruments that are used in scores for each of these. 

Prep time: ~20 minutes
Activity duration: ~40 minutes

Activity 03

Musical subtext

In this activity students will learn about the sometimes subtle, sometimes blatant, correlation between what you see and what you hear and why that's important when supporting your story. 

Prep time: ~20 minutes
Activity duration: ~40 minutes

Activity 04

Assignment 02

Underscore vs. montage

In this activity students will learn about the artistic choices of when to prioritise which elements in your overall sound-scape and what impact that has on the viewer's emotional response. 

Prep time: ~20 minutes
Activity duration: ~40 minutes

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Assignment 03

Instrumental Palette & ensemble

In this activity students will learn about how specific choices about the musical ensemble and the resulting instrumental palette can powerfully affect the emotional content of an edit. 

Prep time: ~20 minutes
Activity duration: ~40 minutes

Assignment 01

Juxtapose

In this assignment students will experiment with finding the right (and wrong) music for a scene to assess the impact of music's role in storytelling.

Assignment 02

Activity 04

Elevate mundanity

In this assignment students will elevate an otherwise mundane piece of footage to influence the viewer's emotional response. 

Assignment 03

Activity 05

Diving deeper

In this assignment students will be given the entire stem set for a Filmstro template to explore what can be achieved by manipulating stems.

Tutorial 01

How to create a YouTube Intro

In this tutorial you'll use a cut-down preset of one of our templates to create an impactful bumper for your a YouTube channel intro.

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Tutorial 02

How to create a comedy cue

In this tutorial you'll manipulate a minimalist soundtrack to add levity to a quirky scene. 

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Tutorial 03

How to create an action score

In this tutorial you'll learn how to emphasise certain key visual plot points with music to emphasise the on-screen action.

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Tutorial 04

How to create a long-form music 'bed'

In this tutorial you'll use two companion-themes to create a varied 'composed-sounding' soundtrack for a longer documentary edit. 

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Tutorial 05

How to create a horror underscore

In this tutorial you'll use a number of horror scores to create a unique and custom score for a horror cue. 

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Tutorial 06

How to create a wedding soundtrack

In this tutorial you'll combine two tracks to create the perfect musical bed for a wedding video.

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