SCREEN COMPOSER ACADEMY
FOR FILM AND GAME COMPOSERS
Hosted By Richard Bellis
July 2nd – July 26th, 2023
The Screen Composer Academy presents an innovative and contemporary approach to educating and equipping composers for scoring the visual medium. Our intensive programs are presented in-person and online by professional composers in the industry and feature comprehensive lectures, individual tutorial sessions, musician workshops, master classes and recording sessions. With a dedicated staff of lecturers and tutors ready to pass on their expertise, Screen Composer Academy is the perfect place to take your step towards a career in one of the most exciting and innovative industries.
Composer Garry Schyman, one of the world’s most celebrated composers of video game music, is well known for his haunting orchestral scores for the globally acclaimed video games BioShock, BioShock 2, BioShock Infinite and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. His music has recieved multiple awards, including top honors for Best Original Score from the British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
Emmy nominated Composer, Miriam Cutler is passionate about scoring documentaries, among them Emmy winning, Sundance, and Oscar nominated films: RBG, Dark Money, Love Gilda, and Lost In La Mancha to name just a few. She has served often as Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, on documentary juries including Sundance, Independent Spirit Awards, IDA Awards. She has also been a guest instructor at California Institute for the Arts, USC, Loyola Marymount, Columbia CollegeChicago, UCLA, International Documentary Association, and more.
Orchestrator and Composer
Oticons Ltd. Film Music Talent Agent
OTICONS founder, CEO and talent agent, George Christopoulos, is a well regarded industry expert. George acts as a composer agent and provides business and career guidance including directions on pitching, negotiations, contracts and publishing.
2023 SUMMER PROGRAM SYLLABUS
Jeff Atmajian is a highly sought after arranger and orchestrator for films. He has worked with many successful composers such as James Newton Howard, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Marc Shaiman, Rachel Portman and Gabriel Yared. Notable projects include Joker, Judy, The Mandaloriann, Mother!, The Hunger Games and many more.
For more in-depth course descriptions, feel free to reach out.
Limited to 16 participants
Two recording sessions:
18 string ensemble recording at Antart studios
34 piece orchestra recording at Antart Studios
Take part in all 3.5 weeks of lectures and events of SCA
Music tech week individual tutoring
Mentoring 1 to 1 session with faculty and guest lecturers
Video of orchestral recording
Certificate of completion and Pulse College Discount
Welcome reception and Farewell Dinner
Day trip to Athens and the Acropolis
Stock footage provided by CU Illumated Greek Ruins, downloaded from www.videvo.net
Stock footage provided by Rear View Close Up Of Members Of String Quartet During Performance, downloaded from www.videvo.net
Stock footage provided by Small Boats in Small Bay, downloaded from www.videvo.net