Film Music House: Summer Edition – June 2021

Film Music House returns today, Saturday 5, and tomorrow, Sunday 6, June, 2021, offering a weekend packed with online panels, workshops, Live Q&As and more, with participants such as: Carlos Rafael Rivera, Lolita Ritmanis, Volker Bertelmann, Laura Karpman, Ilan Eshkeri, Raphaelle Thibaut, Kevin Kiner, Dino Meneghin, Julie & Steven Bernstein, Jeremy Turner, Wendy Blackstone, Nainita Desai, Osei Essed, Trevor Gureckis, Stephanie Economou, Lili Haydn, Miriam Cutler or Starr Parodi among many others.

 

Curated and produced once again by Thomas Mikusz and Chandler Poling from White Bear PR, the online conference weekend will first premiere exclusively on the Perspective Forum Facebook Group and a week later will be shared to the public for free on www.filmmusichouse.com.

 

“Music in television is better than ever and often just as richly complex as scores in feature films.  After the positive feedback we received from our launch at the Sundance Film Festival, we were encouraged to open the Film Music House once again,” says Chandler Poling.

 

“The focus of the Summer Edition is giving back to the community,” says Thomas Mikusz. “We curated a program that features unique skills and advice by some of the best TV composers in the industry and hope their teaching and workshops will inspire their peers and anyone looking to get into composing. With Perspective as collaborators, we found an amazing Facebook community with over 13,000 creative members to participate in this event.”

From soundtracks to songs, the Film Music House: Summer Edition provides workshops and panels with show creators, music supervisors, music executives, songwriters, and composers, giving the opportunity to join a vibrant community of composers and filmmakers as they connect over their love of storytelling through visuals and music.

 

This is the full program of this impressive ‘Film Music House: Summer Edition 2021’:

Saturday, June 5

LIVE – GET WHAT YOU GIVE: THE REWARDS OF MUSIC MENTORSHIP – 11:00AM PDT | 2:00PM EDT | 8:00PM CEST

Synopsis: Emmy-winning composer Carlos Rafael Rivera in conversation with Emmy-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis discuss the cornerstone moments of his career that led him to scoring Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit and the tenacity it takes to stay in the Entertainment Industry.  Together they reflect on the rewards of mentoring young composers and trade career tips and music business advice on how to make it as a film composer. Followed by a Q&A.

Panelist: Carlos Rafael Rivera

Moderator: Lolita Ritmanis

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/835345993764782/

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/42cf7228

 

LIVE – HIRING A COMPOSER: WHAT SHOWRUNNERS, MUSIC EXECUTIVES AND MUSIC SUPERVISORS ARE LOOKING FOR – 1:00PM PDT | 4:00PM EDT | 10:00PM CEST

Synopsis: The Flight Attendant show runner Steve Yockey, Breaking Bad music supervisor Thomas Golubic and Netflix Music Executive Colleen Fitzpatrick will discuss what they are looking for when working with a composer. Followed by a Q&A.

Panelists: Steve Yockey, Thomas Golubic, Colleen Fitzpatrick

Moderator: Chandler Poling

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1161691297684337/

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y3rn8s46

 

ALL DAY EVENT – GETTING CENTERED: A GUIDE TO CREATIVE MEDITATION

Synopsis: Reza Safinia details how meditation helps him get centered before embarking on his own artistic endeavors, relates his own experiences as to the benefits of employing the practice, and ends with a simple guided meditation ANYONE can do at home on their own.

Panelist: Reza Safinia

Moderator: Thomas Mikusz

 

ALL DAY EVENT – FINE TUNING: PREPARING PIANO FOR PRODUCTION

Synopsis: A piano lesson with Volker Bertelmann going over how to prep your piano to get it ready to compose, tips and tricks of the trade and how to play, and more!

Panelist: Volker Bertelmann

Moderator: Leo Wyatt (Spitfire Audio)

 

ALL DAY EVENT – WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW: APPLYING YOUR PERSONAL SKILLS TO FILM SCORING

Synopsis: In an intimate workshop, Emmy-winning composer Laura Karpman walks audiences though how she applies her Classical and Operatic educational background into the film and television scoring industry.  This was recently executed expertly in HBO’s Lovecraft Country where her opera aria ’Tulsa, 1921: Catch the Fire’ appeared in episode 109 of the critically acclaimed series, allowing a rare chance for new opera music to be heard on Primetime television.

