A Networking Event for Visual Media, Music & Sound Artists.

  

About

Berklee College of Music, in conjunction with Emerson College, will host Connecting Sound & Picture: A Networking Event for Visual Media, Music, and Sound Artists beginning 7:00pm Thursday evening, November 1, with events spanning the following 48 hours and concluding at 6:00pm Saturday, November 3. All events are free and open to the public, with pre-registration requested for the Friday and Saturday events.

As the only networking event in New England to focus film and game industry attention on the auditory experience of visual media, Connecting Sound and Picture (formerly called Music & Sound for Visual Media) expects to draw several hundred students, faculty and alumni from area arts colleges, as well as professional filmmakers and video game developers. The event is "an opportunity for visual media artists, composers and sound designers to meet, interact and make connections, while also learning from industry-veteran presenters about topics focusing on sound and music for picture," said Alison Plante, Berklee's Assistant Chair of Film Scoring.

The event begins on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00pm at Emerson college's Bright Family Screening Room with a film festival highlighting projects that came about as a direct result of previous years' events. The following night, Friday, November 2 from 4:00-7:00pm at Berklee College's Media Center (150 Massachusetts Ave.) will feature Berklee's Scoring & Sound Design Contest Showcase, which offers a chance to hear 7 different finalists' scores and sound designs for the same footage (an excerpt of gameplay from Sony's God of War). Finally, Saturday, November 3 from 11:00am-6:00pm, again at Berklee's Media Center, will feature a keynote presentation by award-winning composer (and incoming Berklee Film Scoring Department Chair) George S. Clinton (Austin Powers, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) and via Skype director Yves Svimoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, V) presenting about their collaboration on the multi-Emmy-winning Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a presentation on Hollywood Networking, Agents, and the Film Industry by Montana Artists Agency President, Matt Birch, via Skype, and an "expo" where students and industry professionals will exchange demos and business cards, and present their work to each other.

Schedule

Thursday, November 1

at Emerson College, Paramount Theater, Bright Family Screening Room, 4th Floor

7pm | Screening at Emerson

Film festival highlighting projects that came about as a direct result of previous years' events.

Friday, November 2

at Berklee College of Music

3pm | Doors Open (Registration)

4pm | Game Development, Narrative Design, and Blockbuster Titles

Matthew Weise, Narrative Designer at Harmonix Music Systems will discuss game design and production, his success in the industry,  the importance of music and sound design, and advice for aspiring game designers.

5pm | Scoring & Sound Design Contest Showcase

Premiere of the finalists' scores and sound designs. Meet the contest finalists and winners.

6pm-7pm | Reception

Saturday, November 3

at Berklee College of Music

11am | Doors Open (Registration)

12pm | Keynote Presentation

Director, Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, V) via Skype and Composer, George S. Clinton (Austin Powers, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) talk about their collaboration on the multi-Emmy-winning Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

1pm | Break

1:30pm | Hollywood Networking, Agents, and the Film Industry

Via Skype, Matt Birch from Montana Artists Agency will speak about how to make inroads into the film industry from an agents perspective. You'll hear networking advice, tips for navigating Hollywood, and how to start making a name for yourself in the film industry.

2:30pm | Break

3pm-6pm | Connecting Sound and Picture Expo

Meet Berklee College of Music composers, sound designers, and audio engineers. Hear and view their demos. Check program for student bios and expo booth locations.

Speakers

George S. Clinton

George S. Clinton

Chair of the Berklee Film Scoring Department/
Film Composer

Emmy nominated composer for the movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Other composing credits include the Austin Powers franchise, The Santa Claus 2 & 3, and The Tooth Fairy

Yves Simoneau

Yves Simoneau

Director, Producer, Writer

Director for the multi Emmy award winning movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Other credits include V, Assassin's Creed: Lineage, The 4400, Napoléon, and Nurenberg

 

Matt Birch

Matt Birch

President, Montana Artists Agency

Matt Birch is the president of Montana Artists Agency which represents over 200 film professionals including cinematographers, production designers, line producers, editors and costume designers. Matt has over 20 years of film production and development experience on a wide range of successful films.

Matthew Weise

Matthew Weise

Narrative Designer, Harmonix Music Systems

Matthew Weise is a Senior Designer at Harmonix Music Systems where he currently serves as Narrative Designer on an unannounced project. Before that he was Game Design Director of the GAMBIT Game Lab at MIT where he wrote, mentored, and oversaw prototyping in narrative design and general game development. 

 

Directions

Thursday, November 1

Bright Family Screening Room | Paramount Theater | Emerson College
559 Washington St | Boston, MA 02111
 

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Driving

Please use directions on map.

