Masterclasses you wished existed

Discussion in 'Composition, Orchestration & Technique' started by JimVMusic, Jun 11, 2018.

Would you be interested in participating in a video Masterclass in one or more of the following?

  1. Scoring process from spotting to final delivery

    13 vote(s)
    25.5%
  2. Composing music in various styles

    15 vote(s)
    29.4%
  3. Advanced rhythm composition and sequencing

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. Get the compositional ball rolling

    10 vote(s)
    19.6%
  5. How to incorporate notation into your workflow

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. Composing with emotion

    10 vote(s)
    19.6%
  7. Scoring to picture; How to "hit the hits" musically

    12 vote(s)
    23.5%
  8. Communication and collaboration in a media project

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  9. Practical harmony for film, TV, and media composers

    20 vote(s)
    39.2%
  10. Finding your individual voice

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  11. Midi orchestration and mock-up techniques

    17 vote(s)
    33.3%
  12. Advanced linear writing; through use of intervals, scales/modes and 20th century techniques

    20 vote(s)
    39.2%
  13. Composing music around dialogue

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  14. Everything you need to know about recording a live orchestra

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  15. Finding the project's voice

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  16. Music notation for the beginner and the person who's lived without it for awhile

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  17. How to create new and interesting chord progression, and spice up the old ones

    22 vote(s)
    43.1%
  18. Alternative scoring techniques; how to make the most of what you have

    7 vote(s)
    13.7%
  19. Basic rhythm and beat creation

    7 vote(s)
    13.7%
  20. Other, feel free to elaborate in a comment!

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
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    JimVMusic

    JimVMusic Senior Member

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    Thanks for the comment! Are you referring to a presentation (temp) mix? Or, are these situations where you are acting as a "dubbing mixer" for the project?
     
  2. danielb

    danielb Composer, Guitarist

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    Hello ! Something pretty basic but I'm still feeling uncertain:
    "Distributing notes of a chord in the orchestra " would be great for me...
    For instance how do you decide who plays the 5th, the third, when doubling the octave etc.

    Just my 2 cents... :)
     
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    JimVMusic Senior Member

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    That's great information thanks!
     
  4. Marcin M

    Marcin M Senior Member

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    All topics are great, if it would be possible I would watch all masterclasses around these topics.

    But beside all of this, the most helpful would be masterclass for mixing and mastering. Especially quite complex pieces and also how to mix music with dialogues or sound effects so it wouldn't be fighting with each other
     
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    JimVMusic Senior Member

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    Just wanted to let everyone know I really appreciated your input! Here's the first workshop!

    https://vi-control.net/community/th...armony-for-film-tv-and-media-composers.72869/
     
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    JimVMusic Senior Member

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    Hi Thanks for your response. There is more info here: https://venablemusic.wixsite.com/composer/summer2018sign-up

    If you have any further questions. Feel free to drop me a line! : )
     
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    JimVMusic Senior Member

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    I received some great questions and wanted to offer students a more specific idea of what this workshop is all about.


    PRACTICAL HARMONY FOR FILM, TV, AND MEDIA COMPOSERS


    In this workshop, you will receive 4 weeks of live “web-class” with award winning composer James L. Venable. We will be covering multiple strategies for coming up with new and interesting harmonies and progressions for your music. I will also show a direct relationship between the theories and methods we go over and how I use them in my composing regularly. There are many sources for information on Tonal Harmony, Modal Harmony, and 20th century techniques, I will be spotlighting and breaking down the techniques that I feel are essential for a working composer and demonstrating how I use them regularly. In addition to the weekly live video instruction, each class will include support videos and documents, including a video of each class.


    Through the composition prompts and assignments each week, you will have the opportunity to exploit the ideas we have discussed as well as having 4 weeks of “Composition accountability,” where you’ll have a deadline and audience waiting to hear your music! Each assignment will lead the student (step by step) through the creation a 1 minute finished piece submitted each week. During the Sunday Web-class, I will be going over each students assignment and offering analysis and live feedback as well as answering questions. I will also have live web “office hours” during the week.


    You will leave this class with a lot of experience and strategies, all to aid in making you a more agile and effective composer.


    Sign up here!

    https://tinyurl.com/y9woulwv
     
  8. MaxOctane

    MaxOctane Senior Member

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    Here's all I want:

    A camera pointing at JW's manuscript pad while he writes his next score. Just that, unedited. I'd watch that end-to-end... 40 hours, 80 hours, whatever.
     

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