Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

COM 668 - Scoring for Film, TV, and Video

3 credit(s)
This course is for composers who are interested in writing music for film and video. Students study the technical aspects of film scoring, including synchronization, SMPTE code, click tracks, stopwatch and fee timing, spotting procedures, orchestration, and music software, as well as the aesthetics of film music. Major film scores, past and present, are analyzed and discussed. In addition, there is an exploration of the business of film scoring, including working with directors, music and film editors, working out a budget, contracts, fees, and negotiations. On special occasions professional composers and film editors are invited to talk with the class. A short film, at least 10 minutes, is fully scored by the end of the semester.
Prerequisite(s): COM 462 or permission of instructor.
Laboratory fee.

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