History and analysis of Film Music
This course studies how the role of music is changed during film history. It’s divided in two parts: History and Analysis and both will focus on musical and cinematic aspects.
• Cute sheets, repertoire and piano music in low budget halls.
• The role of music in the Silent film in the United States.
• Artistic avant--garde in Europe during the Silent Era.
• The coming of Sound Film.
• The Four Hollywood generations.
• The European delay.
• The fellowship examples: Leone-- Morricone: Fellini--Rota: Burton-- Elfmann.
• Implicit and explicit synchronisms.
• Different musical layers.
• The role of songs.
• The Musical.
• Mickey--mousing in Animation movies.
• Music production in film industry.
Composing For Images
This course is aimed at teaching how to write suitable music for specific images context. Basic musical knowledge is required as well as it is recommended to follow the course “History and analysis of film music”. I will teach you how to effectively write music in a variety of styles, writing for unfamiliar ensembles, writing for ethnic instruments and much more. The classes
will follow the issuing topics:
• Understanding images and getting inspired from.
• Times and synchronisms in images flowing.
• Scoring technique: themes and textures.
• Choosing the right instruments.
• Writing musical bridge between different contexts.
• Enriching your music with an appropriate orchestration.
• Mixing your music.
People interested in deepening the orchestration and producing aspects, are welcome to continue with the course in Virtual orchestration.
TVirtual orchestration is a simulation process of a symphonic Orchestra through computer
, samples and Midi technique. It can reproduce existing music or your original score for film and TV production.
The course focuses on the following topics:
• DAW’s Introduction and your studio Set--Up.
• Score editor (Finale) used for writing, copying and exporting music.
• Learn sequencer’s basic and advanced functions (Logic 9).
• Basic orchestration rules for: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano and harp.
• Use of sample libraries (East West Symphonic Orchestra) with key-- switches, dynamic cross fade and patches.
• Improve the realism of your Virtual Orchestra: working with tempo and dynamics.
• Create virtual space with panning and convolution reverbs (Vienna Ensemble Pro).
• Mix and produce your music.