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Composition for Film (2) Techniques for Scoring H-T-S


Special Project: Scoring the feature film, “Sinister”

As we discuss how different categories are discussed, “Sinister” will be examined as a whole. Topics discussed will include the process from initial concepts to execution, organization techniques, and presentation tips. Examples will show the composer director interaction from spotting sessions and show and tells. Following these lessons, students will spot the film, submit thematic material; melodic, textural or atmospheric in nature. Then, through a voting process, the music material selected will become part of the primary palette for the new score. Chris will review and critique all of the student’s work.

Course Number: MUCP210
Course Instructor: Christopher Young
Guest Artists: Directors from Chris’ feature film projects

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This 5-week course focuses on how scenes from an H-T-S film can be broken down into 1 of 10 categories. Each category will be broken down and analyzed, discussing useful techniques to successfully score these types of scenes. Clips will be drawn from Chris’ body of work and analyzed for applicable musical and structural features.