Talk:Film Scoring

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Under Construction This Week

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Welcome to the Mad Max's course in film scoring for motion pictures for non-musicians

Lessons in making music for motion pictures

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For filmmakers and non-musicians
Here is a series of lessons in film scoring for filmmakers or anyone who likes music for motion pictures but is not a musician.
Only one!
Currently, we have only one lesson which is still under construction. Take a look. It is at Mad Max's lesson in creating the sound of fear using GarageBand.


. Start Here: . . First lesson: Creating the sound of "Fear".

Ideal student for this course

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  • The ideal student for these lessons is a 5-year-old kid who likes to watch movies and bang on the piano to make music for the movie.
  • We use a lot of software so it helps to be a bit of a nerd. Most kids are!

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(aka. Film Scoring Introduction)

No 'acoustic' loops.

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No acoustic loops

* Note: In this course, we do NOT use acoustic loops. Loops are wonderful for documentaries, corporate video, event video and multimedia but never for narrative motion pictures. Midi loops are OK but with acoustic loops, you cannot modify (simplify or change notes) the music which makes is useless for dramatic scenes.

This statement is based on opinion and is flat out WRONG about the ability to edit and rearrange audio recordings. There are many software packages that enable a range of functionality to extract segments, rearrange loops and beats, preform spectral manipulation, &c. One can start with the simple-yet-robust Audacity to realize that waveforms are not static but malleable.