Film Music Summer Camp

July 1 – 28, 2019
Vienna, Austria, JAM MUSIC LAB University

In this 4 – week Summer Camp you will be guided through the process of creating a modern Film Score:
Kicking off with how to pitch for a film-project, on creating the best mock-ups, orchestrating, to preparing the music and executing scoring-sessions successfully.
All offered courses are creditable in the context of Bachelor and Master Studies with Major in Media Music at JAM MUSIC LAB University.

Johannes VogelUnder the guidance of lecturers Johannes Vogel and Oliver Schmellenkamp the students will gain invaluable knowledge and professional craftsmanship for the process of Film Scoring of Hollywood Blockbusters and A-list Computer-Games.
Students will be scoring to original Hollywood footage, guided through the complete production process right up to recording their own scores with top-class musicians.

For international students the Film Music Summer Camp package includes all classes and seminars, accommodation, food, cultural program in Vienna, Sibelius notation software and the recording sessions.

    The JAM Music Lab University Vienna will provide rooms and space for individual private study periods.

    What you get!

    • Scripts
    • Your Own Mockup
    • Your Sibelius Orchestration File
    • Your Recording Session
    • HD-Video Footage of the Session
    • JAM MUSIC LAB Certificate

    The students have to bring along:

    • a laptop
    • a MIDI-keyboard
    • headphones
    • DAW (Cubase, Logic)
    • sound libraries (Kontakt, VSL, etc.)

     

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    Music Teaching Schedule

    (Mo – Fri, morning lecture 4 hours, in the afternoon private study at the University)

    Week 1 / Media Music 1
    HERCULES - From Pitch to the Final Music, the Development of a Hollywood Score
    From Scratch to Mock-up

    • Monday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Intuition, Inspiration, Association – The Creative Process
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Tuesday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Theme-Rhythm-Harmony
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Wednesday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: DAW-Setup/ Sounds/Music-Libraries
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Instrumentation
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Friday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Scope of Applications: Cinema/TV
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies

    Week 2/Media Music 2
    Modern Hollywood Orchestration - From the Mock Up to the Recording Session

    • Monday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Organology
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Tuesday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: „Modern“ versus „Classic“
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Wednesday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Software
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Midi-Clean-Up/ Data Import-Export
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Friday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Orchestra/Synths
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies

    Week 3/Media Music 3
    Conducting for modern Film Scoring

    • Monday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Basic Techniques of Conducting
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Tuesday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: How to Lead an Orchestra
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Wednesday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Time-Management
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Mental Condition/Training
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Friday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Character Build-Up
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies

    Week 4/Media Music 4
    Music-Prep, Scoring-Sessions

    (optional special Add On Synchron Stage Vienna)

    • Monday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Score-Layout/Parts-Layout
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Tuesday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Optimizing
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Wednesday, 9 am to 1 pm:
      Lecture: Printing, Taping, Collating
      1 pm to 2 pm: lunch break
      2 pm to 7 pm: private studies under lecturer’s supervision
      7 pm: dinner
      after dinner private studies
    • Thursday, Friday, 9 am to 1 pm, 3 pm to 7 pm:
      Recording-Sessions
    • Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm:
      Special Add On, Recording Day Synchron Stage Vienna
    • Sunday:
      Granting of Certificates

     

    Jam Workshop

     

    Course fees

    All-In international: € 5.400

    Including accommodation, food, cultural program in Vienna.

    Complete domestic: € 3.100

    Accommodation, food and cultural program in Vienna are not included.

    Special offer (optional) - 1 day at Synchron Stage Vienna

    • 1 day at Synchron Stage Vienna
    • 25 minutes recording-time
    • Limited to 12 participants
    • 50 piece orchestra, video-footage, photos
    • Special price: 1600 €/participant
    • All Summer Camp students are invited to be guests at the sessions

    Syncron StageAll Summer Camp students will spend a hole day at the world famous Synchron Stage Vienna. They will be guided through the complete process of an orchestra recording session from the “empty” stage through orchestra stage set-up, microphone-selection, monitor infra-structure, acoustic considerations/aesthetics, testing and levelling.
    12 students will record their scores under the guidance of the Synchron Stage team, all other Summer Camp students can participate as listeners at the stage and/or the control room.

    This will be an invaluable experience of a real-life situation in one of the hottest and most famous recording stages in the world, regularly booked by A-list composers such as Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson Williams, Bear McCreary and many more.