Workshop: How to compose a Soundtrack

I proudly announce my first Workshop in Music composition for moving pictures in collaboration with “Le Balene Possono Volare” in Berlin.

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Music is one of the main tools to tell the story of a movie, a documentary, a video game, or just of any other video.
This workshop will introduce you to the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to create a simple soundtrack for a movie trailer using the color palette of the digital orchestra. It will cover the full process – from the idea to the final track.

When:
This workshop will take place over 2 days, 6 hours per day for a total of 12 hours.

19th October 2019 – 13.00 – 19.00 (with break)
20th October 2019 – 13.00 – 19.00 (with break)

Enrollment Price: 80 €

What participants need:
– A laptop with a DAW of preference installed on it.
– A basic knowledge of Music theory and Harmony
– A knowledge of one DAW, Logic Pro X is preferable but they can use Cubase, Protools, Reaper or Ableton Live if they prefer.

INFO & REGISTRATION: lab.lebalene@gmail.com

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Details:

Day 1

Introduction to Soundtracks:
– Introduction to different soundtracks used for different proposes (e.g. feature film, short movie, documentary, trailer, commercial, videogame)
– A short analysis of soundtracks in different styles

Composing a Melody:
– Introduction to melodies and how to create a motif
– Song structure (A A B A)
– Composing on piano a motif, following the song structure

Introduction to Orchestral Elements:
– Strings
– Double Basses, Cellos, Violas, Violin (I&II).
– Range of different instruments, 5 voices all together, different techniques.
– Brass
– Tuba, Tromboni, French Horns, Trumpets.
– Range of different instruments, 4 voices all together, different techniques.
– Woods
– Bassons, Clarinets. Oboes, Flutes (Piccolo).
– Range of different instruments, 5 voices all together, different techniques.
– Extra Instruments:
– Piano, Harps, Percussions.

Day 2:

Introduction to DAW:
– Logic Pro X
– Introduction to the MIDI

Composing a soundtrack for a short video (Trailer music):
– Analysing the video and defining a musical structure
– Composing a motif on a piano
– Orchestration of the motif and the soundtrack.

Mixing the soundtrack:
– Few concepts about mixing and some suggestions on mixing an orchestra
– Adding SFXs and Sound Design effects
– Mastering the track.

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Additional notes:
This workshop is a basic introduction on how to write a soundtrack for moving pictures. It demonstrates the potential of
orchestration and how to start using it for movies.

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