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FUSION FILM SCORING WORKSHOPS

27 October -04 November 2023

The Fusion Film Scoring Workshops are designed for musicians and composers looking to enhance their knowledge and compositional skills in writing for Film and gain experience writing for a live ensemble. The workshops aim to give the composer all the essential tools needed to create an original Film Score with seminars in-person and online by industry professionals covering both the aesthetic and creative aspects of writing for film and technical elements and score preparation.

Meet the Director, Producer, and Sound Designer, and experience the real-life process of composing the original score for a film. 

 

The faculty will mentor and assist every composer in producing an original score for a live Ensemble (with or without Electronics, optional) individually;

 

Each participant will

 

  • Be mentored by our internationally acclaimed faculty and visiting industry professionals

  • Create an original score for a short film of approximately a 5-minute duration.

  • Receive copyright permission to use in their portfolio & share the film with their music

 

  • Receive a recording of their composition mixed and mastered as well as the pro-tools session with all the recorded material to be used creatively. 

ALL Participants will receive accreditation to take part in the Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2023 where they will have the opportunity to meet film industry professionals and promote their work in the market (Agoraof the festival. Additionally, you will receive access to all the masterclasses of the Festival and a movie pass as well as access to all Agora events. 

SCHEDULE

Overview

DAY 1

  • Welcoming and Introduction to the Fusion Film Scoring Workshops

  • The Spotting Session: Creative and Technical Analysis

  • Film Assignment: Presentation and assignment of the short films that the participants will compose

        the music score for during the course. 

  • Meeting the Director: Meeting and discussion with the director of the short films. 

DAY 2

  • From conception to composition: Creating and Structuring a film score

  • Scoring for Film: Notation – Writing with timecode – Synchronisation of music and film

  • Orchestration as a creative tool: Texture, Timbre, and extended performance techniques 

DAY 3

  • Film Sound: Sound Design & Music, Creative mixing

  • Music and Dialog

  • Individual mentoring sessions by the faculty:  Discussion and development of ideas

DAY 4

  • Individual mentoring sessions by the faculty:  Directions for completing the score.

  • The Film Value Chain: Creative relations in the Film Making Process

DAY 5

  • Individual mentoring sessions by the faculty:  Finalising the score and trouble shooting 

DAY 6

  • Individual mentoring sessions by the faculty:  Feedback and final score refinements

  • Score Delivery

DAY 7

  • Recording of the film Scores at Cue Productions

DAY 8

  • Mix & Mastering sessions

DAY 9 

  • Mix & Mastering sessions

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