Composition for Film: a Study of Styles
If you are reading this review there are many chances that you are here because you want to improve your compositional skills but you don´t know where to look.
This course is unique; in the net at least you will not find anything similar.
Ok, let´s talk about the site first.
This course is part of cinematiccomposing.com, a learning site made by Marc Jovani (L.A composer and teacher at Berklee).
The intention of the site is to provide high quality music courses but with an affordable price.
You may have heard about this site for their flagship “Symphonic Virtual Orchestration (SVO) course” where Marc teaches about Synthestration (Orchestration with virtual instruments).
Maybe in a near future we could talk about that course, but now I will talk about “Composition for Film”.
I have had the privilege of being one of the students of “Composition for films” course that is not open to public yet.
What kind of material do you need to learn in order to become a Film Composer?
This question is a little tricky but the aim of this course is to draw a map of the different styles within the film-music and how to resolve common situations.
In their words “The idea behind this course is to present a comprehensive study of what film music is, how it works, and how the composers of it work their magic”.
The course has vast information of Film Music and the teaching method is extremely direct and simple to follow.
The first part is an introduction; they give us a summary of what the course will contain (Syllabus) and how we are going to work with the presented materials.
Also it contains a little theory of how music works in films and film-music history. If you never studied film music history, this is a great place to start with.
Before starting to dive deep into the styles, they establish the 4 fundamental points of scoring:
+The director’s role
+ The spotting sessions
Then, they enlighten us with the importance of knowing you how to setup a cue.
The whole introduction is an excellent point of start to anyone who wants to become a Film music maker or to learn new skills.
The course is divided per style and in every style you will find 3 different case studies, inside each one you will learn about Rhythm, Harmony, Melody and Orchestration. In all this sections you will find sheets and music samples plus textual information.
Description of the scene: Here it is presented the scene in 3 different ways.
After the 3 case studies in the style you will find
A course for everyone
This course is brilliant, you will find a lot of useful information taken from scores of great composers such as John Williams, James Newton Howard, Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, James Horner, etc.
This course is written for anyone who wants to improve in his/her compositional skills, if you are a sheet music reader, you will get access to a lot of scores to analyze, if you are not able to read(yet) there is a lot of information written without sheet music, so you can get a lot of material too.
Once you are inside the course you will get
Course preview and Early Access
The people of cinematiccomposing.com elaborates an exclusive offer for the readers of this page!.
The course is not open to public yet, so you can´t find it anywhere else.
Here is the link to a preview of the course.
And here the 50% Exclusive Offer!
This is a One of a kind course. In the internet you will not find anything similar.
It is a gem in the ocean of (mis)information.
The course itself is full of information in the matter, but I want to tell you that the icing of the cake is the people inside cinematiccomposing.com who are always willing to help; this is a professional site for learning.
If you have the chance to buy this course you will not regret it.
For further information
Cinematic Composing https://cinematiccomposing.com/