Film, TV, & Video Game Music Composition + Production Basics
4.4 (714 ratings)
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Film, TV, & Video Game Music Composition + Production Basics

(2020) Learn how to write & produce pro-quality music for film, TV, & video games. Redesigned for all experience levels.
4.4 (714 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,596 students enrolled
Created by Steven Melin
Last updated 7/2020
English
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Current price: $119.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 40% off
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This course includes
  • 13.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Compose & Produce music on a computer for Film, TV, and Video Games
  • Mix & Master high-quality music
  • Purchase the right music gear for best results
  • Choose and use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
  • Write effective melodies and harmonies
  • Compose in multiple styles and genres
  • Record live instruments
  • Edit Audio & MIDI effectively
  • Notate sheet music and chord charts
  • Basic to Advanced Music Theory
  • Synthesize and Sample Electronic Music
  • Orchestrate from Piano to Large Ensemble
  • Basics of Film Scoring
  • Basics of TV and Movie Trailer Music
  • Basics of Video Game Music
  • Build a successful Portfolio and Demo Reel
  • (2020) Bonus Content: How to Train for Professional Composing Speed
  • (2020) Bonus Content: How to Build DAW Templates
  • (2020) Bonus Content: How to Create a Realistic Sampled Orchestra
  • (2020) Bonus Content: How to Earn First Dollars
  • (2020) Bonus Content: How to Grow a Music Business from Scratch
Requirements
  • Access to Notation Software (Sibelius, Finale, MuseScore, etc.)
  • Access to DAW (Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Cubase, Digital Performer, etc.)
Description

Updated on May 1, 2020
New bonus content included

Welcome to my course Film, TV, & Video Game Music Composition + Production Basics. Back in 2016, this was my first experience publishing a course on Udemy and it quickly became a Best-Selling course. Don't take my word for it – read the reviews for yourself...


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When I first ordered this course, I honestly thought I was going to get a lot of the same things I knew about composition work...What Steven did here blows my expectations out of the water. He gives a lot of advanced music theory techniques, as well as detailed help on how to use your DAW, and he keeps you on your toes with some of these quizzes. Especially after you get half way through the course. I don't regret the money I paid for this course at all, and I'm glad that I have this course to reference when I'm in a bit of a pickle with my own goals.
–Monish C.

Absolutely phenomenal course! All the lectures go into great depth on the lesson topic and explain it clearly. Thanks for the awesome course Steven! –Kenan B.

This course seems to be exactly what I’m looking for. Steven is taking every facet of the craft and business of modern composing into account and teaching at the perfect pace - the videos are not too long, but are jam packed with great info. – Andrew C.
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In this updated 2020 version, I’ve removed content that is no longer relevant and have added hours of bonus content to tackle more intermediate & advanced topics including:

  • How to train for professional composing speed

  • How to build DAW templates

  • How to create a realistic sampled orchestra

  • How to earn your first dollars

  • How to grow a music business from scratch

The bulk of the core content that originally made this course so successful is still here and will teach you all the fundamentals you need to write music for film, TV, & video games. The only prerequisite for this course is that you have access to a Mac or PC. We will be using notation software and a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to write music on a computer, but don’t worry if you don’t have any music software yet. There are multiple free options available and we’ll cover those as needed throughout the course.


I look forward to connecting with you inside. Talk to you soon.

Your Coach,
Steven Melin

Who this course is for:
  • Music Composers who desire to grow a music business writing for Film, TV, & Video Games
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to write music as a hobby
  • Composers who have a strong background in music theory, but need help with production
  • Musicians who have a strong background in performing and production, but need help with composing effective music
  • High School Students
  • College Students
  • Adult Beginners
Course content
Expand all 74 lectures 13:42:02
+ WRITING & RECORDING
7 lectures 02:24:05
Gear to Acquire
07:56
The 3 Ways to Record An Instrument
06:33
Writing Styles & Recording
6 questions
EXERCISE: Write in Each Style
00:49
+ NOTATING MUSIC
3 lectures 17:53
Intro to Notation Software
10:29
Types of Notation
06:41
Notating Music
4 questions
+ WRITING EFFECTIVE MELODIES
3 lectures 10:02
The Importance of Great Melodies
01:43
Writing Effective Melodies
3 questions
EXERCISE: Compose a Great Melody
00:43
+ WRITING EFFECTIVE HARMONIES
4 lectures 14:47
The Importance of Great Harmonies
01:39
Major and Minor Scales
04:20
Medieval Modes
08:09
Writing Effective Harmonies
5 questions
EXERCISE: Compose in a Scale or Mode
00:39
+ ADVANCED CHORDS
5 lectures 12:21
Chromatic Mediants
04:22
Neapolitan Chord
02:30
Polychords
01:46
Advanced Chords
5 questions
EXERCISE: Compose with Advanced Chords
00:31
+ ELECTRONIC MUSIC
7 lectures 01:07:52
Types of Electronic Music
06:00
Synthesis: Creating Your Own Sounds
14:04
Sampling: Modifying Found Sounds
11:05
Writing Ambient Music
10:52
Writing 8Bit Chiptune Music
10:05
Electronic Music
4 questions
EXERCISE: Compose 2 Electronic Music Tracks
00:54
+ ORCHESTRATION
5 lectures 24:18
The Importance of Orchestration
01:01
Instrumentation
02:30
Orchestration Case Study - Epic TV Promo
13:04
Arranging from Piano to Large Ensembles
07:03
Orchestration
6 questions
EXERCISE: Piano Composition and Large Ensemble Orchestration
00:40
+ MUSIC PRODUCTION
6 lectures 01:01:12
Why Quality Music Production Matters
01:17
Mixing Plugins and Chain Order
09:59
Mixing: Hero of Legend Case Study
10:57
(2020) How to Mix & Export Stems for Large Orchestra?
33:46
Mastering: Producing an Entire Album
04:45
Music Production
6 questions
EXERCISE: Remix Previous Music Track With Quality Production
00:28
+ WRITING FOR FILM, TV, & VIDEO GAMES
9 lectures 01:23:20
The 3 Types of Music (The 3 L's)
02:36
Composing for Film: Scoring to Picture
10:58
(2020) How to Compose a Film Score as a Beginner?
14:13
(2020) How to Prepare for a Film Spotting Session?
08:07
Composing Interactive Layers for Video Games
06:32
(2020) How to Loop Video Game Music?
17:54
Composing Effective Loops for Video Games
10:02
Writing for Film, TV, & Video Games
6 questions
EXERCISE: Score 2 Tracks to Picture for a Film, TV, & Video Game
01:19