FS-505: Film Composition Colloquium/Portfolio (2)

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Film Composition Colloquium/Portfolio covers the business, legal and financial aspects of the film music industry. Topics covered include: intellectual property – how this is applied to film scores and who owns what; composer contracts - the kinds of contracts that are used in industry and the elements of these contracts; performing rights organizations - how they work and the path that performance royalties take; budgeting – elements to consider in creating a budget for a project. Students will also learn to create appropriate promotional material necessary to procure scoring assignments including creating demo presentations of the works recorded in the program. There will also be discussions on communicating with directors with little or no musical background and how to get your concepts across without musical vocabulary.

Course Type: 
Core
Programs: 
MM in Film Composing
Instructor: 
Quarter offered: 
4