I highly recommend this course to every GPO users who want to learn the art and craft of film scoring. Hummie's knowledge and experience makes him uniquely qualified to offer these film scoring classes which are highly regarded in the industry. If you are interested, let Hummie know I sent you.
The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program is pleased to announce that they are again offering their 2 Week Summer Intensive Programs. There are two programs available for this Summer, one based in Seattle, Washington (July 11th - 22nd) and one based in Edinburgh, Scotland (August 22nd - September 2nd).
There will be a GPO elective couse both both the Scotland and Seattle programs.
The Seattle based program has been offered for the last 2 Summers and has attracted students from as far away as Australia, Brazil, Dubai as well as from all over the US and Canada. The Edinburgh program was first offered last Summer and attracted students from all over Europe and the US. Details about both programs is available on our website at: http://www.pnwfilmmusic.com
Currently on-line registration is only available for the Seattle program as the last details for the Edinburgh program are still being finalized (registration and accommodations information should be available in the next few weeks).
Both programs include the first 2 "core" classes of the internationally recognized regular year program taught by the program's creator: 2 time Emmy Award winning composer/arranger/conductor Hummie Mann. These classes cover many topics including: who are the "players" on the music team and what they do - the music supervisor, music editor, contractor, orchestrator, copyist, etc.; discussions of the different types of scores - electronic, acoustic, combination; what are the characteristics of a successful and effective film score; how is music synchronized to film - click tracks and free timing; budgets and contracts; performing rights organizations and royalties; techniques of composition particular to writing dramatic music and much more. Many video and audio examples of the instructor's work are used in the class and each student receives over 350 pages of handouts including over 200 pages of scores from actual films for study and analysis. Hummie is an active film composer with over 20 years experience in the business. His credits include films such as "Robin Hood: Men in Tights", "Thomas and the Magic Railroad", and IMAX's "Cyberworld 3D". More information and audio samples of his work is available at http://www.hummiemann.com
Besides the 2 core classes, students choose 2 elective classes - one for each week - all taught by industry professionals. The full list of elective choices are available on our website and differ for each location of the class. Seattle electives include: Songwriting for Film, Composing for Interactive Games, Finale (notation software), Digital Performer and Logic (midi sequencing software) and Classic Film Scores (a survey of the history of film scoring). As mentioned above, a GPO elective will be offered in both the Scotland and the Seattle program. Gary Garritan and team will be teaching the GPO course in Seattle.
This program is extremely popular and has limited space available, so it is recommended that you register early.
More details are available at: http://www.pnwfilmmusic.com
Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program
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