Film Scoring Contest 7

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 6:00pm
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Grand Prize

MOTU Traveler Mk3 audio interfaceMOTU Mach Five  Joe Meek One Q

  • Official credit in the contest film Mei Mei's Birthday
  • MOTU Traveler mk3 audio interface (donated by MOTU)
  • MOTU MachFive 3 (donated by MOTU)
  • Joe Meek OneQ (donated by Audio Gate International)

Second Place

Motu Ethno 2      sE Electronics X1 microphone

Third Place

MOTU BPM   Waves

 

CONTEST CONCEPT:
Compose and record an original music score for the short film Mei Mei's Birthday (3 minutes 21 seconds) directed by Uta Arning, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia.

Use music software (Digital Performer, Logic, GarageBand - any software you like) to compose and record your score. All genres, styles, instrumentations, and combinations of live and virtual instruments are acceptable. For your syncing purposes the frame rate is 29.97 frames per second non-drop, and the production audio track sample rate is 48kHz.

ELIGIBILITY:
Any currently enrolled Berklee student as of Fall 2011. Learning Center work-study employees are not eligible to participate in this contest.

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

ENTRY FORMAT & SUBMISSION:
Your entry will be an audio file of your music mixed with the production track audio. Quality of the mix is an important factor in the contest criteria, so make sure your music is neither too loud nor too quiet. Listen to the mix in other films as a comparison. Your audio file must line up with the first frame of the film. Pay attention to the 8 second intro.
Submission opens at http://learningcenter.berklee.edu/submit on Monday, October 10, 9:00am. Submission closes on Monday, October 24, 11:45pm - ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED, DON'T EVEN ASK!

CONTEST SUPPORT:
Whether you are a film scoring major or not, or have scored a film before or not, we hope you will participate in this contest. The Learning Center has many events, training sessions and tutoring availability to assist you with the technical and aesthetic logistics of scoring a film. For a detailed list of support, go to: http://learningcenter.berklee.edu/Resources/Film_Scoring_Contest.

MUSIC & SOUND FOR VISUAL MEDIA NETWORKING EVENT
On Saturday, November 5th we will host our annual networking event, which draws 300+ people including student and professional filmmakers from all over New England, and Berklee composers, sound designers and audio engineers. The event features guest speakers (TBA), the Music & Sound for Visual Media Expo, and Film Scoring Contest 7 Finalists’ Showcase & Awards Presentation, where the finalists’ pieces will be premiered, and the winner revealed. Further details to be announced closer to the event at http://learningcenter.berklee.edu. As a currently enrolled Berklee student, you are invited to participate in the Music & Sound for Visual Media Expo (e-mail Chris Fitzgerald at cfitzgerald@berklee.edu for details). You will have an opportunity to play demo material for filmmakers, and distribute marketing materials such as CDs, DVDs and business cards. For assistance in putting together your demo, and for networking tips, come to the Networking and Demo Creation forum, presented by Film Scoring Assistant Chair Alison Plante, on Thursday, October 27, 6pm-8pm in the Media Lab.

Good luck!

 

 

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Dante Obi Ibe
  • Official credit in the contest film Mei Mei's Birthday
  • MOTU Traveler mk3 audio interface (donated by MOTU)
  • MOTU MachFive 3 (donated by MOTU)
  • Joe Meek OneQ (donated by Audio Gate International)

MOTU Traveler Mk3 audio interfaceMOTU Mach Five  Joe Meek One Q

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Utar Dundarartun

Motu Ethno 2      sE Electronics X1 microphone

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Sam Ewing

MOTU BPM   Waves

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists from left to right: Evan Call, Enrique de la Torre Cantu, Dante Obi Ibe, Marika Takeuchi, Andrew Powell Peebles, Utar Dundarartun, Saw Ewing

Part of the Music and Sound for Visual Media Networking Event was the 7th annual Film Scoring Contest Finalists' Showcase and Awards Ceremony. With 61 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: Mei Mei's Birthday director Uta Arning, film composer George S. Clinton, Vice President or Film/TV Relations at BMI, Associate Professor of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music Michael Sweet, and last year's contest winner and Berklee student Greg Martin. One of the event highlights was skyping with Mei Mei's birthday director Uta Arning all the way from Germany, to hear her reaction to the scores.

 

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Dante Obi Ibe

  • Official credit in the contest film Mei Mei's Birthday
  • MOTU Traveler mk3 audio interface (donated by MOTU)
  • MOTU MachFive 3 (donated by MOTU)
  • Joe Meek OneQ (donated by Audio Gate International)

MOTU Traveler Mk3 audio interfaceMOTU Mach Five  Joe Meek One Q

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Sam Ewing

MOTU BPM   Waves

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Utar Dundarartun

Motu Ethno 2      sE Electronics X1 microphone
4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists from left to right: Evan Call, Enrique de la Torre Cantu, Dante Obi Ibe, Marika Takeuchi, Andrew Powell Peebles, Utar Dundarartun, Saw Ewing

Part of the Music and Sound for Visual Media Networking Event was the 7th annual Film Scoring Contest Finalists' Showcase and Awards Ceremony. With 61 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: Mei Mei's Birthday director Uta Arning, film composer George S. Clinton, Vice President or Film/TV Relations at BMI, Associate Professor of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music Michael Sweet, and last year's contest winner and Berklee student Greg Martin. One of the event highlights was skyping with Mei Mei's birthday director Uta Arning all the way from Germany, to hear her reaction to the scores.