Online Master's Degree Course

Culminating Experience in Film Scoring 1

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Course Code: OCOMP-693

Next Semester Starts
Jan 10, 2022

Level 6 - Degree Only

Level 6

In this first culminating experience course, you will work one-on-one with an instructor to develop your final project. The project involves creating a hybrid score for a film provided by the instructor or sourced by you with the instructor’s permission. The instructor acts as the director and requests revisions and re-writes, emulating the professional world. You will use all the skills developed in the rest of your coursework to create a successful score. 

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By the end of the course, you will be able to:


  • Respond positively to instructor feedback
  • Rewrite and revise cues according to the instructor’s notes
  • Write and develop themes for longform format
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Overview Syllabus Requirements Instructors Request Info

Syllabus

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Requirements

Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements

Completion of Mixing the Film Score, Composing the Orchestral Film Score, Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring, and Professional Film Scoring Skills 1: Collaboration and Communication is required.

The Culminating Experience project will include a minimum of 10 minutes of original music score:  either as a collaboration with a media creator, or an equivalent-length re-score of one or more pieces of visual media. Students should begin seeking collaborators or media appropriate for re-scoring prior to the start of this class if at all possible.

Film Scoring Rig: Click here for the full software and hardware requirements for the program.


General Course Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to access the course environment and participate in live chats. Please make sure to also check the Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements section above, and ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for all software needed for your course. 

Mac Users

PC Users

All Users

  • Latest version of  Google Chrome
  • Zoom meeting software
  • Webcam
  • Speakers or headphones
  • External or internal microphone
  • Broadband Internet connection

Instructors

Timothy Huling

Instructor

Tim Huling is a composer, orchestrator, producer and educator who works in music for film, TV, video games, the concert hall, and more. His credits include films such as Georgia Rule and Mad Money; TV shows such as Little PeopleBig World and Inside Passage; video games such as Planetary Annihilation and Skyrealm; and installations such as Hunger Games at the Motiongate Theme Park and Great Seattle Fire at MOHAI. Tim has enjoyed concert premieres, including works for symphony orchestra, chamber ensemble, various jazz works, and two ballets.

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In 2014, Tim was proud to return to his alma mater, the Film Scoring Department at Berklee College of Music. There he teaches film music composition, orchestration, and technology. Read Less



Vivian Aguiar-Buff

Instructor


Jessica Rae Huber

Instructor

Jessica Rae Huber is a film and television composer who has written music for hundreds of episodes of television, feature films, production libraries, trailers, and podcasts. She is also frequently recruited to write additional music for other composers across many genres and types of media. Her work can be heard on shows such as The Walking Dead, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Outlander, and Black Sails.

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She previously worked as an Assistant Composer and Scoring Manager for a major film music production company where she hired and managed a large team, coordinated multiple simultaneous scoring projects, and wrote additional music. She has since become a highly sought-after consultant who has recruited, built, and maintained scoring teams and workflows for multiple composers.

Jessica is one of the original composers chosen for The Future Is Female: a Concert for Women in Film where she conducted her original orchestral piece for a sold-out crowd.

She holds a degree in film and video game scoring from Berklee College of Music, and a degree from Florida Atlantic University in Communications, Women's Studies, and History.

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George Oldziey

Instructor

Award winning composer George Oldziey got his first big introduction into the world of film scoring when he joined forces with film director Robert Rodriguez to create the score for Spy Kids 2 and has since served as composer, contributing composer, orchestrator and score producer for other feature films such as Spy Kids 3D, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Kill Bill, Volume 2, Sin City, Grindhouse - Planet
Terror, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Shorts and Sin City; A Dame to Kill For and the Christmas 2020 Netflix release We Can Be Heroes.

George has also scored numerous documentaries and short films, including the award-winning short film Remember Me, which won the award for Best Musical Score at the 2017 168 Film Festival. He also won Best Musical Score at the 2018 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival for the Best Picture winning short film Arrow and Oil.

George was an in-house composer for Electronic Arts for whom he created scores for some of the most iconic hits in the video game industry, including the Wing Commander, Ultima and Crusader series. After leaving EA he continued to compose and produce music for other games, including Spongebob Squarepants for Playstation 2, the epic orchestral score for Shaiya, Red Faction: Guerilla and the Certain Affinity game Crimson Alliance.

George is also a much sought after orchestrator and arranger, having done all the arranging for Chilean singer Mon Laferte's 2019 Latin Grammy winning album Norma, horn arrangements for Aerosmith's Dueces are Wild tour, and orchestrations for the 2018 film The Grinch.

Questions?

Contact our Academic Advisors by phone at 1-866-BERKLEE (U.S.), 1-617-747-2146 (INT'L), or by email at advisors@online.berklee.edu.

We can also answer basic questions in the comments below. Please note that all comments are public.

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