Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Announces Summer Program
The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program has announced its 2 Week Summer Intensive Program in Seattle, Washington (July 9th - 20th). The Summer Intensive program has been offered for the last 4 Summers and has attracted students from as far away as Australia, Brazil, Dubai, Scotland and Italy as well as from all over the US and Canada.
The program includes 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 electives include: Songwriting for Film, Composing for Interactive Games, Finale (notation software), Digital Performer and Logic (midi sequencing software), studio technology and Classic Film Scores (a survey of the history of film scoring). Some of the course use Garritan libraries.
This program is extremely popular and has limited space available, so it is recommended that you register early.