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.'
Participants will score short film clips for use in their own professional showreel using the Composer's Toolkit.
Understanding the dramatic beats of a scene through the ears of master film composers including John Williams, Thomas Newman, Trent Reznor and Hilda Gunnarsdôttir who have invented, extended and defined the grammar and vocabulary of film music.
Take One Workshop: Film Scoring demonstration and of a selection of films clips for students to score
Stylistic adaptation in Film Scoring including subtle enhancement of a scene dialogue, pacing and story through iconic films such as Star Wars, Batman, Blue Planet, Squid Games, The Incredibles and Wallace & Gromit.
Take Two Workshop: Film Scoring demonstration and student film clips practicals
Inspiring the dream: What do the professionals say? Explore interviews and film clips.
What are we listening for? Self-analysis and critiquing throughout the scoring process.
Workshop Three: The Final Cut: screening of student clips followed by peer reviews
Please fill in the application form, attaching your CV
If you need any assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01494 677 903