Scoring and Sound Design Contest 3 – Deadline extended to March 31

Scoring and Sound Design Contest 3

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:00pm
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CONTEST CONCEPT:
Provide all audio for the accompanying clip from the animated film Jaguar McGuire (produced by Tina O'Haily's 2D/3D Collaborative Project class at SCAD Atlanta). It is 1 minute 58 seconds long with a frame rate of 24FPS.

Compose and record an original music score and provide all sound design elements. Any virtual instruments or sound effect libraries are permissible. You may work alone, but we strongly encourage you to collaborate with other Berklee students. If you are a composer, team up with a sound designer. If you are a sound designer, team up with a composer.

ELIGIBILITY:
Any currently enrolled Berklee student as of Spring 2015. Only one entry will be accepted per person or per team. You may not submit your score or sound design track in multiple entries. Make your entry your best work and form the best team possible. Pro Arts students are welcome to participate, providing they partner with a Berklee student and collaborate as part of a team.

CONTEST CRITERIA:
Your submission will be judged in the following categories.

Score:
• Dramatic treatment
• Musicality
• Quality of production and mix

Sound Design:
• Creativity
• Believability
• Quality of production and mix

Overall Audio:
• Integration between the score and sound design
• Balance between score and sound design elements

ENTRY FORMAT & SUBMISSION:
Your entry will be an audio file containing both score and sound design. Your audio file must line up with the first frame of the clip.

Submission opens on Friday, March 27 and closes on Tuesday, March 31 at 11:59PM.

ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED – DON'T EVEN ASK!

CONTEST SUPPORT
Regardless of your major or level of experience, we hope you will participate in this contest. The Learning Center has many events, classes, workshops, and peer trainers available to assist you with the technical and aesthetic logistics of this contest. In addition, as outlined below, we will have prizes specifically for freshmen participants.

All of our offerings can be found online at learningcenter.berklee.edu.

PRIZES:

We have many great prizes lined up from our sponsors. Prizes will be structured as follows:

Grand Prize

  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Alloy, Ozone
    ·  MOTU Track 16, Ethno
    ·  Waves Codex
    ·  KMI K-Board
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership &
    sound design course
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope Iris, RX, Trash, Nectar
    ·  MOTU Mach 5
    ·  Audio Technica AT4040 microphone
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership &
    sound design course

Second Place  

  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Ozone 
    ·  MOTU Symphonic Instrument
    ·  KMI K-Board
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope Iris, RX
    ·  Audio Technica AT4040 microphone
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership

Rookie of the Year

  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Ozone, Alloy
    ·  Audio Technica M40 headphones
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope RX
    ·  MOTU Masterworks Collection
    ·  Audio Technica M40 headphones
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership


(Note: Rookie of the Year will be award to the freshmen with the best submission. However, the judges will not be told the semester level of the finalists so every entrant, including freshmen, are in the running for the Grand Prize package).

SUBMISSION:
Entries will be submitted via Google Drive.

  1. Craft your final mix. Bounce as a full resolution .WAV file at 48kHz 24 bit.
  2. Name this audio file using your Berklee student ID#. If it is a collaboration, use both ID #'s separated by a hyphen (i.e. 0123456.WAV or 0123456-0111111.WAV).
  3. Upload the mix to your Google Drive. Once the upload is complete, click Share and change Sharing Settings so that anyone with the link may access the file. Copy this link to your clipboard.
  4. Head over to learningcenter.berklee.edu and fill out the contest submission form. Paste the link to your file in the appropriate field.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email. See you at the contest showcase on Thursday, April 23!

CONNECTING SOUND & PICTURE NETWORKING EVENT:
On Friday, February 13, we will host our annual networking event for music, sound, and visual media artists. This event is a great opportunity to meet people to collaborate with, play your demo reel, distribute marketing materials such as CDs, DVDs, and business cards, and polish your networking skills. It’s also the perfect place to find a partner to work with on your entry for the contest. We will be inviting Berklee, ProArts, and other visual media students from area colleges to attend.

For more information on the networking event, visit csp.berklee.edu.

Have questions? Email Blair Pershyn at bpershyn@berklee.edu. Good luck!

