Academic Film Scores
The videos below are excerpts from feature films and TV series, used in academic projects for the development of different compositional techniques. The musical pieces were all written, arranged, produced, and conducted by Vivian Aguiar-Buff.
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Hybrid of real and virtual orchestral instruments, this piece presents a dramatic mood change, from a love scene to a frantic chase. Performed by Berklee’s Film Scoring Orchestra.
Music written to emphasize the sorrow felt by the characters in the scene.
Sound design and electronic music production for an advertising campaign.
Scoring for documentary.
Scoring for animation, “mickey mousing” (mirrored scoring) all the main character’s actions.
Recorded with an all-women choir, this score was meant to have an ethereal and fantastic character, as the story is set in another realm.
Goofy comedy scene, with a latin flavor.
Atonal musical composition, conducted against the clock, without any visual aid from the film.
This video features an original jazz composition functioning as source music.
A classic car chase scene. The music emphasizes the speed of the scene, synced with important action moments of the visuals.