Online class in composition and production of film music

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Online class in composition and production of film music

The online class in composition and production of film music is supposed to communicate the whole content referred to film music in a virtual classroom. Therefor we offer different workshops for each specific field in small groups of maximum four students per virtual classroom to create an ideal balance between helpful interactivity and intensive assistance. Our online class for writing film music will give them the chance to learn music in their familiar workspace at home. But they still can get in contact with other musicians to work together with them on their knowledge.

In our online class the composers will learn all the necessary techniques in composition and will gain a competent knowledge of the production process. Therefor they will gain a deep insight in four main categories: music theory and composition studies, music composition in film music, acoustics and applied audio engineering and finally a practical project in film scoring.

To cover a wide range of various composition techniques our students will learn everything about needed music theory such as harmony, tonal composition, ear training and rhythm in our online class for film music. Functional harmony, scale theory and many more are the must-haves to fully understand the complex field of harmony which our students will improve in. They will also gain skills in elements of tonal composition like choral setting and orchestration in the online class. An ear training to implement several intervals and chord progressions and rhythm training to get an insight in for example polyrhythms and the specific use of brass, woodwind or percussion instruments completes the first part of the online class for writing film music.

We also will teach typical concepts of film scoring composition. In this online class the composers will inspect different types of scores, dramaturgy and emotion often used to write beautiful film music. They will learn the difference between film music used in for instance horror movies, action movies, animal films and animated films. Therefor the participants will analyze film music in the online class before they start their practical work.

However, a good composer also needs to know a lot about acoustics and applied audio engineering techniques. So, this topic is another part of our online class for writing film music. All kinds of natural effects caused by a room exert influence on the sound of a production. So, we will show in our online class how to use those effects for recording a score. But not only natural effects can change the style of the sound of a production. Digitally created effects affect the sound, too. Furthermore, the students of our online class will learn how to use their DAW to produce an extraordinary film score.

Practical experience to learn music is an important companion in our online class for writing film music. By creating their own composition at the end of their online studies the students will be ready to write fantastic film music. After they have passed the online class to learn music they also will be able to implement their own composition and production.