AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School
About the Course
'To make a film, the final big collaborator that you have is the composer.'
- Paul Thomas Anderson
Ever wondered how to draw an income from making your own music?
With employment of music directors and composers in the US expected to grow by 10% by 2020, now is the time to learn the basics of music composition for film & TV.
Over two weekends, students will have the opportunity to use their creative skills in AFTRS’ state of the art facilities to compose a two minute piece of music and learn how to integrate it with a piece of film.
Facilitated by screen music composer and AFTRS Graduate Matt McGowen (Grad. Cert. & Grad. Dip., Screen Music), participants’ compositions will be mixed and screened in class. Students will also receive a copy of the final mix.
- Introduction to Screen Music
- Why have music in film?
- Organising the score
- Hit points
- Time code
- Interpreting film for composers
- Digital audio workstation basics
- Midi basics
- Mixing & bouncing
- Presentation of works to class/critique
Students will also receive a guest lecture from a high profile industry composer.
If you’ve always wanted to combine your musical talent with on-screen content, now is the time to get started!
N.B. - Ability to read and write music notation is not required.
** PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED TO TWELVE (12) STUDENTS **
Student feedback from past courses:
'I feel like we benefitted a great deal from Matt's practical approach to teaching, his experience, professionalism and knowledge, inspiring us to learn and improve upon our own skills. I would highly recommend this course to any musician, as well as any filmmaker interested in learning more about what music can bring to a film.'