MasterClass, which allows people to learn anything from cooking to acting from the very best, has announced that four-time Oscar-nominated film composer Danny Elfman will teach a class called Making Music Out of Chaos. MasterClass gives you video lessons that will fit into any part of your life, letting you access them at home or on your favorite mobile device.
From the press release:
Elfman’s MasterClass is designed for everyone from the casual film lover to the advanced film composer. Weaving a wide range of lessons together, Elfman will help students understand the process by which he was able to create some of his most notable works, featuring case studies of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Milk. Elfman also provides members unprecedented access to his private studio – which he has never shared publicly before – offering a look at his software and effects, and the big board that keeps track of his output and time management.
For introductory composers, the class dives into lessons on classical music composition and the history of music in film through the unique lens of Elfman’s experience. As the lessons become more advanced, he hones in on the process-oriented elements of composition, from identifying instrumentation to creating consistent themes and motifs. The class also includes a range of helpful industry-focused lessons, such as engaging with directors, maintaining creative inspiration throughout your work and how to handle ego and insecurity.
Find out more about this MasterClass right here!
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