Film Scoring Contest 3

Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 6:00pm
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CONCEPT:
Compose an original score for the short film “Projection”

"Projection” is a movie set during a Friday night at the Learning Center where all is quiet and time is passing slowly. We see Randy behind the front desk waiting to assign students a station for their projects. He is a sketch artist who passes the time at work by drawing scenes from his imagination. As time goes by, we see these pencil drawings take form as they grow from a single line on a page to scenes of action, fright, and romance. Each illustration becomes the subject of a daydream wherein people and objects are unwittingly projected into the main character's own fantasy. After we are drawn into several of these daydreams, we see that in actuality the time has flown by; Friday night is coming to a close and Randy packs up to leave. As he leaves, we see a character not visible until now and there is a revelation as to the true nature of these imagined daydreams.

ELIGIBILITY:
Any currently enrolled student as of Spring 2007 (except for Learning Center work-study employees).

CONTEST:
Write a musical score for two of the three scenes.

CONTEST CRITERIA:
Music will be judged in these categories:
• Dramatic treatment
• Instrumentation/Musicality
• Quality of recording

ENTRY FORMAT:
• Completed entry form
• Two AIFF, MP3, or WAV audio files on a data or audio CD submitted to the Learning Center in a sealed envelope no later than 6:00 PM on Wednesday, April 11th

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Rishab Rajan

  • Official credit in the contest film "Projection"
  • MOTU Ethno Instruments
  • Notion

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Jung-Sik Kim

  • MOTU Ethno Instruments

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Alex Grapsas

  • Honorable Mention

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

From left to right: Jung-Sik Kim, Tim Maurice, Matt Sanchez, Alex Grapsas, Rishab Rajan, Austin Creek

On Friday, April 20th, the Learning Center hosted it's 3rd annual Film Scoring Contest showcase to select a film composer for The Learning Center Production's movie "Projection". Before the showcase, time was alloted for Berklee students to network with each other and area filmmakers during our 2nd annual Audio for Film Networking Event. This year, there were approximately 70 people in attendance with many filmmakers, including repeat attendee Jeremy Traub who worked with last year's third place winner Christopher Carmichael on his film "Payoff", as well as a representative from the Boston International Film Festival. It is our hope that some of these relationships will develop into film collaborations. After the networking opportunity, Ricardo Poza, the Learning Center's Training Coordinator, gave a talk covering the process of scoring a movie from start to finish with ideas and suggestions for both filmmakers and film composers and drawing from his own experience in writing music for film. Following a short intermission, the showcase of the finalists began. Building upon the success of our contest last year, we had nearly thirty entries for this year's movie "Projection" which was narrowed down to a field of six by approximately 15 screeners. Each contestant had to score two out of three clips from the film and the submissions of the six finalists were judged by the director Pablo Vargas, last year's contest's runner up Stephanie Olmanni, and Berklee film scoring faculty Eric Reasoner, Richard Davis, and Sheldon Mirowitz. In the end our grand prize winner was Rishab Rajan, our runner up was Jung-Sik Kim, and in third place Alex Grapsas. Thanks go out to MOTU and Notion for providing prizes!

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Rishab Rajan

  • Official credit in the contest film "Projection"
  • MOTU Ethno Instruments
  • Notion
3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Alex Grapsas

  • Honorable Mention
2: Second Place Winner Photo

Jung-Sik Kim

  • MOTU Ethno Instruments
4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

From left to right: Jung-Sik Kim, Tim Maurice, Matt Sanchez, Alex Grapsas, Rishab Rajan, Austin Creek

On Friday, April 20th, the Learning Center hosted it's 3rd annual Film Scoring Contest showcase to select a film composer for The Learning Center Production's movie "Projection". Before the showcase, time was alloted for Berklee students to network with each other and area filmmakers during our 2nd annual Audio for Film Networking Event. This year, there were approximately 70 people in attendance with many filmmakers, including repeat attendee Jeremy Traub who worked with last year's third place winner Christopher Carmichael on his film "Payoff", as well as a representative from the Boston International Film Festival. It is our hope that some of these relationships will develop into film collaborations. After the networking opportunity, Ricardo Poza, the Learning Center's Training Coordinator, gave a talk covering the process of scoring a movie from start to finish with ideas and suggestions for both filmmakers and film composers and drawing from his own experience in writing music for film. Following a short intermission, the showcase of the finalists began. Building upon the success of our contest last year, we had nearly thirty entries for this year's movie "Projection" which was narrowed down to a field of six by approximately 15 screeners. Each contestant had to score two out of three clips from the film and the submissions of the six finalists were judged by the director Pablo Vargas, last year's contest's runner up Stephanie Olmanni, and Berklee film scoring faculty Eric Reasoner, Richard Davis, and Sheldon Mirowitz. In the end our grand prize winner was Rishab Rajan, our runner up was Jung-Sik Kim, and in third place Alex Grapsas. Thanks go out to MOTU and Notion for providing prizes!