Film Scoring:Exercises:Introduction

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These instructions are designed for GarageBand 3 plus the sounds of a symphony orchestra.
GarageBand is easy and fast yet powerful enough to do film scoring.
Please, tell me if you find anything as good!


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This course in music and filmmaking is:
Film scoring introduction for filmmakers
This lesson is:
Exercises in film scoring introduction
The pages in this lesson are:
Page 1: A simple scene called "Home Wrecker"
Page 2: A pair of scenes called "Green Tea Smoothie"
Page 3: A very long scene from "Blindman's Bluff Production"



Real scenes for you to score in GarageBand
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Loan program

NOTE: December 2007 -- These disks were available from the Star Movie Shop which no longer sells to the general public.
Good News: I still have copies of these disks so I can loan the disks to you if you return each disk in one month. (The disks are not copy protected.)

Page 1: Very simple

A scene called "Home Wrecker"
This is a scene with very little dialog and lots of gaps which need music. Because this contains adult subject matter, it is best that students be over 18 years old.

Page 2: Challenging

A scene called "Green Tea Smoothie"
This is two scenes which are part of the same story. The first scene is simple but the second can be confusing for the audience. The intent of the director is not clear in the second scene (nor was it for the entire motion picture).
That is why this scene is so interesting. It is a tremendous challenge to discover the emotions of this scene and then use your music to explain this to the audience.

Page 3: Final exam

A scene from "Blindman's Bluff Production"
This is actually three scenes in one long continuous scene. This is the first scene of the motion picture which introduces these new characters so music is extremely important to explain who these people are. This is like a final exam for film scoring. Simple yet long.


You can decide which you want to work on.
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The your first exercise

Decide which scene you want to work on and if you have earned enough points, I will loan you the disk for one month.
Select one: "Home Wrecker" or "Green Tea Smoothie" or "Blindman's Bluff Production"


Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this film scoring class is Robert Elliott.
You can email me by clicking here. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png