Master the Art of Composing For Film and Learn To Find Gigs Doing It In this course, we will learn the essential techniques used in writing music for film. Through a series of analysis’ of well-known film scenes from your favorite movies we will learn what makes a great cue, and then apply those techniques by writing our own. I’ll be showing you some of my own projects for film and television throughout the class, and walk you through my process when composing music for a film project. By the end of this course, students will understand the tools, lingo, and techniques used in the film composing world and will be ready to dive in to their own projects. I’ll walk you through how to get started on your first project by using freely available movies that need a score. Throughout my career, I’ve worked with major American orchestras, film studios, and video game designers. I’m also a PhD in music composition and a university professor (of music composition).
Recently I was named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator of the Year award because of my in-person university classes. Now I’m taking those classes to Udemy in an online format in order to reach more students, and give them the joy of Music Theory.
There are several “sections” of this class, and this is Part 2. As the class grows, we will go deeper and deeper into my techniques.
In this class, we will cover:
– Tools of the trade
– Creating atmosphere
– Using “Pad” sounds with orchestra
– Finding Atmopshere in film
– Harmonizing string melodies
– Polyrhythmic accompaniment
– Homorhythmic accompaniment
– Working with string orchestra
– The chase scene
– Working with drum loops in chase scenes
– Using the brass section
– Building tension
– Writing tension cues
– Writing comedy and animation cues
– “Mickey Mousing”
– Getting gigs as a film composer
– Techniques for building a portfolio
– Finding film makers
– Any much, much, more!