 

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Alloy, Ozone
    ·  MOTU Track 16, Ethno
    ·  Waves Codex
    ·  KMI K-Board
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership &
    sound design course
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope Iris, RX, Trash, Nectar
    ·  MOTU Mach 5
    ·  Audio Technica AT4040 microphone
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership &
    sound design course

2: Second Place Winner Photo

  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Ozone 
    ·  MOTU Symphonic Instrument
    ·  KMI K-Board
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope Iris, RX
    ·  Audio Technica AT4040 microphone
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Ozone, Alloy
    ·  Audio Technica M40 headphones
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope RX
    ·  MOTU Masterworks Collection
    ·  Audio Technica M40 headphones
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists (from left to right): Maxime Michel, Conrad Robertson, Darius Pétermann, Anthony Sabatino, James Singleton, Tomas Zivor, Gabriel Ryfer Cohen, Filipe Antunes, Aaron Srdoc, Adam Weiss, Austin DeVries, David Murillo, Jeffrey Gaiser, Lucas Alexiades, Dhruv Goel
This spring marks 10 years of contests presented by the Learning Center at Berklee College of Music. In that time, there have been a variety of concepts for the contest – from sample based composition, to patch design; from crafting sounds for animation to short film scoring. This year’s contest was likely the most challenging we have offered. Students either singly or in teams were tasked with creating all of the audio assets for a 2 minute clip from the animation short Jaguar McGuire, provided to us in collaboration with the Animation Department at Savannah College of Art & Design. One composer remarked that he had over 28 sync points marked in his score! At the showcase, the nine finalists' submissions were revealed, with each finalist providing a unique take on the clip. In the end, Jeffrey Gaiser and Lucas Alexiades were repeat winners, the first time the grand prize has been taken home by the same team in back to back years in our contest’s history. Austin Devires and David Murillo claimed second place with their excellent submission. Aaron Srdoc and Adam Weiss were our rookies of the year, taking home the prize awarded to the best freshmen entry while coincidentally being the third highest scoring team.
Many thanks to our sponsors, judges, screeners, student clubs, and everyone who participated!
 
1: Grand Prize Winner Photo
  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Alloy, Ozone
    ·  MOTU Track 16, Ethno
    ·  Waves Codex
    ·  KMI K-Board
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership &
    sound design course
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope Iris, RX, Trash, Nectar
    ·  MOTU Mach 5
    ·  Audio Technica AT4040 microphone
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership &
    sound design course
3: Third Prize Winner Photo
  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Ozone, Alloy
    ·  Audio Technica M40 headphones
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope RX
    ·  MOTU Masterworks Collection
    ·  Audio Technica M40 headphones
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership

 



 

 

 

 

 



















 

2: Second Place Winner Photo
  • Composer
    ·  iZotope Ozone 
    ·  MOTU Symphonic Instrument
    ·  KMI K-Board
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    ·  iZotope Iris, RX
    ·  Audio Technica AT4040 microphone
    ·  1-year Scorbit membership

 

 

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo
Finalists (from left to right): Maxime Michel, Conrad Robertson, Darius Pétermann, Anthony Sabatino, James Singleton, Tomas Zivor, Gabriel Ryfer Cohen, Filipe Antunes, Aaron Srdoc, Adam Weiss, Austin DeVries, David Murillo, Jeffrey Gaiser, Lucas Alexiades, Dhruv Goel
 
This spring marks 10 years of contests presented by the Learning Center at Berklee College of Music. In that time, there have been a variety of concepts for the contest – from sample based composition, to patch design; from crafting sounds for animation to short film scoring. This year’s contest was likely the most challenging we have offered. Students either singly or in teams were tasked with creating all of the audio assets for a 2 minute clip from the animation short Jaguar McGuire, provided to us in collaboration with the Animation Department at Savannah College of Art & Design. One composer remarked that he had over 28 sync points marked in his score! At the showcase, the nine finalists' submissions were revealed, with each finalist providing a unique take on the clip. In the end, Jeffrey Gaiser and Lucas Alexiades were repeat winners, the first time the grand prize has been taken home by the same team in back to back years in our contest’s history. Austin Devires and David Murillo claimed second place with their excellent submission. Aaron Srdoc and Adam Weiss were our rookies of the year, taking home the prize awarded to the best freshmen entry while coincidentally being the third highest scoring team.
 
Many thanks to our sponsors, judges, screeners, student clubs, and everyone who participated!