Composer Blueprints Training

Get the inside track on film scoring in a whole range of different musical styles that directors ask for all the time. Join award-winning composer, Guy Michelmore, for 6 hours of over-the-shoulder video tutorials. Learn tricks and industry tailored knowledge that help him compose quickly and efficiently for major TV and film projects.

  • Master genres such as action, suspense, fantasy, comedy and many more.
  • 6 hours of video tutorials.
  • Comprehensive course text.
  • Lifelong access and 30-day money back guarantee.

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Course Content

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. Discover fast and efficient scoring techniques. Learn from watching the workflow of a professional composer as he creates enormous orchestral arrangements straight into his DAW.

  • Scoring demonstrations and tutorial videos in major cinematic music styles.
  • Learn idiomatic techniques for different genres.
  • Learn how to develop your ideas from scratch, and to notice when things are not working.
  • Hours of over-the-shoulder videos showing you exactly how to master the technology and produce stunning orchestral mock-ups.
  • Use simple live acoustic instruments quickly and effectively to enhance your sampled mock-ups.
  • Combine synths and plugins with classic Hollywood orchestration to produce a modern commercial sound.

Course Structure

1. Introduction
Guy Michelmore introduces you to many of the styles requested most often by clients.
2. Action
Introduction to the Action genre, and how it enhances the movie sequence.
3. Contemporary Action
We have put this into a separate category as it has stepped aside from the traditional orchestral approach.
4. Comedy
Comedy is arguably the most difficult for which to give a winning formula.
5. Emotive
One of the fundamental roles of music in films, games or television, is to invoke an emotional response.
6. Ethnic
‘Ethnic’ music is a very broad term, but there are some important things to keep in mind when tackling a piece specific to a location or people.
7. Heroic
The superhero has become a familiar fixture in contemporary cinema. A key part of his or her persona, is the uplifting heroic theme that accompanies them.
8. Fantasy
Fantasy music is a genre that includes some of the iconic scores of recent years from Narnia to Star Wars, Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings.
9. Suspense
It is the easiest to describe but subtly very different in implementation from one film to another.
10. ‘Moody’ Drama
This is a genre that is difficult to define but has its own distinctive style.
10. Bonus Unit 1
A simple trick to add live guitar to your music for non-guitar players.
10. Bonus Unit 2
A time-saving technique to use every day in your commercial scoring work that keeps you on schedule.
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Course Instructor

Guy Michelmore is a multi award-winning film, games and television composer whose clients include Marvel, Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate and dozens of major TV networks around the world. He’s best known 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. His unique and accessible style opens up the whole process of writing music in a way that has seldom been done before.
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I did Composer Blueprints Training previously and thoroughly recommend it. It continues to be useful as a reference point for many musical situations!

Christopher Jones

Music Teacher

I really liked Composer Blueprints Training. You get to look over the shoulder of a composer as he composes and see his technique.

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  • Master genres such as action, suspense, fantasy, comedy and many more.
  • 6 hours of video tutorials.
  • Comprehensive course text.
  • Lifelong access and 30-day money back guarantee.
Buy Now - $99
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