film scoring & video game music case study

Catalyst, Collaborator & Game Changer.  After presenting the idea of GRAMMY Camp and the curriculum for a dedicated Film Scoring Career Track to the NARAS Los Angeles Board - Mike Knobloch called the next morning and said, "I'm in!"  

Catalyst, Collaborator & Game Changer. After presenting the idea of GRAMMY Camp and the curriculum for a dedicated Film Scoring Career Track to the NARAS Los Angeles Board - Mike Knobloch called the next morning and said, "I'm in!"  

score!

Exploration into the aural and visual experience as it relates to scoring for film; including all aspects of scoring from a historical, technical, and musical perspective. This track utilized recent film clips and production audio from the 20th Century Fox Film library. Composers created, prepared and conducted a full orchestral score combining a digital orchestration using Logic, Pro Tools and Finale software with a 30-piece professional orchestra at the Newman Scoring Stage. Film Scoring Campers received a mastered DVD of the completed score with picture (music and picture only), score with picture and the original production audio and film clip with the original score as a comparison and reference. In addition, composers orchestrated arrangements for the Songwriting projects that were recorded and performed live at the Showcase Concerts. 

Comprehensive instruction and immersive learning covered: 

  • Scoring for Film – An Historical Overview with Jon Burlingame

  • Arranging & Orchestration Techniques

  • Composing and Conducting to Picture 

  • Meet The Artist Master Classes - Hans Zimmer & Remote Control Productions, Christopher Lennertz, Theodore Shapiro, Christophe Beck, Gordon Goodwin & Stu Phillips

  • Individualized Instruction

  • Field Trips to the 20th Century Fox Studios | Newman Scoring Stage 

  • Music Business for the Composer

  • Digital Applications for the Composer

  • Scoring the Scene Projects (Digital & Orchestral Sessions)

  • Final Movie Score Projects shown during the live Showcase Concerts 

 
Juggling a successful professional composing career and his company Sonic Fuel Studios - Emmy Nominated and GRAMMY Winner - Christopher Lennertz was focused as an exemplary teacher and mentor to the Film Scoring and Video Game Music Campers every day in preparation and all recording sessions.

Juggling a successful professional composing career and his company Sonic Fuel Studios - Emmy Nominated and GRAMMY Winner - Christopher Lennertz was focused as an exemplary teacher and mentor to the Film Scoring and Video Game Music Campers every day in preparation and all recording sessions.

 

partnerships

  • 20th Century Fox Films
  • Fox Music
  • Electronic Arts
  • AFM Local 47
  • Sonic Fuel Studios
  • Peter Rotter Music Services
  • Apple Computers & Logic
  • Digidesign ProTools
  • Finale
  • Korg
  • SoundTree
  • Citrus College

game on!

Video Game Music Career Track provided the composer an opportunity to compose an original, non-linear music excerpt for the interactive gaming environment. Using EA Games as the backbone of the experience, composers created, prepared and conducted a full orchestral score combining a digital orchestration along with the film composers. Students toured and worked with Electronic Arts engineers at EA Los Angeles to learn how music elements are linked to video games. Video Game Music Campers received a mastered DVD of the completed score with video game (music and video game only) score with video game and original production audio and the video with the original score as a comparison and reference. In addition, composers orchestrated arrangements for the Songwriting projects that were recorded and performed live at the Showcase Concerts.

  • Techniques for Non-Linear Composition

  • Arranging & Orchestration Techniques (Popular Music/Orchestral Platforms)

  • Listening to Games: The Revisioned Music Industry with Steve Schnur

  • Composing for and Conducting the Orchestra

  • Meet The Artists Master Classes

  • Individualized Instruction

  • Field Trips to the Electronic Arts Los Angeles and the Fox/Newman Scoring Stage

  • Music Business for the Composer

  • Digital Applications for the New Media Composer

  • Scoring the Game Projects (Digital, Studio & Orchestral Sessions)

  • Final Game Projects will be shown during the live Showcase Concerts