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SCREEN COMPOSER ACADEMY

INTENSIVE SUMMER PROGRAM

FOR FILM AND GAME COMPOSERS

 

Hosted By Richard Bellis

July 9 – August 3, 2021

Glyfada, Capital of the Athenian Riviera, Greece

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.

LECTURERS

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JEFF ATMAJIAN

Orchestrator and Composer

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.

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GARRY SCHYMAN

Composer

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.

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GEORGE CHRISTOPOULOS

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.

2021 SUMMER PROGRAM SYLLABUS

PART ONE:

INSTRUMENTATION, ORCHESTRATION, MUSIC PREPARATION 

 

with Jeff Atmajian

July 10 - July 18, 2021

Includes a 15-piece strings section and piano recording session

 

PART TWO:

MIDI MOCKUPS,

RECORDING, MIXING AND HYBRID SCORES

July 19 - July 23, 2021

PARTNERS

PART THREE:

 SCORING FOR

FILM AND GAMES, MUSIC BUSINESS

 

with Garry Schyman,

Richard Bellis and

George Christopoulos

July 24 - August 3, 2021

Includes a 34-piece orchestra recording session

For more in-depth course descriptions, feel free to reach out.

Writing Music
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Oticons Faculty

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Recording Studio
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Screen Composer Academy Certificates and Pulse College MA in Scoring for Visual Media discount.

GREECE

"Beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."

Aristotle

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GLYFADA - CAPITAL OF THE ATHENIAN RIVIERA

Located on the south coast of Attica and the capitol of the Athenian Riviera, Glyfada is well known for the vibrant atmosphere, the lively entertainment, the interesting shopping and (of course!) the beach. Two marinas host a number of  yachts and the young crowd flocks to the water sports and other athletic activities. The summer program will take place in the conference centre located 2 mins fro the beach and 5 mins walk from Glyfada centre.

A WALK AROUND THE HISTORICAL CENTER

As part of Screen Composer Academy summer program, students will be taken on a guided tour of the Acropolis of Athens. The Acropolis is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The tour will end with a student and faculty dinner and drinks in Athens historical centre.

RECORDINGS AT SIERRA STUDIOS

Sierra Studios are synonymous to music recording and mixing in Greece since the late 70’s. Their huge list of credits nationally and internationally, is Sierra’s footprint to the sound of the music industry for the last 30 years.
They provide highly professional facilities to record and mix music productions, from analogue – vintage to full digital environments, among with the best sound engineers in town. Sierra is also leading the way in Greece in providing facilities for multitrack recording on location and live mixing for TV and Radio.

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Credits:

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

Socrates

"To find yourself, think of yourself."