Subway

MBTA RED LINE
Stop: Park Street Station by the Boston Common
Exit station and cross Tremont Street
Walk straight down Winter Street and turn RIGHT onto Washington Street
Continue down Washington Street for a few blocks
The Paramount Center will be on your right just past The Opera House

MBTA GREEN LINE
Stop: Boylston Street in the Theatre District
Exit Station and cross Tremont Street
Turn LEFT on Tremont Street, and just after the Loews Boston Common movie theatre, turn RIGHT on Avery Street
Continue for one block and take a LEFT onto Washington Street
The Paramount Center will be on your left just before The Opera House

MBTA ORANGE LINE
Stop: Chinatown
If you are coming from the north, turn LEFT, if you are coming from the south, turn RIGHT out of the station onto Washington Street and continue for two blocks
The Paramount Center will be on your left just before The Opera House

Parking

The parking entrance for Central Parking System at Millenium Place is on Boylston Street. From the Paramount Center, simply:
Continue past the Paramount Center and take your first LEFT on West Street
Turn LEFT on Tremont Street
Go two blocks, and turn LEFT on Boylston Street. The entry to the garage is on your left mid-way down the block

Friday, November 2 & Saturday, November 3

Media Center | Berklee College of Music
150 Massachusetts Ave | Boston, MA 02215
 
 

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Driving

Please use directions on map.

Subway

MBTA GREEN LINE
Stop: Hynes Convention Center
Exit left onto Massachusetts Avenue and cross Boylston Street.
150 Massachusetts Avenue is about 30 yards from the corner. Consult the MBTA Web site for bus routes and schedules.

Parking

Limited parking is available on the streets surrounding Berklee College of Music. Parking is also available at nearby parking garages:

  • There is parking available at The Prudential Center Garage on Boylston Street, just past the Hynes Convention Center. For more information or directions, call the garage office at 617-236-3060 or visit their website at www.prudentialcenter.com.
  • The Haviland Street Garage, directly across from 150 Massachusett Avenue (behind Starbucks) on Haviland Street.
  • The Back Bay Hilton, located on Dalton Street. Heading north on Massachusetts Avenue, take a right onto Boylston Street and then another right at the first light, just before the Hynes Convention Center.
 

2011 Event Recap

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Event Photos

Connecting Sound and Picture Programs
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Film Screening at Emerson, Thursday, November 1
Game Development, Narrative Design, and Blockbuster Titles with Matthew Weise, Harmonix
Game Development, Narrative Design, and Blockbuster Titles with Matthew Weise, Harmonix
Game Development, Narrative Design, and Blockbuster Titles with Matthew Weise, Harmonix
Game Development, Narrative Design, and Blockbuster Titles with Matthew Weise, Harmonix
Game Development, Narrative Design, and Blockbuster Titles with Matthew Weise, Harmonix
Scoring & Sound Design Contest Showcase
Scoring & Sound Design Contest Finalists
Contest Winners Kathryn Cheng, Composer & Lawrence Lee, Sound Designer
Contest Winners Kathryn Cheng, Composer & Lawrence Lee, Sound Designer
Contest 2nd Place Winner Andrew Peebles, Composer & Sound Designer
Contest 3rd Place Winners Stephanie Chan, Composer & Richard Gould, Sound Designer
Contest 4th Place Winners Sam Ewing, Composer & Francesco Martinez, Sound Designer
Contest 4th Place Winners Sam Ewing, Composer & Francesco Martinez, Sound Designer
Event Moments, Friday, November 2
Event Moments, Friday, November 2
Event Moments, Friday, November 2
Event Moments, Friday, November 2
Event Moments, Friday, November 2
Event Moments, Friday, November 2
Event Moments, Friday, November 2
Event Moments, Friday, November 2
Keynote Presentation with film composer George S. Clinton and director Yves Simoneau
Keynote Presentation with film composer George S. Clinton and director Yves Simoneau
Keynote Presentation with film composer George S. Clinton and director Yves Simoneau
Keynote Presentation with film composer George S. Clinton and director Yves Simoneau
Keynote Presentation with film composer George S. Clinton and director Yves Simoneau
Hollywood Networking, Agents, and the Film Industry with Matt Birch
Hollywood Networking, Agents, and the Film Industry with Matt Birch
Hollywood Networking, Agents, and the Film Industry with Matt Birch
Hollywood Networking, Agents, and the Film Industry with Matt Birch
Hollywood Networking, Agents, and the Film Industry, moderator Michael Sweet
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Connecting Sound and Picture Expo
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3
Event Moments, Saturday, November 3