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Music for Film, Games and TV

Dates/Time

July 9 –July 20
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00am – 4:00pm

Location

Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA

Registration

The price of this course is $945.00

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Description

Music for Film, Games and TV affords students 13+ an exciting opportunity to write their own soundtracks to Hollywood blockbusters, epic video games and favorite TV shows. In a creative and supportive environment, students will gain fundamental skills, with particular emphasis on composing for media; as well as learn the ins-and-outs of digital audio production, including a full introduction to Apple's Logic Pro X. The camp begins with an overview of how music interacts with moving pictures. Then, we'll develop tools to analyze "the dramatic arc" from a composers point of view.

We'll focus on how musical form derives from the dramatic flow of the story and watch great examples. We'll also learn real-world stuff like spotting sessions, temp music, choosing a "sound palette", mock-ups, music supervision and how to work with directors. Regardless of what software students use, we'll jump in and write for various scenes and characters. We'll tailor our projects to each student's interests. Both beginner and more-experienced students welcome.

Who Should Enroll

Students do not need to have prior experience although it is helpful to have some basic ability recording audio or MIDI in Apple's Garageband and/or Logic.

Daily Schedule

9:00AM - 9:30AM - Film Scoring 101
9:30AM - 10:00AM - Famous Film Score Analysis
11:00AM - 12:00PM - Scoring
12:00PM - 1:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM - 2:00PM - Collaborative Writing
2:00PM - 4:00PM - Scoring

Requirements & Availability

Faculty