May 14 Register

Master Class: Film Music – Creating the Soundscape for Your Film

May 14, 2020 1:00pm
Online
free

3 hours

Finding the right music for a film involves a creative journey taken together by the director and composer. What makes for a successful collaboration? Join composer and Director of the Sundance Film Music Program Peter Golub and several guests in a live, three-hour online Master Class to investigate the creative process of Music and Film. This is an essential course for any composer, director or producer seeking best practices and shared language for collaborating to serve the story’s soundscape.

Topics presented will include:

– How composers “read a film” and make specific choices as to tone. Examples will be shown and discussed that highlight different approaches and styles.
– Discussion with a guest composer to take a deep look at the process.
– Steps in the life of a film score; discussion with a music editor.
– The use of sound beyond the music; discussion with a sound designer to uncover the many ways in which sound tells the story of a film.

Peter Golub
Sundance Staff Instructor
Peter Golub is the composer of numerous works for film, the concert hall, theatre and dance. His film scores include: FROZEN RIVER (directed by Courtney Hunt and nominated for 2 Academy Awards); THE LARAMIE PROJECT (for HBO); THE GREAT DEBATERS (directed by Denzel Washington and co-composed with James Newton Howard); WORDPLAY; COUNTDOWN TO ZERO; SOUND OF A DREAM; and SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME (dir. by Chloe Zhao).

Carter Burwell
Panelist
Carter Burwell has composed the music for a number of feature films, including BLOOD SIMPLE, RAISING ARIZONA, MILLER’S CROSSING, BARTON FINK, ROB ROY, FARGO, THE SPANISH PRISONER, GODS AND MONSTERS, VELVET GOLDMINE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, ADAPTATION, IN BRUGES, TWILIGHT, TRUE GRIT, ANOMALISA, CAROL, and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.

Adam Smalley
Panelist
Adam has a wide-ranging career in the film industry, having worked as a music editor, producer, composer, music supervisor, and yes, a child actor. Adam has worked with legendary artists directors and composers such as Terrence Malick, Tony Scott, Ben Affleck, Catherine Hardwicke, Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner, David Fincher and Spike Jonze.