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Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:45 am

I bought into this one. Anyone else? -h

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby Mark Bliss » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:44 pm

The teaser and overview look really good and I really want to, but I am spinning too many full plates right now. :x
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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby chibear » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:04 pm

Make sure you post your gained insights, pls.
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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:05 am

I'll try. It might be difficult without dragging my tongue some.

I've already got my 90 Amurcun smackers worth and Hans hasn't even showed up yet!

People from around the world are referencing their works and I've taken advantage of most of them already. :wink: -h

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:23 am

This guy incorporates native instrumentation (India) into many of his pieces. -h

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:36 pm

An unofficial poll was taken and of 74 out of about 3.900 classmates that replied, the majority use Cubase in one form or another. There was one mention of Mixcraft but that was from a guy that doesn't use it anymore. Surprisingly enough, there were only a few that reported using PT and Logic Pro seemed to be in 2nd place. Hans is reported to use Nuendo for it's video handling. Insight enough?

I didn't reply to the poll because things like that are superfluous to me. Besides, I wouldn't want to cause any heart attacks by stating I use MC on a Linux machine. :shock: -h

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:41 pm

OK, so I just caused some heart attacks by posting what I use. :lol: -h

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby freightgod » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:16 pm

So what's your take so far, Harry?

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:06 am

Hmmm... my take... A composer can communicate ideals and intentions with music and so, as an example, formulate a question and spend the rest of the film -- using half or partial answers -- to finish it out.

Don't just read the script but have the director tell you the story in his own words so you can get an idea of what things are most valued from his view point.

Stick with the story and 'live' within it as a musician as much as possible. (Hans was ill-tempered during the production of 'Dark Knight')

Some directors get into the film to such a degree that they want to partially 'compose' the music and though it's important to listen, it's also important to remind them to take the leap and at least listen to other ideas.

Don't use temp music! Some directors may use it but that makes it difficult to score 'around' it or compete with it. One example of its use was Barbers Adagio https://soundcloud.com/idsaalbers/samuel-barber-adagio-for. BTW this was done with EWQL.

Know when to talk to the producer an not the director, e.g., does the budget cover the full orchestra or just a string quartet?

Keep doors open both physically and socially.

That's pretty much it, so far. 27 or so 'lessons' to go. We get into the musical 'palette' next. -h

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby freightgod » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:58 am

That's a pretty good summary, thanks! Interesting how so much focus on people and self management, not much on creativity and actual orchestration. Appreciate the update.

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:35 pm

The actual scoring and Synth use comes later as well as character themes and actual case studies, e.g., 'Frost/Nixon'... a Ron Howard film. There's a lull right now... waiting for the next lesson. I can pass on a question or two if anyone has anything I want to know also. :lol: -h

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:42 am

I just got my refund. They failed to have their licensing in place before starting the class and now there's a delay so I just chucked the idea for now. Apparently it has something to do with certain material that Hans covers. There's enough of 'writing for the movies' on youtub to keep me busy for a while though. -h

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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby Ian Craig » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:21 pm

Nicely relayed info on product. Thanks :)
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Re: Zimmer's Masterclass in Scoring for Movies

Postby AHornsby » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:19 am

acanais68 wrote:
AHornsby wrote:I'll try. It might be difficult without dragging my tongue some.

I've already got my 90 Amurcun smackers worthmutuelles Entreprise and Hans hasn't even showed up yet!

People from around the world are referencing their works and I've taken advantage of most of them already. :wink: -h

But I'm sure he'll soon be doing it. Anyway, it's just a matter of time.


Why did you put in a link to something not in the original post?


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