Film Scoring on a Budget

MUSC X 483.1

Learn to compose an effective film score on a limited budget using both MIDI pre-records and live professional musicians.

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Winter
Summer
In-Person
Starting at $1,999.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Explore topics including spotting and music placement
  • Understand the methods of synchronizing score to picture
  • Learn the dramatic utilization of melody, harmony, rhythm, and orchestral texture
  • Write three cues using MIDI in live recording sessions with professional musicians

About this course:

Learn to compose an effective film score on a limited budget using both MIDI pre-records and live professional musicians. Topics include spotting: the practical and psychological considerations of music placement; methods of synchronizing score to picture; and the dramatic utilization of melody, harmony, rhythm, and orchestral texture. You write three cues using MIDI that will be enhanced with live recording sessions played by professional musicians. 
Prerequisites

Knowledge of music notation and theory, experience in music composition, MUSC X 449.91 The Art and Craft of MIDI, and MUSC X 483.2 Advanced Orchestration: Applied Techniques for the Studio and Scoring Stage, or consent of instructor.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Mark Smythe
389722
Fee:
$1,999.00
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Location: Burbank
ENROLL BY: Jan 12, 2023
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Notes

Recording sessions will be held in person in Los Angeles. Location to be announced.

Students on an F1 Visa are required to attend In-Person recording sessions.

Discounts cannot be applied to a portion of fees for this course.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 25, 2023
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jan 12, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Jan 19, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Jan 26, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Feb 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Feb 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Feb 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Feb 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Mar 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Mar 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Mar 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Thu Mar 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union

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