My Favorite Lectures @ HKUST – Storytelling in Movie Soundtracks

Storytelling in Movie Soundtracks

A Lecture by Professor Andrew HORNER

Come and check out Infinity War, Interstellar, and Avatar as you’ve never seen and heard them before! What might the opening of an Infinity War sequel look like – since everyone is dead already? What would Infinity War have looked like if Nintendo had made the movie instead of Marvel Comics? What would Interstellar feel like from the abandoned daughter’s perspective while her father goes on an intergalactic adventure to save mankind? Is there any truth to the legend of the UST sea monster? Come find out! See exotic alien bellydances, the magical luminescent forests of Avatar reimagined, and explore the love, legends, and heartbreak of UST!


What you’ll learn

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Make your own movie trailer by re-cutting the video with your favorite music to drive it in a fresh new direction
  • Mashup two pieces of music to make some exciting new music that is even better than the originals


Date: February 12, 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 12:00 to 13:30

Venue: LG4 Multi-function Room, Library

1.5 hours will be counted toward the course requirement of HLTH1010, IDPO6770, PDEV6770C, PDEV6770D & PDEV6770E

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Biographical sketch

Andrew Horner researches music emotion, sound color, and music analysis/synthesis in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at HKUST. He teaches experiential courses in computer music and creative sound design, and has also included experiential learning in C++ computer programming courses. His training is very interdisciplinary with a bachelor’s degree in music performance and music technology before going on to a PhD in Computer Science. He has received the HKUST Michael Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching and several School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Awards.

My Favorite Lectures @ HKUST is a series that showcases our students’ favorite lectures conducted by their favorite teachers. All speakers in the series are medalists for the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching or other prestigious teaching awards. The lectures will be compiled into an open online course (MOOC), in which these passionate and inspiring speakers would share their teaching philosophy illustrated in the lectures.