Composing: Music in Film

One of the most memorable aspects of a successful film is the music soundtrack. This weekend course will develop your understanding of how music is used in both film and TV.

Ideal for students with a background in filmmaking or music composing who are looking to develop their understanding and knowledge of this specialist field

COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 days, weekend
Hours: 10.00 - 17.00

One of the most memorable aspects of a successful film is the music soundtrack. This weekend course is for students with a background in filmmaking or music composing who are looking to develop their understanding of developing music for film. You study what it is that makes good film music, how it is produced across the industry, the different types of music and what they are used for in film.  You’ll also cover how to obtain the right music for a project and how to work with a music composer to get the best results.

Over the two days you cover:

  • A brief history of film music
  • The aesthetics of film music
  • What film music can do
  • Types of film music & their uses
  • Finding the right music for your project
  • Communicating with musicians and composers

Course Goals

  • Be able to identify the most effective music to use with your footage
  • Understand the copyright legislation and discover how to get access to the music you require

Previous Tutors

Laura Rossi has written extensively for film and television, including scores for Paul Andrew Williams’s critically acclaimed features ‘London to Brighton’ and ‘The Cottage’ and the British Film Institute’s award-winning ‘Silent Shakespeare’. Laura recently completed scoring the 1916 film ‘The Battle of the Somme’, which remains one of the most successful British films ever made. The music was recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra and has recently been released on CD and DVD to worldwide critical acclaim. Laura most recently completed scoring the feature film ‘The Firm’ for Vertigo Films directed by Nick Love.

Laura’s music has been recorded and performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Musici Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Fourth Dimension String Quartet. Her works have been performed at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. www.laurarossi.com

While on the course and for one month after you will receive complementary membership with LFA networking Filmmaker's Club.


For further information email shortcourses@londonfilmacademy.com or call LFA on +44 (0)207 386 7711 to book your place over the phone with a credit/debit card.

NB.  LFA Filmmaker's Club members fee: £190

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To book your place on this course please:
Apply online or 
Apply by post/fax, print out the application form and post to London Film Academy, 52A Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QR, email admissions@londonfilmacademy.com or fax to 0207 381 6116. As soon as we've received your application we’ll send you a confirmation email containing payment details. Please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder if you appear to have not received this email.

ENTRY CRITERIA

  • All applicants must be fluent in English (English Language level: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)
  • Minimum age 18

VISA REQUIREMENTS
All international students from outside the EEA (non-EU countries) must obtain a Short-Term Study Visa to enter the UK. The UK government has introduced a Points Based System for Immigration that has several ‘Tiers’ (the Student Tier, Tier 4came into force on 31 March 2009). 

You can check if you need a visa by visiting the UK BORDER AGENCY website. You can also check with the British Embassy or Consulate in your own country or, if there is not one where you live, in a neighbouring country.

Visa applications can be a lengthy process and therefore it is advisable to apply well in advance of your planned trip.

SHORT TERM STUDY VISA
For students studying on a course of 6 months or less (i.e. LFA Certificates, Foundations and Specialised courses)

STEP 1 - Application

Submit your Application Form 

STEP 2 – Course Fees
Your letter of acceptance, which you need in order to apply for your student visitor visa, can only be issued once you have met all of the admissions criteria for the course you are applying for and we have received your full course fees.

STEP 3 – Acceptance

Once we’ve received your full course fees we can issue you with a letter of acceptance, which you can use to apply for your student visitor visa. In order to issue your letter of acceptance we will require:

  1.  A scanned copy or high quality photograph of your passport
  2. Your passport number
  3. Your name as it appears on your passport
  4. Your nationality
  5. Your home address
  6. The address you will be staying whilst studying in the UK

NB: Do not travel to the UK if you wish to study without first obtaining the correct student visa. If you enter the UK under a short-term study visa or the incorrect student visa, you will not be able to switch this to the relevant visa without first returning to your home country.

London Film Academy has been reviewed by QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) for Educational Oversight.

 

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