Exclusive composers workshop with Hollywood composer Jeff Rona (Traffic, Phantom, Black Hawk Down, The Thin Red Line)
Friday, August 25th, 2017, 09:00am – 06:00pm
We are very happy to announce another workshop with Jeff Rona:
Participate in an exclusive workshop with Hollywood composer Jeff Rona (Traffic, Phantom, Black Hawk Down, The Thin Red Line)! Submit your music to a given film take and get it analyzed, receive improvement suggestions and discuss it intensively with Jeff Rona at the workshop. Improve your skills right away by reworking your music for specific needs of video games together with Jeff during the day.
The workshop is limited to 12 participants that will be considered in the order of registration.
About the workshop:
Prior to the workshop every potential participant has to submit his own music for a film clip provided by SoundTrack_Cologne 14. (Two weeks before SoundTrack_Cologne the participants will receive a minute-long film clip to score music drafts in a realistic time frame. Additionally they will receive director's notes with music wishes.) In an introduction Jeff Rona will outline the elements and requirements of the film clip and will go into every participant’s music after that, suggest improvements and discuss options. The workshop’s objective is – on the one hand – to convey a sense of an actual briefing and discussion situation with a director, on the other hand to give an impression of essential composing rudiments of an experienced Hollywood composer. Through the individual review every participant shall discover personal improvement or alteration potentials.
After the analysis every workshop participant will be given time to rework his/her music to tracks and stems that can be used specifically in video games. Of course a clear briefing on that will be given. This means that the participants shall bring an appropriate working environment. Subsequently the changes in every participant’s music will be analyzed and discussed.
09.00am – 09:15am Welcoming and introduction
09:15am – 11:00am Analysis and review of the music
11:00am – 04:00pm Rework of the music for video games according to a new briefing with support by Jeff Rona
04:00pm – 06:00pm Analysis and discussion of the reworked music
For a successful workshop attendance the following things are necessary:
An original self-composed musical draft for the provided film scene as MP3 or WAV file
All application forms have to be submitted completely and correctly filled in
Technical basic requirement for composing on a local workstation: laptop computer with DAW, headphones, music-synchronous film playback (e.g. directly in the DAW), midi-keyboard
A written certificate of participation by SoundTrack_Cologne
In order to give the maximum number of participants the chance to take part on the workshop, by submitting your music draft and by signing the application form you agree that if you receive a certificate of participation from SoundTrack_Cologne you will take part on the workshop and you will pay the participation fee beforehand. Please verify for yourself that you can attend the workshop at the given time and that you can fulfil the requirements.
The participants will be chosen by the order of registrations. There is no right of appeal.
The price is 190,00 Euros.
The workshop participation requires a valid accreditation for Friday, August 25, 2017. The accreditation is not included in the workshop fee and has to be acquired separately. By clicking on the links I accept this.
The waiver code to unlock the workshop is JEFFRONA