This course will cover the following:
- Critical Analysis of existing Film Scores: Genres, Codes, Moods & Stylistic Expression
- Definition/Specifics of Musical Syntax: harmonic/melodic usage, instrumentation, orchestration, use of synthesizers/sampling, etc.
- Underlying Technical Demands and Processes: Spotting Sessions – Timings – Post-Production Flow
- Filmic world: narrative, visual, aural, FX, genre, historical/period.
- Scoring Assignments – preparation for — and critiques of: a) Scores for Film Clips
- Technology and Music Software
- Understanding the aesthetic implications of using software tools
- Learn to use the software to work effectively
- Students will create a realistic-sounding orchestra with high-quality computer samples
- Compose a score in a style that fits both your own musical flavor and that of the show
- Learn how to Manage Your Time
- Address the matrix of directorial vision and the visual, narrative, and dramatic world of a film
- This course will examine a broad range of musical approaches and those requirements necessary for composing music for film and multimedia.
- Cultural, cinematic, and musical codes will be discussed and critiqued through critical analyses of seminal scores, scoring assignments, and discussions.
- As Film Music is nowadays highly dependent on technology, the course will provide an introduction to the use of Computer software and tools to produce music.
- Students will learn to compose stylistically appropriate music for diversity audiovisual scenes.
- Learn to utilize a library of existing clips to create a matrix of film-specific musical and technical skills.
- Students will assimilate significant aesthetic approaches in their scores that are concurrent with contemporary aesthetics.
At the end of the program, students are expected to compose and create electronic mock-ups.