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Modern Film Composing

with Will and Brooke Blair

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  •   01 Modern Approach to Film Composing

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About The Class

How movie scores are made.

A film’s score is so much more than background music. It creates a mood, shapes the story, and influences the way viewers interpret the action. In Modern Film Composing, Will and Brooke Blair ("The Blair Brothers") will examine the art and illuminate the science of scoring moving media.


You can hear The Blair Brothers’ work in award-winning features (from indie films to Disney), documentaries, commercials, and television shows. 

In this class, they’ll share their expertise and help you:

  • Find the style and tone of music that best suits your film 
  • Create dynamic musical elements that fall within your budget 
  • Improve your collaboration with composers
During the class, Will and Brooke will also score two CreativeLive student films – one prepared in advance and one scored live on air – to lend an artistic insider's view to the film scoring process and results. The Blair Brothers will also discuss their professional trajectory and how they maintain careers as composers. 

Composing music for a film can be an intimidating process for both filmmakers and composers, in this class you’ll learn practical strategies for approaching your project and producing a final product that fits your artistic intention.



Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Modern Approach to Film Composing

    10:33
  2. 02

    The Role of a Score

    07:55
  3. 03

    Inventory of Tools & Strengths

    04:33
  4. 04

    Continuing Education

    08:21
  5. 05

    Building Your Home Studio

    21:35
  6. 06

    Working with Iris 2 and ProTools

    30:32
  7. 07

    Develop Your Voice

    04:25
  8. 08

    Spot the Film

    52:34
  9. 09

    Focus on Instrumentation

    38:15
  10. 10

    Communicating with the Director

    23:14
  11. 11

    Revising with Director's Feedback

    46:01
  12. 12

    Create Stems for Delivery

    02:36
  13. 13

    Professional Approaches to Composing

    07:31
  14. 14

    Getting Your First Job

    16:28
  15. 15

    Working Remotely

    26:41
  16. 16

    Creating a Pitch & Other Projects

    30:22
  17. 17

    The Composer's Philosophy

    04:17

Meet Your Expert

Will and Brooke Blair

Brothers Brooke and Will Blair are accomplished composers for film, television, web and public installations. The brothers have scored award-winning feature films, documentaries, corporate commercials and secured song placements in Disney films, Weinstein Company films and in dozens of cable television shows.  ... read more

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Bonus Material

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Get access to exclusive bonus content when you purchase this class.

  • pdf Cue Sheet Template.pdf
  • pdf Will and Brooke Blair - Home Studio Gear Guide.pdf
  • zip -UNTITLED- Film - Audio Stems.zip
  • pdf GREEN ROOM Score Proposal.pdf
  • zip Wll and Brooke Blair -RESURRECTO- Pro Tools session.zip

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  • Will Blair

    June 2015

    Thanks to everyone at CreativeLive for helping produce our workshop - and thanks for everyone at home for taking a look!

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