Masterclass Workshops with Emmy Winning Composer and Educator Richard Bellis

May 23, 2022

Date: Tuesday June 7th, 2022
Location: IMRO, Pembroke Row, Baggot St. Dublin 2
Cost: Free for SCGI Members, €15 per workshop for non-members
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Please indicate on your email Workshop 1 or Workshop 2 or both and please give some information regarding your level if not SCGI member.
Places are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Workshop 1: 10am – 12pm – Experienced and emerging composers
Creativity on a Deadline

Workflow for composers, how to manage your productivity and work to a deadline.

When there are 30 or 40 cues to create in only a few weeks, how do we schedule creativity into an efficient workflow?  People tell me, “I get really creative as the deadline closes in!”  I believe what they mean is they get ‘productive’ as the deadline closes in.

Workshop 2: 1.30pm -3.30pm – Experienced composers
Why Music? (Spotting, The Temp and Rewrites)

In a time of sophisticated technology in film making, why is music still an indispensable post-production element?  When films rely upon the audience “suspending disbelief”, why is music, arguably the most artificial element, still irreplaceable?  What effect does music have on the most diverse audience in the world—the international movie-going audience?

About Richard Bellis

Richard Bellis is an Emmy award-winning composer; author of “The Emerging Film Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems and Psychology of the Film Music Business”; is a past president of the Society of Composers & Lyricists; served on the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television course and UCLA Extension’s Film Scoring Certificate program: served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and for 21 years was host/mentor of the “ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis”. In addition to creating The Richard Bellis Masters Series (video tutorials on a variety of composer topics), Bellis currently serves on the Board of Directors of ASCAP and lectures internationally on film and media music.

These workshops are supported by BAI Sectoral Development fund and IMRO.

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