If you come to think of it, sound makes up 50% of a film, unless it’s a totally silent, silent film. The use of sound in a film could make or break a film. Sound can be a factor on whether a film could turn out mediocre, or it being brilliant. Sound can set/change the tone of the film. Sound can be used to convey certain types of emotions. Sound can try and make us feel certain emotions.
Jaws iconic film score is a great example of the usage of sound to convey suspense and drama to the film. John Williams did a really great job in composing the score. Something as simple as using only two notes to effectively create suspense, made Jaws one of the first memorable films for me. I first watched it when I was a boy and I was terrified every time the main film score came on which indicated that someone is going to be freaking mauled by the shark.
I’m no expert in sound, but I’ll try to source out a score that would be great for the short film which will hopefully enhance the experience of watching the future film.