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Breaking The Rules

A Film Composer’s strongest asset is their personal sound. Learn how to consciously develop a unique approach to film scoring by studying the core fundamentals of artistic communication.

Each section provides conceptual knowledge supported by real-world industry examples.

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Demo Reels

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How to create highly effective Demo Reels that get the gigs!

  • The Composer Profession Misconception
  • What Filmmakers are actually looking for!
  • How to Optimize your Demo/Reel accordingly!
  • Should You do Spec Demos?
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This is a self-directed course.
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ENROLLMENT INCLUDES:

1-year Access to the Premium Mentorship Course Discussion Group, where you will be able to discuss the subjects in this course, ask questions, be Mentored on the course, listen and interact with other enrolled course members and alumni, collaborate on relevant projects and assignments, and search the entire forum archive history for “Demo Reels”.
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How To Get Film Scoring Jobs

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A Proven Method For Consistently Getting Film Scoring Gigs. Learn how to get more work than you ever thought possible. Where is all the work at around the World? Learn a powerful organizing system to turn finding work into a science. Is there a best time to contact people? How long does it take to get any given Gig? What could networking and building relationships get you? What should you say to people when you contact them? Learn how to instantly heat up a lead, forming an instant bond. Find out where the real money is and how to focus on just those opportunities.

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  • How Is This A Proven Method?
  • Production Timelines (Film, TV, Games)
  • Building Relationships & Networking
  • The “Grass Roots” Method
  • Lead Sources Method
  • Who To Talk To
  • What To Say
  • The Best Lead Sources*
  • International and Local Area Based Leads
  • How To Make Phone Calls
  • Emails
  • Building Instant Rapport
  • Lead Management
  • The Importance of Clout
  • What Is The “Long Game”?

Lead Sources Hot List PDF
Includes Exclusive Special Offer (*additional cost) for Course Registrants only:
Film Scoring Gigs

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS COURSE
This is a self-directed course.
Types of media in this course
Headphones and CDs
COURSE: “DEMO REELS”

OPTIONAL PRE-REQUESITE COURSE
It is recommended, though not required, that you take the optional prerequisite course DEMO REELS in order to better understand how to best showcase yourself for Gigs that you will learn how to procure in this Course.

ENROLLMENT INCLUDES:
1-year Access to the Premium Mentorship Course Discussion Group, where you will be able to discuss the subjects in this course, ask questions, be Mentored on the course, listen and interact with other enrolled course members and alumni, collaborate on relevant projects and assignments, and search the entire forum archive history for “How To Get Film Scoring Gigs”.
How To Get Film Scoring Gigs GROUP

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Free Scoring

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A pre-scoring “storyboarding” technique which gives you the freedom to use your imagination to it’s maximum creative potential.

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Getting Started with LASS Divisi Strings

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In this quick video tutorial designed to get you up and running in no time flat, you’ll learn how to setup Los Angeles Scoring Strings (also known as LASS) inside of Native Instruments’ Kontakt in Logic Pro X, and which patches provide the most control and realism and how best to use them, and finally how to properly use the LASS divisi multi-tracking architecture to create ultra-realistic string performances.

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This is a self-directed course. You will have 3 months to complete this Course.
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Creating Main Themes and Motifs

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One of the most important skills in the craft of Film Scoring, is the ability to make an entire score sound cohesive, unified, and coherent throughout every cue, for sometimes hours of music (think “Lord of the Rings” by Howard Shore). In this course, you’ll discover what it is that makes that possible, and how you can incorporate concepts of using Main Themes, Unifying Themes, and Motifs to create a Master Plan “Road Map”. And, in turn, how to identify and extract core elements to create the entire full length unified tapestry of your own large format scores.

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COURSE PREVIEW VIDEO

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ENROLLMENT INCLUDES:

1-year Access to the Premium Mentorship Course Discussion Group, where you will be able to discuss the subjects in this course, ask questions, be Mentored on the course, listen and interact with other enrolled course members and alumni, collaborate on relevant projects and assignments, and search the entire forum archive history for “Creating Main Themes and Motifs”.
Creating Main Themes and Motifs GROUP

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Activate Your Critical Ear

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This course includes all the training you need to turn your ears into musical “lethal weapons”. You’ll learn how to develop your “bionic ear” and find frequencies by their hertz location, notes that are microns out of groove, slightly out of pitch notes, sonic “holes”, problem instruments, mixing discrepancies, phasing issues, compression and other plugin artifacts, dynamic range mismatches, excess notes, and more, all using just your ears.