How To Score
Films

$195 $137

Whether you are a songwriter, electronic musician, classical composer or student – whatever your background, this course will open the door to the fascinating world of film scoring.

Everything you need to know to get up and running, scoring movies…. in a weekend. EMMY nominated composer Guy Michelmore, walks you through each stage of the process from the first contact with your director, importing movies, writing to picture, right through to delivering the final music and picking up your Oscar. Watch Guy score a movie cue, then try it for yourself, with a selection of movies, ready for you to download and score.

Whether you are a songwriter, electronic musician, classical composer or student – whatever your background, this course will open the door to the fascinating world of film scoring. This carefully structured course will lead you naturally through the whole workflow. The tutorials are well-paced, entertaining and packed with invaluable information you’ll find hard to find elsewhere.

  • 6 hours of video tutorials in both Cubase and Logic.
  • Downloadable movies for you to score.
  • Over-the-shoulder scoring demonstrations.
  • Entertaining, fast and effective – everything you need in one place.
  • Lifelong course access and full money back guarantee.

“I’ve scored dozens of features films including movies for Marvel, Lionsgate and Sony but I never get over the thrill of writing to picture. If you’ve never tried it – you don’t know what you’re missing.”

Learn how to spot a movie…

…where music should be used and where it shouldn’t…

…Learn to communicate with your director and how to smooth things over when they go wrong!

Course Content

What Will I Learn?


You’ll start by learning the basics behind video import and setting up your DAW to handle video as well as music. You’ll then be given lots of inside information on client management and how to communicate effectively and efficiently with the people behind the brief. Finally, lots of over-the-shoulder scoring demos show you how to spot different films and the best approach to starting the project and telling a story with your score.

  • How to setup your DAW to maximize your scoring effectiveness.
  • Valuable information on managing your relationships with clients to make sure you’re hitting the brief every time.
  • Watch Guy start from scratch scoring multiple movies/films and see how to navigate certain pitfalls when working on your own projects.
  • Delivering your music to the client is the last and most important step, learn what to provide and how.

Included In This Course…


  • Tutorials and examples in both Logic and Cubase.
  • Over 6 hours of entertaining, to the point and effective video tutorials.
  • Download movies to score yourself and practice what you’ve watched.
Available downloads:

Over 6 hours of video tutorials!

Course Structure


  • 01 - Getting Started:

    Guy demonstrates how to setup your project and get video into your DAW. You’ll also learn some technical jargon relating to files and formats, so you’ll never be caught out!

  • 02 – The Project:

    Funnily enough, people management is an important skill to get to grips with when scoring films, and interpreting the brief and the clients wants/needs is also a key part of the process!

  • 03 – Scoring Technique:

    Spotting the film before you start is very important, but not always as straightforward as you might think. Guy explores tempo maps and different ways to approach the actual scoring part of the process.

  • 04 – Telling Stories with Music:

    Your score can breathe life into a director’s vision, this unit explores how to do that with multiple over-the-shoulder scoring demos in both Logic and Cubase.

  • 05 – Delivering Your Music:

    How to get the music from your DAW into the hands of the client and what you’re expected to deliver to them.

I really enjoyed the scoring demonstrations since I’ve have never actually watched anyone compose a theme using a full orchestra. It’s very enlightening!

-Wesley Dinwiddie
ThinkSpace Student

Your instructional videos are very inspiring. The way you address issues is always clear, and sometimes hilarious, as you show also your own clumsiness when trying to find an interesting melody or chord progression.

-Tjeu Geelen
ThinkSpace Student

Course Tutor

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. He is renowned for his speed of working and this course gives you an insight not only into his compositional template but also his workflow.

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How To Score
Films
$195 $137

  • Downloadable movies for you to score.
  • Over-the-shoulder scoring demonstrations.
  • Tutorials and examples in Logic and Cubase.
  • Entertaining, fast and effective – everything you need in one place.
  • Lifelong course access and full money back guarantee.

Course not for you? See our 30 day money-back policy.

Requirements


  • Internet Access

    You need access to a reliable broadband internet connection to stream the course materials, preferably 5Mb/s or better. We need an active email address that can receive emails from us. Course materials are mostly streamed.

  • Computer

    You’ll need a fairly capable machine to match Guy’s set up. At least a quad-core computer with 16GBs of RAM. The techniques are still transferrable to any modern machine however, so as long as your processor is up to scratch, your only limit to how many instruments you can load is how much RAM you have installed.

  • Software

    You’ll need the latest digital audio workstation (DAW) that you are able to mix in. We would recommend: Cubase 10, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Digital Performer 9, Reaper, FL Studio 12 and Ableton Live.

  • Musical Knowledge

    You don’t need to be able to read music to take the 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 (30-days after purchase).

Contact Us

My name is Bradley and I’m the student support manager here at ThinkSpace Education. If you have any questions that you’d like answering, please don’t hesitate to or email me at contact@thinkspaceeducation.com, or jump on over to our contact page by clicking the button below.