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May 18, 2019

Saturday | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Instructor: Mark Orton

Location: Classes & Admin Offices

Description

* Advanced online registration for this workshop has closed, but limited spaces are still available. To register in person, please arrive at least 15 minutes before workshop start time. The Northwest Film Center opens at 9am. 

How to find, hire and work with a film composer, from the demo process to finished picture. The instructor’s musical palette and style will guide the discussion, along with real-life case studies from a variety of feature, documentary and fine art films. Emphasis is placed on developing strategies for successful communication between director and composer, the key to making beautiful music together.

Topics:

Connecting with composers

Film score sources (original, licensed, public domain, live captured, sound design)

Typical contracts, budgets and timelines

Work that occurs before a composer is hired (the temp score, music demos)

After a composer is hired ((the spotting session, the cue sheet, score workbooks)

Giving notes and feedback (glossary of film music terms for directors)

Final stages (the music mix, filing cue sheets)

How to license music for film (obtaining master and sync rights)

Getting to know the film music team (music supervisors, music editors, copyists)

 

Filmmakers at all experience levels are welcome. Interaction with the instructor is highly encouraged.

 

* Advanced online registration for this workshop has closed, but limited spaces are still available. To register in person, please arrive at least 15 minutes before workshop start time. The Northwest Film Center opens at 9am. 

$55.00