Film Scoring Contest 6

Film Scoring Contest 6

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 6:00am
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Grand Prize

  • Official credit in Wham, and rights to use the film for self-promotion purposes.
  • Winner will receive a high-resolution copy of the film, without timecode or the student demo watermark, and with their name in the credits
  • MOTU Traveler mk3 Audio Interface (retail $895)
  • MOTU Ethno (retail $295)

Second Place

  • MOTU Machfive (retail $495)

Third Place

  • MOTU Symphonic Instrument (retail $295)
 

CONTEST:
Compose and record an original musical score for the short film WHAM (3 minutes 48 seconds long) directed by Chris Martin of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Asia.

Use music software (Digital Performer, Logic, GarageBand - any software you like) to sync to the movie, and compose and record your score. For syncing purposes in your music software use the frame rate 25 frames per second. The production track audio is 16 bits, 48 kHz. All genres, styles, instrumentations, and combinations of live and virtual instruments are acceptable.

ELIGIBILITY:
Any currently enrolled Berklee student as of spring 2010. Learning Center work-study employees are not eligible to participate in this contest.

CONTEST CRITERIA:
Music will be judged in these categories:
• Dramatic treatment
• Musicality
• Quality of production & mix

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Thursday, March 25th 11:45 pm at the Learning Center - ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS, DON'T EVEN ASK

ENTRY FORMAT:
• Completed entry form (on page 3 of this pdf file)
• Audio file on a CD (AIFF or WAVE) (DATA or Audio CD). Your audio file MUST include your music mixed with the audio production track from the film.
• Submit both to the Learning Center in a sealed envelope NO LATER than: Thursday, March 25th 11:45 pm

NOTE: Please do not submit the video file, we will sync your audio with the film. Please ensure that your audio file is the exact length of the film, so that we can drop it in on the first frame. Questions? E-mail Chris Fitzgerald at cfitzgerald@berklee.edu with any questions.

CONTEST SUPPORT:
The Learning Center offers many forum events and training sessions to help you with the contest and for the Music For Film Networking Event. Watch on our website for the Networking & Demo Creation and Sound Design for Film and Games forums, the film screening with director and composer Q&A, and the Logic and Digital Performer Film Scoring Features training sessions.
http://learningcenter.berklee.edu

Missed Film Scoring professor Sheldon Mirowitz's contest introduction forum? Watch it in the media center (DVD 3934) to get insight into compositional approach for the contest film.

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Greg Martin
  • Official credit in Wham, and rights to use the film for self-promotion purposes.
  • Winner will receive a high-resolution copy of the film, without timecode or the student demo watermark, and with their name in the credits
  • MOTU Traveler mk3 Audio Interface (retail $895)
  • MOTU Ethno (retail $295)

2: Second Place Winner Photo

John Nye
  • MOTU Machfive (retail $495)

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Alexander Arntzen
  • MOTU Symphonic Instrument (retail $295)

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists: Dan Rodrigues, John Nye, Greg Martin, Sam Ewing, Bobby Villarreal, Alexander Arntzen, and Natasa Kojic

The last part of the Music for Film Networking event was the 6th annual Film Scoring Contest Finalists' Showcase and Awards Ceremony. With 41 entries to the contest this year, the caliber and talent on display was fantastic. Each of the seven finalists, whose scores were premiered, shared with the audience their interpretation of the movie and creative process when composing their scores. The winners were chosen by our judging panel, which included: WHAM director Chris Martin, film & game composer Wataru Hokoyama, Associate Professor of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music Jon Klein, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia faculty member and writer Allan Nicholls, and last year's contest winner and Berklee student Mark Hadley. One of the event highlights was bringing Allan Nicholls in on Skype from Singapore. Addressing the crowd from his apartment at 4 in the morning, Allan discussed his student, Chris Martin's film, his experience being a judge in the contest, and answering questions from the crowd.

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Greg Martin

  • Official credit in Wham, and rights to use the film for self-promotion purposes.
  • Winner will receive a high-resolution copy of the film, without timecode or the student demo watermark, and with their name in the credits
  • MOTU Traveler mk3 Audio Interface (retail $895)
  • MOTU Ethno (retail $295)
3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Alexander Arntzen

  • MOTU Symphonic Instrument (retail $295)
2: Second Place Winner Photo

John Nye

  • MOTU Machfive (retail $495)
4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists: Dan Rodrigues, John Nye, Greg Martin, Sam Ewing, Bobby Villarreal, Alexander Arntzen, and Natasa Kojic

The last part of the Music for Film Networking event was the 6th annual Film Scoring Contest Finalists' Showcase and Awards Ceremony. With 41 entries to the contest this year, the caliber and talent on display was fantastic. Each of the seven finalists, whose scores were premiered, shared with the audience their interpretation of the movie and creative process when composing their scores. The winners were chosen by our judging panel, which included: WHAM director Chris Martin, film & game composer Wataru Hokoyama, Associate Professor of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music Jon Klein, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia faculty member and writer Allan Nicholls, and last year's contest winner and Berklee student Mark Hadley. One of the event highlights was bringing Allan Nicholls in on Skype from Singapore. Addressing the crowd from his apartment at 4 in the morning, Allan discussed his student, Chris Martin's film, his experience being a judge in the contest, and answering questions from the crowd.