Scoring Techniques for Pictures 1

Course Code: MEL 3056

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course is the first of two semesters in which students learn the art and technology of scoring music for film, television, video games, and other media. Using computer-based MIDI and digital audio workstations, this course examines a broad range of topics and applications including: the aesthetic and psychological relationship between film and music; "spotting" a film/TV sequence; SMPTE time code and synchronization; scoring procedures for writing film cues; enhancing dramatic elements; and budgets, schedules and other business matters. Stylistically appropriate instrumentation, arranging, orchestration, and dramatic theme development are emphasized. Assignments are recorded synchronously to film and TV scenes.