Course: Composing music for film and video games

Description

 


This course has for objective to introduce students to music composition for film, TV and video games. In the 15 blocks of 3 hours, the students will learn film music evolution, music theory notions and writing techniques for film and interactive music.

DATES : february 16 to June 8


Total of 45 hours : lab and theory 

  • 15 blocks of 3 hours
  • Saturday only
  • Saturday from 10am to 1pm

PREREQUiSITES


  • Can use a keyboard (piano, synth) 
  • Actual user of a sequencer / DAW: Cubase, ProTools, Logic, Nuendo, Digital Performer
  • Basic music prerequisites:
    • Comprehension of intervals (second major etc)
    • Comprehension of JAZZ chords (Major, minor, Augmented, diminished and chord extensions)
    • Comprehension of reversed chords
    • Comprehension of timing principles (binary/third)
    • To be familiar with the instruments of the orchestra (optional)


Trainer : MEDHAT HANBALImedhat-hanbali-compositeur


Composer and ranger for film, TV, video games and pop music since 2009.

More info on http://musiquedefilm.ca  and IMDb

 

Your take-away


  • History and evolution of film music
  • Musical theory, arrangement techniques and MIDI orchestration
  • Creating emotions and sound scapes
  • Studies of musical styles
  • Working for the image (Analysis of the scene’s needs)
  • Composing techniques for interactive music (video game)
  • Industry’s norms and practical tips to develop your career

Our Approach


The three hour blocks are devided in tow parts: theory and practice. In the theory part, the trainer will use video and music examples to illustrate the concepts. He will create a composition to put in context the notions seen in theory and provide examples of  advanced MIDI orchestration.

In the practical part, the students will compose also a music using the techniques seen with the trainer. The trainer will be supporting the students in their work.

WHAT IS PROVIDED


Each students has access to an iMac with Cubase, Komplete (NI), a MIDI keyboard and an audio interface.

The students dan also bring their own computer and composition software if they want.

**Important** : students must bring their own pair of headphones.

 

dEtaIlS


Cost :

Rebate before February 1st : 300$ (plus tax)

Starting February 1st:

450$ (plus tax) for students and Musitechnic’s graduates.

600$ (plus tax) for the public

Max number of students : 15 maximum

Level : intermediate

 

CALENDar


Start: February 16th, 2019
Number of blocks : 15
Day: Saturday 10am to 1pm
End: June 8th, 2019

 

For more information


If you are interested, contact us for more information.

514-521-2060

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