The concepts, and applications of Functional Music, Incidental Music and Theme Music (Leitmotifs).
Film Scoring is an art and technique of Composing Music for Films and Television. Film Scoring Course teaches the student:
The techniques of writing music for dialogues to enhance the scenes of a Movie.
The techniques of writing music to communicate different moods of the character.
The techniques of writing music to communicate the sudden and drastic changes in the sequence of drama in the movie.
The important technique of telling the story musically.
The student will have enough study material to practice and master the art of Film Scoring.
The History of Film Music.
Early Films and Music: The Silent Movies.
The First Talkies: The Beginning of Synchronized Music.
The Studio System and the Studio Music Department.
Musical Styles-1930 to 1950: Golden Age of Hollywood.
Musical Styles 1950 to 1975.
Sectional Phrase structure writing.
1975 to Today.
The Process of Scoring Music for Films.
Technical Requirements of the Score.
Technical Function: Main Themes and Leitmotifs.
Following the Drama.
Writing Music for Dialogues.
Syncing Music to Picture.
The students must have completed Music Theory 1, 2 and 3 courses or must have completed Grade 8 theory exam conducted by Trinity College of Music, London or ABRSM and should be good in Western Music Notation reading and writing. The Students must have completed Music Arranging 1 and 2 Courses or must be good in Arranging Music. It's mandatory that the student must have completed First Year Harmony (Tonal Harmony Course) or should be good in four-part writing. Optional: the student should have completed Orchestration.
Software and Hardware Requirements
Any sequencing software (Cubase or LogicPro).
The students should be able to sequence music using MIDI keyboard.
The Students should also know how to use VST Plug-ins.
The Students should buy the Kontakt Library, Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Woodwinds, Hollywood Brass, Trillian, Omnisphere, Piano, Electric Piano, and Groove Agent. Battery and Guitar VST Plug-ins.
PC or Mac system.
The Students should know how to import Videos into the Sequencing Software.
Film Scoring by Richard Davis.
Music Composition for Film and Television by Lalo Schifrin, Berklee Press.
Weekly two classes and each class is one hour.
Duration of the course is four months.