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Film
scoring
workshop
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film
film
music
scoring
workshop
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Keeping
the music
alive!

THE PROGRAM

There is no explicit or fixed schedule for the working process  during the days of the workshop, everyone will be able to carry out their work with a certain degree of flexibility in his/her working plan, he/she will only get useful guidance.  Continuing the work on the computer even after the time specified in the course will be possible.

The programs  to be used are: Logic audio software for programming and Sibelius for printing out  scores and orchestral parts. If some participants prefer to work with other programs, they  can use them independently.

Each phase of the course will consist of  both: individual and collective part, which means for example that all participants will take part in each other`s  recording and everyone will be able to compare occurring problems and/or  discuss issues of common interest. Also: the leader will be able to  identify shortcomings and gaps and will advise each student in selecting the most appropriate and effective solutions to it. He also will show him/her how to continue working after completing the classes. 

Each participant can create a maximum of 5 pieces with a total duration of no more than 10 minutes.

At the end of the seminar a certificate of participation will be issued and everyone will be given a copy of  their compositions`  audio recordings, as well as a video copy of his/her conducted  composition. Each participant will be free to use the music, created by him/her in any context. 

The original sessions will remain   property of Sofia Record Factory Ltd, that will be free  to distribute further the  musical recordings through the usual commercialization channels  in the general artistic and economic interest.

DAY BY DAY

DAY 1
Meetings with lecturers and staff and getting familiar with logistics and classes scheduling. Introduction of participants and everyone`s musical experience. Projecting and assigning of the short films, for which music needs to be composed. Discussions on the approach, depending on the selected short film and general questions about the soundtrack. The short films will be chosen by every participant according to their personal preference from a list of 4-5 movies, and although it would be helpful not to change the chosen film in the process of composing, it is allowed, (if the student considers it necessary), to make a replacement. Allocating of the working places and attuning each one in terms of synchronization with the film and sounds, used with a sequencer. Analysis of the expressive potential, themes and timbres that each film can inspire.
DAY 2
Sketching topics / musical ideas. Preferably at this stage for the work to be done in a rigorously individual manner in order to avoid interference and to keep the original approach. Later it will be possible, and even desirable, to use a collective approach for exchanging ideas on various techniques for realization.
DAY 3 AND DAY 4
Getting started with the sequencer; identification (spotting) of musical bases, notes on orchestration, use of temp tracks. The program, that will be used is Logic Audio. The tasks will be performed primarily at one`s working place in synchronization with the film. The way of handling the sequencer for samples making and partial manufacturing of electronic records for later use in addition to an orchestra, will be explained.
DAY 5 AND DAY 6
Continuing the work from the previous day, emphasizing on the phases of composition orchestration and timbre functions of a symphony orchestra. Click (and possibly parts of compositions) realization.
Day 7
Professional realization of the musical scores and selection of score parts; printing and organizing.Preliminary hints of orchestra conducting and recording session аpрrоach
DAY 8 AND DAY 9
RECORDING SESSIONS. Each partecipant will conduct his own music with Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
DAY 10
Watching all participant`s movies in 5.1 format and discussing the music content. Receiving certificates for participation in the workshop for film music and closing dinner.

THE ORCHESTRA

10first violins 8second violins 6violas 4cellos 3bass
1flute/piccolo 1oboe/English horn 1clarinet/bass clarinet 1 bassoon
2horns 1trumpet 1trombone 1bass trombone 1tube
celesta vibraphone marimba xylophone harpsichord