Composing for Film

Intro - Theory
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Scott Brownlee
NB Film Co-op
Fredericton , NB
New Brunswick
Workshop Description: 

In "Composing for Film," we'll explore the motivation behind why you may want an original soundtrack written for your film and how to accomplish this. We'll look at the benefits and drawbacks of various approaches to film music, the power and drive that music can bring to a film, and we'll also peek behind the curtain at a composer's method and workflow. This workshop is intended for musicians and non-musicians alike -- if you're involved in film in any capacity, you will benefit from the content. Scott has spent the last several years researching and learning, and is thrilled to share his ideas and learnings with the Co-op!

Instructor's Biography: 
Scott Brownlee has been all about music since he first started playing the organ at five years old. He has a music degree from the University of Regina and worked as a junior high band instructor for four years, prior to changing to his current career in dreary finance. He holds a Royal Conservatory Grade 10 in piano performance and plays all wind and percussion instruments, but is still stuck as a learner on guitar. He has written several works for wind band and orchestra (some of which he's managed to get performed live), and since moving to New Brunswick in 2012, he has discovered the wonderful world of composing for film. To date, Scott has composed twelve soundtracks, mostly for NBFC members. These include several shorts, two feature films, a music video, and a Pride Week promo. In 2019, Scott won the Silver Wave award for Excellence in Music Composition for his "Distortion" soundtrack. He continues to compose new music, both for films and just because art, and is always on the lookout for new projects. He is also an actor and has appeared in many different NBFC films and other projects, as well as on stage with the Saint John Theatre Company and Loyalist City Shakespeare.
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