Boston, MA (March 20, 2006)–Berkleemusic, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, has announced Film Scoring 101, to be introduced in the Spring Semester, beginning April 3. Concurrently, composer Mark Mothersbaugh, who has scored such feature films as Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, will have an online scholarship created in his name.
Mark Mothersbaugh and his beloved pug, Finster. Photo by David Goggin.Berkleemusic’s scholarships provide gifted musicians throughout the world with unique opportunities to attend Berklee from anywhere, enabling them to receive music instruction from renowned faculty members.
Film Scoring 101 is taught by Donald Wilkins, chair of Berklee’s department of film scoring. This interactive course guides online students through the process of creating original music to accompany a visual medium. Film Scoring 101 begins by focusing on the aesthetics, terminology, procedures, and technical aspects of film scoring. As the course progresses, students apply these skills towards scoring a short film. By using a broad range of techniques including click tracks, spotting, scoring under dialogue, free timing, and the creative use of overlap cues, students learn how to develop a score and how to synchronize it seamlessly to visual events.
“After working with so many graduates of Berklee College over the years, it’s an honor for me to support this new Berkleemusic scholarship,” remarked Mothersbaugh. “I had to struggle through trial and error to learn the complicated requirements for TV, game, and film scoring, but now you can enroll online and gain tremendous knowledge and practical experience using the latest technology, newest software, and a curriculum that is very cool. It’s done so well, that I think I better enroll–maybe I’ll see you in the virtual classroom.”
The Spring semester at Berkleemusic.com begins April 3, 2006. To learn more visit www.berkleemusic.com.