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Here's the breakdown.
Part I: The Worlds of Composing
Overview of issues, opportunities, and differences related to scoring for TV, film, games, and commercials. Creative, practical, and business angles will be discussed.
A discussion of how to attain effective direction (i.e., pacing, mood, etc), interpreting client materials and references, as well as technical considerations before beginning the scoring process.
Assignment - A :30 commercial complete with voice-over will be given to the students. Musical direction will be given to guide the creation process, just as it would be in a professional scenario. Students must complete and bring their music with them to the next class.
Part II: The Business of Composing
Overview of budgets, contracts, and opportunities related to the business of being a commercial composer. Topics such as music licensing, demo process, work-for-hire, and music houses will be explored.
Teacher will review student compositions, exploring aspects of compositions that are effective and aspects in need of improvement.
Assign work for students to apply feedback from the workshop and return to Workshop #3 with a revised composition.
Part III: The Last Steps & The Next Job
Overview of the end process, from delivering final music to getting the next job.
A discussion of the technical requirements and expectations when delivering final mixes, alternate version and stems. An in-depth look at maintaining a good client/composer relationship and getting more work.
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Teacher will analyze new revisions and engage in discussion evaluating effective aspects of the compositions and areas in need of improvement.