Ever notice how some films have music scores that leap to mind – Star Wars, Rocky, Jaws, The Godfather, for example – and some don’t? An original score can be a powerful tool in a filmmaker’s tool box to help tell their story.  ‘Every Frame a Painting,’ a video series dedicated to the analysis of the film form, uses the Marvel movies to illustrate the power of music and the cultural and industry shifts in recent movie scores:

The video challenges filmmakers to take some risks, challenge expectations, and find original compositions and composers who haven’t been tapped before. With programs like The Seattle Film Institute’s Master of Music in Film Composition – Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, or the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program Summer Intensive Program, some of them may even come from Washington.