CreativeLIVE Modern Film Composing TUTORIAL

CreativeLIVE Modern Film Composing TUTORIAL

CreativeLIVE Modern Film Composing TUTORIAL

A film’s score is so much more than background music. It creates a mood, shapes the story, and influences the way viewers interpret the action. In Modern Film Composing, Will and Brooke Blair (“The Blair Brothers”) will examine the art and illuminate the science of scoring moving media.

You can hear The Blair Brothers’ work in award-winning features (from indie films to Disney), documentaries, commercials, and television shows.

In this class, they’ll share their expertise and help you:

  • Find the style and tone of music that best suits your film
  • Create dynamic musical elements that fall within your budget
  • Improve your collaboration with composers

During the class, Will and Brooke will also score two CreativeLive student films – one prepared in advance and one scored live on air – to lend an artistic insider’s view to the film scoring process and results. The Blair Brothers will also discuss their professional trajectory and how they maintain careers as composers.

Composing music for a film can be an intimidating process for both filmmakers and composers, in this class you’ll learn practical strategies for approaching your project and producing a final product that fits your artistic intention.


1.Modern Approach to Film Composing

2.The Role of a Score

3.Inventory of Tools & Strengths

4.Continuing Education

5.Building Your Home Studio

6.Working with Iris 2 and ProTools

7.Develop Your Voice

8.Spot the Film

9.Focus on Instrumentation

10.Communicating with the Director

11.Revising with Director’s Feedback

12.Create Stems for Delivery

13/Professional Approaches to Composing

14.Getting Your First Job

15.Working Remotely

16.Creating a Pitch & Other Projects

17.The Composer’s Philosophy


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