Film Scoring

Guerrilla Film Scoring Volume 8: Composer Career Development Tips From Hollywood

11m 6s beginner Beginner

How do you build up your career as a composer? How do you create momentum so that your career grows continuously? Guerrilla Film Scoring has the answers from Hollywood’s top composers for film, television, and video games.

Guerrilla Film Scoring Volume 9: Music Libraries: The Modern Composer’s Benefactor

12m 17s intermediate Intermediate

What are music libraries and how do they work? Do they compete with composers or support them? Guerrilla Film Scoring has the answers from Hollywood’s top composers for film, television, and video games.

Using Processing Effects to Create Your Own Pads

9m 35s advanced Advanced
Author: Juan Cortés

Rather than patch-surfing, and using the same sounds everyone has access to, employ some originality and make your own pad patches/channel strips. This tutorial explores techniques for creating and processing pads from subtractive synthesis properties, filters and resonant frequencies, granular synthesis, reverb and delay, phasing, tremolo and compression.

Film Scoring Features in Cubase

12m 29s intermediate Intermediate
Author: Rachel Dziezynski

Used by Hans Zimmer and other top film composers, Cubase is a pro-level platform for scoring. This tutorial delves into the importance of setting up a template, setting up instruments with multiple outputs (Konkakt, Vienna, etc.), how to set up multiple cues for the same movie – staying organized, tricks for dealing with video in Cubase, and how to quickly set up new cues and bouncing out your music to video using Cubase.

Film Scoring With Logic: Importing Your Video

6m 44s beginner Beginner
Author: Chris Fitzgerald

With SMPTE syncing capabilities and a user-friendly interface, Logic Pro X is a great tool for film composers. In this tutorial we take a look at how to determine a film's frame rate, SMPTE start time, and audio sample rate. Then we load and sync the video into Logic to prep for scoring. For more on Film Scoring with Logic, check out our course Technical Aspects of Film Scoring: Logic course.

Cubase Overview

10m 12s beginner Beginner
Author: Akash Thakkar

Cubase 7 is a major DAW used by A-list composers (like Hans Zimmer) and novices alike. Cubase is a great tool for MIDI sequencing, audio recording, mixing, and music and sound design production. In this tutorial, Akash Thakkar introduces you to Cubase, covering adding and working with tracks, using virtual instruments with Cubase, mixing and using plug-in effects like EQ, customizing keyboard shortcuts for a more efficient workflow and modifying tempo.

A Guide to Being Indispensable

COURSE 43m 10s beginner Beginner • 2 videos
Author: Andy Forsberg

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In this course, Andy Forsberg details the traits and skills necessary for a successful start in your career. Forsberg approaches the topic from a film scoring background, but his advice applies to the game audio industry as well. Peppered with personal stories and experiences throughout, he discusses analyzing where you are and where you want to be, how to make the best of your time in school, internships and thinking more about your career, improving your technical skills and people skills, tips for boosting your "likability factor", and how to be someone that others crave working with.

Knowing Your Stuff Isn’t Enough: How To Develop Rewarding Relationships As An Audio Professional

5m 54s beginner Beginner
Author: Ted Case

Film and games industries are relationship industries. Being a talented composer or sound designer may get you in the door, but it's not enough to just be good. This tutorial tackles tips on cultivating and sustaining relationships in order to be a desirable collaborator.

Three Keys to Successful Team Collaboration

3m 02s beginner Beginner
Author: Ted Case

On every film or game project, there are a lot of people working together. Build good collaboration skills, and you'll up your game. This tutorial offers three important considerations as you begin any team-based project.

Anatomy of an Instrument Patch: Guitar Synth

12m 11s intermediate Intermediate
Author: Chris Fitzgerald

Coming from a perspective of crafting the perfect sonic landscape for a film, this tutorial explores building creative effects chains. Focused on electric guitar, though touching on ideas that could be used for any instrument, we discuss creative use of delay and reverb, and compression and stereo imaging.