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18/07/2012 SILVER-SCREEN FILM MUSIC COURSE

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SILVER-SCREEN   FILM & MUSIC WORKSHOPS

THE INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC SUMMER COURSE 2012

Spoleto, Italy

                       

Course Instructor: Internationally renowned Composer, Sound Designer, and Writer - Randall Meyers

 

PROGRAM - August 26 – September 1

Sunday 26, August:   Arrival in Rome Fiumicino – bus to Spoleto, course location and hotel check in.

EVENING WELCOME AND DINNER

Monday 27, Course begins:

09:00 – 10:00, FILM LANGUAGE - BREAKING DOWN THE ELEMENTS

15 min. pause

10:15 – 11:30, FILM MUSIC 1: MUSIC & SOUND - FAST & SLOW OPENINGS

15 min. pause

11:45 – 13:00, FILM MUSIC 1, CONT: SPOTTING A FILM SCENE WITH MUSIC AND SOUND

13:00 – 17:30, LUNCH BREAK AND SIESTA  

17:30 – 19:45, FILM GENRE, EXAMPLES, FIRST EXERCISE IN SCORING A MOVIE SCENE

20:00 – DINNER WITH EVENING DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE POOL

 

Tuesday 28

09:00 – 10:00, FILM LANGUAGE PART 2: SEE TO LEARN - LEARN TO SEE!

15 min. pause

10:15 – 11:30 – FILM MUSIC 2: DIALOGUE & MELODY, UNDERSCORING, MEMORY, MOTION, EMOTION.

15 min pause

11:45 – 13:00, FILM MUSIC 2, CONT: CHOOSING A STYLE, READING A SCENE MUSCALLY

13:00 – 17:30, LUNCH BREAK AND SIESTA 

17:30 – 19:45, FILM SCRIPT WRITING: IN VIEW OF USING PRE-SCORED MUSIC – CREATING STORY AND DRAMATURGICAL DYNAMICS

20:00 – DINNER WITH EVENING FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

 

Wednesday 29

09:00 – 10:00, FILM LANGUAGE PART 3: THE SHORT& LONG DRAMTURGICAL PHRASE

15 min. pause

 

10:15 – 11:30 – FILM MUSIC 3: INSTRUMENTATION & COLOUR, GENRE CONSTRAINTS, CREATING ATMOSPHERE

15 min. pause

11:45 – 13:00, FILM MUSIC 3, CONT: LEIT MOTIVE, MELODIC RHYTHM, PLANTING MUSICAL PAY-OFFS

13:00 – 16:30, LUNCH BREAK AND SIESTA 

16:30 – 19:45, FILM SCRIPT WRITING: FILMING a 90 SEC. SHORT FILM FOR SCORING

20:00 – 21:00 DINNER

FREE TIME FOR INDIVIDUAL SCORING WORK

 

THURSDAY 30

09:00 – 11:45, FILM LANGUAGE & MUSIC PART 4: INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISED SCORING OF SHORT CLIP

15 min. pause

12:00 – 13:00, PRACTICAL EXERCISE CONT.

13:00 – 16:30, LUNCH BREAK AND SIESTA 

16:30 – 19:45, FILM CLIP SCREENING & DISCUSSION

20:00 – DINNER WITH EVENING DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE POOL

 

FRIDAY 31

09:00 – 11:45, FILM LANGUAGE & MUSIC PART 5: MAKING CONTACT WITH THE INDUSTRY: COMMERCIAL, ATRISTIC SHORT FILM, FEATURE LENGTH FILM;

DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, & BECOMING YOUR OWN MUSIC PRODUCER, COPYRIGHTS & SELLING YOUR MUSIC.

15 min. pause

12:00 – 13:00, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

13:00 – 16:30, LUNCH BREAK AND SIESTA 

16:45 – 22:00, SIGHTSEEING IN SPOLETO, DINNER AT THE 100 YEAR OLD TRATTORIA PECCIARDA – TABLE SIDE DISCUSSIONS – FAREWELL PARTY

 

SATURDAY 1

 

MORNING BUS TO ROME AIRPORT (TO BE COORDINATED)

 

GOALS

 

Each student is expected to acquire a general working knowledge of film language and how to create and apply music to moving images. All participants will be practically involved in writing, filming and scoring a 90 second short film; as well as attempt composing a sound tract to a scene from a full length, known, feature film. An introductory knowledge of the requirements encountered in the film industry when hunting jobs, and music producing will be presented in as individual a fashion as possible.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

All participants must have a laptop with one or another composing program (finale, Sibelius, Score) and proficiency in use thereof, as well as in the rudiments of music theory. It is also required that you have one or another video player on your laptop: avi, quick time, windows media player, as these will be needed for our practical exercises.

 

PRICE: € 750.00, which includes:

Course lessons, breakfast & dinner (lunch optional at a small additional price), bus to and from the Rome airport and shared accommodation. This offer is based on a minimum subscription of 6 – 10 persons. Less than this number may make it difficult for the organizers to offer certain services. We reserve the right to change any part of this program and services based the number of participants.

 

All travel expenses, including flight, travel insurance, baggage etc. to and from departure location, is completely the participants responsibility. It is understood and agreed that the organization has no liability to any applicant during their  participation in the workshop.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT LA FATTORIA SPOLETO FOR THE

SILVER-SCREEN   SUMMER FILM & MUSIC WORKSHOP