Jared Smith



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For My Culminating Experience in the Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games Masters Program here at Berklee College of Music in Valencia Spain, I chose to Rescore a Short Animation titled “Mice: A Small Story”. Mice a Small Story was a graduate project by students Jade Baillargeault, Nazli Doale, Dimitri James, Quang Daniel La, Morgane Lau, Mélanie Pango and Manon Pringault at the animation Institute, ISART, in Paris, France. The Synopsis is “In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them. Not so far from them, an owl and his enslaved rats are watching. The owl sends his rats to get hold of this strange object...” . If you are like myself, a fan of high fantasy and epics, this plot may sound familiar to you . If you watch the film and are a fan of Fantasy and Epics then you surely won't miss the story the short is referencing. The inspiration behind this animation is the Lord of The Rings trilogy for which Howard Shore composed the music. Throughout the film you will see references to the trilogy not only in the plot but visually as well, which we will talk about later.

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Valencia (Spain) Campus

Mice: A Small Story - Music inspired by the Lord of The Rings Trilogy