Working with Composers - The Life of a Score
Duration 1 day
Course dates 03 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
Application deadline Book Now
Bursaries supported by the Scottish Government are available for those who are eligible
This seminar-based course offers a broad and jargon-free insight into the workflow of media composers and the processes involved in creating music for film and TV.
The course is intended as a safe space for working directors, producers and editors, whether or not they have worked with composers before, who are looking to improve their understanding of a crucial but often mysterious aspect of post-production.
The course will cover:
- An overview of the composition process and the tools involved
- A step-by-step look at the musical journey from initial concept, temp tracks, spotting, writing and demoing material right through to recording and the finished product.
- Working with your composer, avoiding temp-love and costly pitfalls!
- Who does what? The structure of a music department, key personnel and their roles.
By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of how music for film and television is created and how scoring fits into your project timeline. Whether you work in fiction, factual, children’s programming or everything in between, this course aims to demystify the process of composers and encourage a closer creative bond with your composers during production.
An experienced performing and recording musician, John McFarlane is emerging as one of Scotland’s most exciting, versatile and creative media composers. Capable of crafting emotional, thrilling and atmospheric landscapes, John is equally experienced in writing for orchestra as he is in creatively manipulating audio for modern hybrid scores.
John also records for other composers and has recently completed work on an upcoming animation Stardog and Turbocat, starring Bill Nighy, Gemma Arterton, Nick Frost and Luke Evans.