Composing a score for a film can be one of the most demanding and complicated tasks in the filmmaking process. MasterClass, an internet educational platform, has taken up the challenge to bring Hans Zimmer into your living room so he can teach you how to do just that. But is the course worth the $90?
MasterClass: Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring
MasterClass, an internet educational platform that “takes a unique approach to online learning by working with globally-recognized instructors” has been offering the “Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring” course for a few months now at the reasonable price of $90. It seems that this is one of the most desired classes on MasterClass, with numerous ads and shares on Facebook causing the filmmaking community to get pretty excited about having the privilege to listen to this guy. But why?
Hans Zimmer is probably one of cinema’s most important and influential composers, and is the mastermind behind genius pieces of music for blockbusters such as The Rock, Gladiator, Sherlock Holmes, Interstellar, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight and more – films that are instantly recognisable thanks to their insanely impressive soundtracks.
Although my expertise is focused more in filmmaking rather than music scoring, I have some decent skills composing music on a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Also, I was a pianist playing mainly classical music for over 10 years, so I am knowledgeable in music composition, music reading and writing, improvisation and theory, mainly in the classic symphonic world. I’ve always wanted to utilize this knowledge to help me sharpen my abilities to create my own soundtracks for my films.
Needless to say, I didn’t think twice and decided to take this class. After watching it repeatedly, I’d like to share my experience, → continue…
From:: Cinema 5d