1. “Why Music?” is an inspirational video celebrating the Yale School of Music’s mission of cultivating and sharing great music. The video weaves YSM’s programs and history into a cinematic symphony that combines a world-class original soundtrack, gorgeous cinematography, and dazzling visual effects. It was written, directed, and scored entirely by graduates and current students of Yale University, and features musicians from a variety of YSM Ensembles. (Visit music.yale.edu for more information)

    Written and Directed by: Austin Kase (austinkase.com)
    Original Score/Recording Engineer/Audio Mix by: Garth Neustadter (garthneustadter.com)
    Animation & Visual Effects: finally. studio (finally-studio.com)
    Director of Photography: Chase Bowman (chasebowman.com)
    Produced by: David B. Easton
    Assistant Producer: Stephanie Weinraub
    Colorist: Chris Pepperman
    Production Designer: Sidney Johnson (sidneyerinjohnson.com)
    2nd Unit DP: Douglas Emmett (dougemmett.com)
    Voiceover: Austin Kase

    Special Thanks:
    Dean Robert Blocker
    Christopher Theofanidis
    Suzanne Lovejoy
    The Fred Plaut Recording Studio
    Bill Brown
    Jennie Brown
    Monica Ong Reed
    Dana Astmann
    Michael Yaffe

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