The Composers Toolkit

The Composers Toolkit

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The goal of this unique course is to equip you with the essential tools to create a successful career in screen composition.

Key tools include:

How to read and musically shape a scene

How to subtly enhance the dialogue, pacing and story

How to communicate effectively with your director

An armoury of sounds including free vs investment pieces

Stylistic choices and workflow

Memorable themes and motifs

What you need to take this course

Participants should be prepared to produce music but do not need to be experienced musicians. No prior experience is needed in music theory or production.

Access to a Digital Audio Workstation will be required - Links will be provided

The tutor is Sacha Puttnam a multi-award winning UK composer with a strong educational background and a formidable catalogue of films, documentaries, T.V. gaming, animation, advertising, radio drama and podcast credits. A BAFTA and Ivor Novello member, Sacha lives and works in London.

'A successful film score supports the narrative while adding to the overall atmosphere. The music should be unique, emotionally engaging and leave a lasting impression on the audience.'