12 weeks (2 hour sessions -1 session/week)
Through interactive examples, descriptions and demonstrations, we will take a look at the entire scoring process and the team members involved. We will discuss how to set up a mobile or home studio and what it takes to become a visual media composer. We will also explore industry standard software and hardware solutions so that students can see what they need to score a film, video game or TV show.
-Learn a brief history of film and music, from silent movies to contemporary films
-Understand who the ‘filmmaking team’ is and what they do
-Recognise the different components of the scoring process
-Familiarise yourself with the technical tools needed to compose a score
-Comprehend the composition process and associated techniques
-Learn about the future of scoring and emerging technologies
With a unique background in engineering and film scoring, Kevin’s work is often at the nexus of music and technology. He has spent the past few years collaborating with Intel to create new forms of music production and performance, and most recently was the music supervisor for Le Musk, an immersive cinematic virtual reality experience, together with his mentor A.R. Rahman. Kevin started working with A.R. Rahman 10 years ago on his Slumdog Millionaire world tour and has now become an integral part of his team, collaborating on other projects such as Pelé: Birth of a Legend, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Million Dollar Arm and many Indian feature films.
Kevin is an Emmy-nominated composer for his work on Momentum Generation. He has also worked on TV, trailers and video games, including Dead Rising 4 and Need for Speed. He recently developed an artificially intelligent (AI) composing algorithm through his collaboration with Intel that will be used for the mascot anthems in the 2021Tokyo Olympic Games.
Kevin spent his formative years in France and the Netherlands, developing a passion for music early on in his life. Although he can play many instruments, he has been a classically trained pianist since the age of six. He continues to perform and to direct live shows, such as the opening musical performance for the Intel 2018 keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show, and A.R. Rahman’s Coke Studio show in India. Kevin has also been working as a consultant for Yamaha and Steinberg for the past 11 years and is the West Coast Steinberg representative in the United States of America. In this capacity, he frequents studios to train musicians, artists and music producers on Cubase, Nuendo, Dorico and Wavelab.
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