Composer Blueprints
Training

Price from $280
For a full list of prices, see below

Composer Blueprints
Training

Price from $280
For a full list of prices, see below

Industry tailored knowledge to help you master your TV, film and games projects.

Composer Blueprints Training gives you the inside track on scoring in a whole range of different musical styles that directors ask for all the time. Join our very own award-winning composer, Guy Michelmore, for 6 hours of over the shoulder video tutorials. Included are all the trade secrets, tips and tricks, the shortcuts and industry tailored knowledge that help him plough through major TV and film projects, packaged up in a concise yet powerful training bundle!

But it’s more than just hours of totally immersive video tutorials. You will receive a comprehensive course text, all the project files included in the videos so you can really drill down and see every technique in real detail, plus access to 4 hours of webinar recordings packed with all the answers to your questions. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a tutor lead forum where you can share your music and chat with your classmates.

    • Hours of over the shoulder scoring videos revealing tricks of the trade on how to get ahead.
    • Learn how to master genres such as action, suspense, fantasy, comedy and many more.
    • Join our dedicated community forum to share your mixes.
    • All materials are fully downloadable, an invaluable resource you’ll be going back to over and over again.

Enrol Now – The comprehensive guide to writing film, games and television music in the most sought after styles.

What Will I Learn?

    • How to write music in the most commonly requested styles. Master these basic templates and use them as a jumping off point to make the music your own.
    • Learn how to create enormous orchestral arrangements straight into your DAW, composing straight from your imagination into the computer.
    • How to work fast and efficiently. Learn from watching the workflow of a professional composer who can turn out 10 minutes of music a day!
    • How to develop ideas from scratch, how to know when things aren’t working and what to do about it.
    • Learn how to combine contemporary scoring techniques using synths and plugins with classic Hollywood orchestration, to produce a winning commercial sound.
    • Learn how to use simple live acoustic instruments quickly and effectively to enhance your sampled mock-ups.

Who’s Teaching Me?

Guy Michelmore is a multi award winning film, games and television composer who’s clients include Marvel, Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate and dozens of major TV networks around the world. He’s best know for his work with Marvel on eight animated feature films including Ultimate Avengers and Thor, as well as hundreds of episodes of television including Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armoured Adventures, Hulk and many more. He is renowned for his speed of working and this course gives you an insight not only into his compositional technique but also his workflow.

Post your music in your exclusive Composer Blueprints Training forum to receive feedback on your work from some of our experienced premium course tutors. You can also ask for feedback from any other students currently enrolled on the course, as well as offer your point of view on other people’s work.

Content

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    Introduction

    Get ready to enter the world of the professional film, games and TV composer. Meet Guy Michelmore who will be introducing you to many of the styles requested most often by his international roster of clients.

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    Styles

    Action, Contemporary Action, Emotive, Ethnic, Heroic, Fantasy, Suspense, Moody Drama and more.

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    Bonus Unit 1:

    A simple trick to add live guitar to your music for non-guitar players!

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    Bonus Unit 2:

    A time-saving technique we use every day in our commercial scoring work that keeps us on schedule and keeps major broadcasters happy.

Prices

Standard Edition

  • Composer Blueprints Training
  • £179 / $280 / €255
  • Interest-free instalment Plan
    from £59 / $93 / €85 a month.
  • Enrol Now

Requirements


  • Internet Access

    You need access to a reliable broadband internet connection to download and stream the course materials, preferably 5Mb/s or better. We need an active email address that can receive emails from us. Course materials are both streamed and downloadable and in total can come to 20GBs or more so you need at enough disk space to store the materials as well.

  • Computer

    You don’t need a high powered computer to make the most of Orchestral Mixing. We’d recommend at least a duel core computer with 4GB of RAM.

  • Software

    You’ll need the latest digital audio workstation (DAW) that you are able to mix in. We would recommend: Cubase 8, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Digital Performer 9, Reaper and Ableton Live. You’ll also need a collection of plugins; we highly recommend the complete set of Waves plugins available for purchase online.

  • Musical Knowledge

    You don’t need to be able to read music to take the course this course, as long as you have a reasonable understanding of how instruments interact with each other within the orchestra you’re good to go!

  • Time

    The video material totals at over 6 hours, however you can watch them in whatever sitting suits you best.

  • Downloadable Materials

    Downloadable course materials are only enabled after the money-back guarantee has either been waived or expired.

Contact Us

My name is Bradley and I’m the student support manager here at ThinkSpace. If you have any questions that you’d like answering, please don’t hesitate to fill in the contact form below, or email me at bradley@thinkspaceeducation.com.

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