The interaction between music and film is endlessly fascinating. That's how I feel, anyway, and if you lean in that direction yourself then Film Scoring for Everyone might be the thing for you, even if you don't play an instrument.
I'm willing to say it out loud: nowadays, you can be a musician without playing any instrument at all. At this point, there exists an infinite array of loops and samples, with which you can create music of every kind, without playing a note yourself. I would hazard the guess that much of today's popular music is created this way. It's not cheating, and ANYONE can do it.
This is not to say, however, that everybody MUST use this process. Film Scoring for Everyone still allows musicians of all levels to incorporate as much of their own composing and performing as they wish.
All of this is made possible through BandLab, an innovative online recording platform. As do we all, BandLab has its flaws, but it's free, it works across all platforms, it's easy to use, it sounds good, and the only other options are worse.
Speaking of options, everyone has been hating on Zoom for obvious reasons, but used properly it can be a fun, effective teaching tool with a strong social component. Screen sharing transmits knowledge efficiently and furthers creative collaboration, and the Internet is there at your fingertips. Plus Zoom is convenient and one hundred percent risk-free. NOTE: Please get hold of a decent computer with strong WiFi for this class. It makes all the difference in the world.
BandLab levels the playing field, making Film Scoring for Everyone suitable for a wide range of ages. Ideal class size is four students, which offers parents an opportunity to work side-by-side with their own kids, assuming this notion doesn't horrify both parties.
I will conclude with a single word and an overabundance of punctuation: FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you're into the whole brevity thing, here's a synopsis of this class:
Filmmakers meet once a week in the evening on Zoom. FSFE classes vary in number of weeks, depending on the nature of the project. Filmmakers collaborate on a soundtrack for a short film that tells a coherent visual story without dialog. This soundtrack generally consists of a mix popular songs and original instrumental scores. Music is recorded by the filmmakers outside of class and works-in-progress are presented at the weekly meetings, which are no longer than 60 minutes and sometimes shorter. The final product will be premiered for family and friends on the big screen UPstairs@POSTunderground, and thereafter available as a download, or on DVD per request.
Ages 10 to Adult
Price $25 per class
Tuition Assistance Available
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