The word panic is derived from the Greek shepherd god Pan, who allegedly was able to induce whole herds of animals to an apparently senseless mass flight - a so-called stampede - in the greatest midday silence by a loud cry.
Panic as a condition
Panic is understood to be a state of intense fear of an actual or perceived threat. Panic is therefore a strong stress reaction with various vegetative, physical and psychological symptoms of the organism to an often sudden and frightening situation. The trigger is often a terrible event (earthquake, explosion, catastrophe). But sometimes there is also no rational relationship between the extent of the panic and the actual danger, e.g. triggered flight reflex and loss of self-control of visitors of mass events due to fear of confinement. Mass panics are particularly dangerous if, for example, many people lose their self-control at the same time in a fire in a closed room.
Panic in the media
What is striking is that the term panic is often used unjustifiably, especially in the media, and rather for reasons of dramatization. In reality, the so-called panic behaviour is often a comprehensible reaction to an extreme stress situation that seems illogical and unexpected to an uninvolved and outside observer.
Mass panics are particularly dangerous if, for example, many people lose their self-control at the same time in a fire in a closed room. In the overpowering flight reflex, weaker people are often blindly run over and trampled down. Doors are blocked by clusters of people, because the urge to go out prevents a more effective succession. In such exits where there is a risk of blockage, so-called breakwaters are often used to increase safety. However, the concept of mass panic as a major disaster problem is scientifically controversial.
Panic in the music
The milder form of panic, fear, is an important element both in the drawing of the figures and in the dramaturgy. We can be afraid of something, we can be afraid of something, we can be afraid of something or we can be afraid of something. This roughly refers to well-known elements of dramaturgy: The fear of the antagonist, the fear of what can still be lost (commitment), and the fear of what can be won (motivation, goal).
Panic music basically has the function as scoring to dramaturgically push the feeling of fear to the extreme and, if necessary, to emphatically support the feeling of loss of control, loss of orientation or the feeling of fear of death with musical means üder only to generate it in the audience at all. But that doesn't mean that all viewers should leave the cinema in panic ;-).
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Suspenseful, pulsating opener with synth bass sequences, various hits and risers. Tension up to the last heartbeat.
Starting in a pensive and dark mood, this orchestral action trailer cue rises up to a spine-tingling, hair-raising climax. Orchestra and choir combined with samples to create a huge, majestic Hollywood style production. Suitable for movie trailer, action, war or battle footable, unspeakable monsters or an awesome war machine.
Flight stressed by industry matrix through.
Fast Paced, Intense and packed full of action with quick staccato strings, big brass sections and lots of tension. Perfect for action sequences or at any time you need to inject some pace and tension into your project.