“You’re Hired! How to Get Work and Stay Working as a Film/TV/Media Composer”
Two – Day Symposium with Richard Glasser & Aaron Zigman
Sat. April 14, 2012: 10 am – 6 pm – networking event in the evening
Sun. April 15, 2012: 10 am – 6 pm
At Ocean Way Studios
On Nashville’s “Music Row” - 1200 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37212 – Tel. 615.320.3900
Click here for a map/directions – free parking is available on adjacent streets
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The Nashville Composers Association and Film-Com are pleased to present the two-day seminar “You’re Hired! How to Get Work and Stay Working as a Film/TV/Media Composer” with Music Executive of The Weinstein Company, Richard Glasser, and LA-based Film composer, Aaron Zigman (see bios below).
Attendees of “You’re Hired!” will learn about how and why composers are hired (and fired), and how a successful, continuous creative and working relationship between composer, music supervisor and film company plays out. Having recently worked together on “The Company Men” and “I Don’t Know How She Does It”, Richard and Aaron will bring you their collective experience making music for some of the most well-known films in recent years. Topics that will be covered in the symposium include:
How and why composers are hired – or not hired.
How “themes get the job” – how to present thematic ideas.
How to approach music for a scene – when to start a cue, when to finish, etc.
How to score with a “story telling” approach vs. a “visual” approach.
How score and song can work together, and why the choice of one over the other is made.
Mockups: how they’re used and how they relate to the final cut.
Temp scores: how to interpret them, what genres they’re most appropriate for, and how to write from them.
The importance of composer networking, promotion, relationships, etc.
How to work with music editors.
How scoring sessions work, working with musicians, recording locations, etc.
How to create a proper music cue sheet, residuals.
And lots more.
Symposium attendees will also have the opportunity to score a short film clip that will be played at the symposium and Richard and Aaron will critique. This is completely optional, but will provide invaluable and positive feedback on your music from top pros. After all the attendees scores are reviewed, the actual final music from the film will be shown. If you would like to participate in the scoring critique, click here for further info.
All symposium attendees are invited to a Film-Com networking event on the evening of Saturday the 14th. Exact time and location TBA. Feel free to bring your business cards, demos, or any other promotional materials!
All paid attendees will also receive all-access laminates to attend Film-Com film and television business seminars, plus the New Project Expo at Titans Stadium Club.