Film Scoring on a Budget
Learn to compose an effective film score on a limited budget using both MIDI pre-records and live professional musicians.
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.
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.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
Students' pieces will be recorded remotely. For more information on the remote recording process, please see this interview with Recording Engineer Damon Tedesco: https://entertainment.uclaextension.edu/remote-recording-damon-tedesco/
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.
Discounts cannot be applied to a portion of fees for this course.