Scoring & Sound Design Contest

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 6:00pm
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THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CONTEST IS PAST. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE SPRING 2014 SCORING AND SOUND DESIGN CONTEST 2 CLICK HERE

Grand Prize

Winning Composer

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 MOTU Track 16 Audio Interface MOTU MachFive 3 Sampler iZotope Iris

Winning Sound Designer 

iZotope RX2 iZotope Ozone 5 (part of Mix & Master bundle) iZotope Alloy 2 (part of Mix & Master bundle) iZotope Stutter Edit MOTU BPM

 

2nd Place

2nd Place Composer

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 MOTU Ethno Instument

2nd Place Sound Designer

iZotope RX2 iZotope Ozone 5 (Part of Mix & Master Bundle) iZotope Alloy 2 (Part of Mix & Master Bundle)

 

3rd Place

3rd Place Composer

iZotope Iris IK Multimedia Sample Tank 2 XL

3rd Place Sound Designer

IK Multimedia T Racks 3 Deluxe iZotope Stutter Edit

 

4th Place

4th Place Composer

IK Multimedia Sample Tank 2 XL

4th Place Sound Designer

IK Multimedia T Racks 3 Deluxe

 
 

TOTAL PRIZES VALUED AT $5742!

CONTEST CONCEPT:
Provide all audio for the accompanying gameplay clip from God of War. Compose and record an original music score, and provide all sound design elements. Any virtual instruments or sound effect libraries that you have access to are permissible. You can work alone, but we 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 Fall 2012. Learning Center work-study employees are not eligible to participate in this contest. 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.

CONTEST CRITERIA:
Your submission will be judged in these categories:

  • Your Score:
    • Dramatic treatment
    • Musicality
    • Quality of production & mix
  • Your Sound Design:
    • Creativity
    • Believability
    • Quality of production & mix
  • Your 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 of your score and sound design. Your audio file must line up with the first frame of the clip. E-mail Chris Fitzgerald at cfitzgerald@berklee.edu with any questions.

Submission opens online on Monday, October 1, 9:00am, and closes on Thursday, October 11, 11:45pm . ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED, DON'T EVEN ASK!

CONTEST SUPPORT:
Whether you are a film scoring, EPD or MP&E major or not, or have ever done a project like this before or not, we hope you will participate in this contest. The Learning Center has many events, classes, and one-on-one peer training available to assist you with the technical and aesthetic logistics of this contest. For updates, please join our e-mail list below.

CONNECTING SOUND & PICTURE NETWORKING EVENT:
On Saturday, November 3rd, 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 Connecting Sound & Picture Expo, and the Scoring & Sound Design Contest 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 Connecting Sound & Picture 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.

E-mail Chris Fitzgerald at cfitzgerald@berklee.edu with any questions. Good luck!

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Kathryn Cheng, Composer Lawrence Lee, Sound Designer

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3  MOTU Track 16 Audio Interface  MOTU MachFive 3 Sampler  iZotope Iris

iZotope RX2  iZotope Ozone 5 (part of Mix & Master bundle)  iZotope Alloy 2 (part of Mix & Master bundle)  iZotope Stutter Edit  MOTU BPM

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Andrew Peebles, Composer & Sound Designer

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3  MOTU Ethno Instument

iZotope RX2  iZotope Ozone 5 (Part of Mix & Master Bundle)  iZotope Alloy 2 (Part of Mix & Master Bundle)

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

3rd Place: Stephanie Chan, Composer & Richard Gould, Sound Designer

iZotope Iris  IK Multimedia Sample Tank 2 XL IK Multimedia T Racks 3 Deluxe  iZotope Stutter Edit

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

4th Place: Sam Ewing, Composer & Francesco Martinez, Sound Designer

IK Multimedia Sample Tank 2 XL IK Multimedia T Racks 3 Deluxe

Finalists: Ben Chrisman, Andrew Peebles, Xiao'an Li, Ethan Lee, Sam Ewing, Lawrence Lee, Kathryn Cheng, Henry Lodes, Richard Gould, Francesco Martinez, David Kim and Stephanie Chan

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Kathryn Cheng, Composer & Lawrence Lee, Sound Designer

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 MOTU Track 16 Audio Interface MOTU MachFive 3 Sampler iZotope Iris

iZotope RX2 iZotope Ozone 5 (part of Mix & Master bundle) iZotope Alloy 2 (part of Mix & Master bundle) iZotope Stutter Edit MOTU BPM

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

4th Place

3rd Place: Stephanie Chan, Composer & Richard Gould, Sound Designer

iZotope Iris IK Multimedia Sample Tank 2 XLIK Multimedia T Racks 3 Deluxe iZotope Stutter Edit

4th Place: Sam Ewing, Composer & Francesco Martinez, Sound Designer

IK Multimedia Sample Tank 2 XLIK Multimedia T Racks 3 Deluxe

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Andrew Peebles, Composer & Sound Designer

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 MOTU Ethno Instument

iZotope RX2 iZotope Ozone 5 (Part of Mix & Master Bundle) iZotope Alloy 2 (Part of Mix & Master Bundle)

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists: Ben Chrisman, Andrew Peebles, Xiao'an Li, Ethan Lee, Sam Ewing, Lawrence Lee, Kathryn Cheng, Henry Lodes, Richard Gould, Francesco Martinez, David Kim and Stephanie Chan