Saturday, Oct 10 at 11 a.m Central (9 a.m. Pacific)
SCORE-COM is for composers of film and television scores, as well as filmmakers wanting to understand the process. Andy Hill, a thirty-year veteran of the film and television music industry, former vice-president of music production for Walt Disney Studios, Grammy Award-winning music supervisor, and author of Scoring The Screen: The Secret Language Of Film Music (Hal Leonard, June 2017), is helming SCORE-COM 2020. THE NEW SOUNDSCAPE OF MUSIC FOR THE SCREEN.
The 2020 edition of SCORE-COM will explore what it means to write great film music in today’s budget-crunching, streaming-dominated, and now, pandemic- plagued media environment. The visual language of screen entertainment has evolved, yet many aspiring composers still reference scores from the 1980s and 90s as their gold standard. What can composers can do to catch up with filmmakers? A survey of current composer assignments in theatrical film and television shows that “the usual suspects” are not working as much as they used to. Who has taken their place…and why? As the ranks (and taste) of music executives, supervisors and ‘influencers’ make generational and cultural shifts, what must composers do to play to both the bleachers and the sky boxes?
Subtopic: 21st Century Schizoid Composer – Special Guest: Trevor Morris (Vikings, Hunter Killer, London Has Fallen). Why must today’s top screen composers be not only great writers, but cutting-edge producers, engineers, social media wizards, and entrepreneurs. Who’s on the ‘A list’ in the third decade of the 21st century?