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AMPAS offers Film Scoring Seminar in LA
6-Sep-2007 -



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced a new Academy Seminar Series titled "The Music Soundtrack: A Composers' Forum of Contemporary Scoring Technique" to be held Thursday evenings September 20, 27 and October 4 from 7pm-10pm at the Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood.

This three-evening seminar series offers a detailed look at the music scoring process from the perspective of motion picture composers themselves. Each week's topic will be illuminated by film clips, onstage discussions with guests (subject to availability) and questions from the audience. Each session will begin with a film clip illustrating two different scores for the same scene.

Sept. 20 - Traditional Scores
Moderated by Charles Bernstein (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, Cujo), with Lalo Schifrin (Rush Hour, Cool Hand Luke), and Jan Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland, Unfaithful)

Sept. 27 - Alternative Scores
Moderated by Bruce Broughton (Lost in Space, Silverado), with Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine, Capote), Mark Isham (Crash, A River Runs through It) and Rolfe Kent (Sideways, Election)

Oct. 4 - The Music Team
With George S. Clinton (The Santa Clause 2, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery), Michael Giacchino (Mission: Impossible III, The Incredibles), John Powell (Happy Feet, United 93) and Mike Flicker (music editor, The Santa Clause 2, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)

Passes for the entire series are $30 for the general public and $20 for AMPAS members and students with a valid ID. Series passes may be purchased online beginning September 4 or by mail (HTML or PDF format). Tickets for individual evenings, if available, will be $10 at the door.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood. Parking is available behind the building through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, please call the Academy at (310) 247-3600.

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