LA composer Gary Guttman is a master at composing music for visuals. In this scoring course, he explains the essence of his craft. If you want to learn how to score music for games, film or TV then watch this course!
Scoring music for TV, film and games is big business. And, if you want to get a piece of the action, you need to know how to compose in a wide variety of styles and moods. That's why we worked closely with experienced LA composer Gary Guttman to create this detailed course. He really knows his stuff!
Gary explains the musical techniques used to create different moods. He shows you the various harmonies composers employ to alter the emotional states of listeners and viewers. You learn all about orchestral colors and rhythms and how to utilize their unique properties to seamlessly work with the visuals for greater emotional impact. This is followed by a serious collection of tutorials that show you how to construct moods like sadness, tension, epic builds, action and much more. There's even a not-to-be-missed tutorial that explains the art of scoring under dialog. This one video is a course unto itself!
Throughout this collection of tutorials, you are provided with Gary's beautiful musical examples, engaging visuals and detailed notated scores designed to show you exactly how these various moods are constructed. So, if you always wondered how those great film and game composers do their cinematic magic, then this course is for you!
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Dave wrote on April 12, 2019
CosmkComik wrote on March 20, 2018
Have you ever wondered how music adds to your favorite movie, TV program, or video game? This course will demystify the process with examples of how chord structure can evoke a mood or feeling. Using simple melody lines, the instructor builds more complex sound bites while explaining in simple terms how each instrument used contributes to the overall mood. Once you are through with this course, you'll never hear movie music the same!
Adrian Stavian wrote on November 30, 2017
One of the best courses !! Great info, examples you have to see it !
Pat wrote on May 27, 2017
This class was amazing - definitely opened up my eyes to orchestration.
Eric Freeman wrote on May 4, 2017
Excellent. Well presented and insightful. I would love 10 more hours of additional examples from Gary!
Nico Negron wrote on February 22, 2017
I'd recommend this course to anyone with an interest in film scoring, but doesn't exactly know where to start learning. Don't go into this expecting an in-depth course on music theory, as that is not the overall focus of these tutorials. This will most likely require the user to have a basic understanding of scales, modes, and chords to get the most out of it. However, expect to learn the fundamental ways to use each piece of the orchestra to create a range of different emotions.
As of right now, this is one of my favorite series I've viewed on AskVideo. This is a must watch!
Oscar wrote on February 1, 2017
Excellent. Very accurate and specific.Its important to have music knowledges so you can get the best of it. Hardly recommended!
Lennart Jensen wrote on November 2, 2016
Yes! This is a very informative, concise and inspiring course. Loads of experience behind this info and the demonstrations. Keep'em coming!
Ian wrote on June 21, 2016
This course almost made my head explode! So many concepts of orchestrating instruments in simple ways to evoke different moods! Any producer who is struggling with this commonly overlooked aspect of their career should watch! Help break down that writers block!
Tom Lazarich wrote on May 29, 2016
I have been watching and studying many videos, mostly on music, from DAWs and recording, notation programs, music theory, jingles, music for movies, etc. This is my favorite, and the one I have found the most valuable. It is well laid out, well illustrated, and demonstrates many important points in an easy to understand manner. It also has many ideas to spur creativity.