Pacific NW Film Scoring Program Announces Summer Intensive Program in Film Scoring

Film Music Magazine • March 13, 2012

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program is pleased to announce it’s 2012 Two Week Summer Intensive Program in Film Scoring. The program runs from Monday July 16th to Friday, 27th and is being offered in Seattle, Washington. Now in it’s 11th year, it has attracted participants from as far away as Australia, Brazil, Dubai, Japan, Scotland. United Arab Emirates as well as from all over the US and Canada.

The program includes the first 2 “core” classes of the internationally recognized PNWFS program taught by the program’s creator: 2 time Emmy Award winning composer/arranger/conductor Hummie Mann. These classes cover many topics including: who are the “players” on the music team and what they do – the music supervisor, music editor, contractor, orchestrator, copyist, etc.; discussions of the different types of scores – electronic, acoustic, combination; what are the characteristics of a successful and effective film score; how is music synchronized to film – click tracks and free timing; budgets and contracts; performing rights organizations and royalties; techniques of composition particular to writing dramatic music and much more. Many video and audio examples of the instructor’s work are used in the class and each student receives over 350 pages of handouts including over 200 pages of scores from actual films for study and analysis.

Hummie is an active film composer with over 20 years experience in the business. His credits include films such as “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, “Thomas and the Magic Railroad”, “Year of the Comet” and IMAX’s “Cyberworld 3D”. More information and audio samples of his work is available at http://www.hummiemann.com

Hummie was also featured in Hollywood’s Variety Magazine article “Leaders in Learning” which showcased outstanding educators in film related fields. The article is online at: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118017426?refCatId=3983

Besides the 2 core classes, students choose 2 elective classes – one for the afternoon session of each week – all taught by industry professionals. The elective choices include: Songwriting for Film, Composing for Interactive Games, Finale (notation software), Digital Performer and Logic (midi sequencing software) and Studio Technology. We provide 27” iMac Computers for all the technology classes. When you register you select your electives.

Tuition: $1,550.00 ($1,350.00 early registration discount if paid in full before May 21st).

Accommodations are available (not included in tuition) at the hotel where the program is being run and additional details are on our website. Be sure to reserve your accommodations early as we release the spaces if not booked by June 15th.

This program is extremely popular and has limited space available, so it is recommended that you register early (plus you receive the early registration discount!!).

More details and registration for the the program is currently available on the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program website at: http://www.pnwfilmmusic.com (click on the SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM link on the main page)

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