Panelist: Laura Karpman

Moderator: Chandler Poling

ALL DAY EVENT – MOTHER NATURE’S SONG: COMPOSING FOR THE WILD WORLD

Synopsis: Ilan Eshkeri and Raphaelle Thibaut discuss scoring their recent, respective nature docuseries, A Perfect Planet and Secrets of the Whales, as well as music to be found in nature, using anthropomorphic music to humanize creatures great and small, and their own personal experiences and passions for the natural world.

Panelists: Ilan Eshkeri, Raphaelle Thibaut

Moderator: Louise Boyle (The Independent – Journalist)

 

Sunday, June 6

LIVE – BREAKFAST WITH RICHARD: COMPOSER AGENT MUSINGS – 9:30AM PDT | 12:30PM EDT | 6:30PM CEST

Synopsis: Join agent Richard Kraft of Kraft-Engel Management as he offers advice to young composers and recalls his journey to becoming one of the top agents to represent film composers. This casual conversation with Chandler Paul Poling will explore his amazing career, his thoughts on how to make it in the business, and how to stay relevant once you’ve established yourself in the entertainment industry. Followed by Q&A.

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/4tze4dhk

 

LIVE – MUSIC IN COLOR: SCORING ANIMATED SERIES – 11:00AM PDT | 2:00PM EDT | 8:00PM CEST

Synopsis: Join composers Emmy-nominated Kevin Kiner (Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Dino Meneghin (DOTA: Dragon’s Blood) and Emmy-winning Julie Bernstein & Steven Bernstein (Animaniacs) discussing scoring both comedic and action animated series and giving advice on how to break into scoring for animation. Followed by Q&A

Panelists: Kevin Kiner, Dino Meneghin, Julie & Steven Berstein

Moderator: Andrew Krop

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/9jfnykcx

 

ALL DAY EVENT – BECAUSE SONGWRITING IS WHAT? FUN-DA-MEN-TAL!

Synopsis: Join RuPaul’s Drag Race songwriters Freddy Scott and Leland for a divalicious songwriting workshop detailing how they approach crafting a new song, writing great lyrics – both comedic and heartfelt, and fighting your inner saboteur to have your voice be heard above the rest.

Panelists: Freddy Scott, Leland

Moderator: Curtis Moore (Songwriter – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

 

ALL DAY EVENT – PUT YOUR BEST CAPE FORWARD: CRAFTING HEROIC MAIN TITLE THEMES

Synopsis: Jeremy Turner talks us through composing his 30-second main title theme for Marvel’s 616 and how to effectively use time and space with music to leave a lasting impression that keeps audiences coming back for more each episode.

Panelist: Jeremy Turner

Moderator: Andrew Krop

 

ALL DAY EVENT – MAKING AN IMPACT: SCORING FOR DOCUSERIES

Synopsis: A panel featuring Wendy Blackstone, Nainita Desai and Osei Essed discussing their scores for recent docuseries and how music can be used to change hearts and minds and make an impact in the world.

Panelists: Wendy Blackstone, Nainita Desai, Osei Essed

Moderator: Matthew Wang (Composer)

 

ALL DAY EVENT – MYTH AND MUSIC: EXPLORING THE WORLD-BUILDING SCORES OF JUPITER’S LEGACY AND SERVANT

Synopsis: Trevor Gureckis and Stephanie Economou each discuss using score to help immerse audiences in complicated fantasy/superhero/horror TV series – acting as an emotional tether to help ground us in fantastic worlds, finding the perfect sounds for places and characters outside reality, and how music is oftentimes the make-it-or-break-it for our suspension of disbelief.

Panelists: Trevor Gureckis, Stephanie Economou

Moderator: Charles Steinberg (Under the Radar – Journalist)

 

ALL DAY EVENT – SOTTO VOCE: STRINGS AND LYRICS AS A CHARACTER’S VOICE

Synopsis: In this workshop, Lili Haydn shows how using her personal talents for singing and playing the violin became the emotional character’s voice in Ginny & Georgia and she will give practical examples to inspire participants to use their unique instruments when scoring.

Panelist: Lili Haydn

Moderator: Starr Parodi

 

ALL DAY EVENT – FINDING THE RIGHT TONE: HOW MUSIC INFLUENCES STORYTELLING

Synopsis: Emmy-nominated composer Miriam Cutler (Flannery) demonstrates the different impact music can make on a scene. In this hands-on workshop, filmmakers and composers are given the tools to better understand how to give direction and understand how music, tone, and instrumentation can change the emotion of a scene.

 

As you can see, a remarkable program, available this weekend for free at the Perspective Forum on Facebook (and one week later at the official website):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/556877397821248

 

Faebook main event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1073356466402365/

 

Official website:

https://filmmusichouse.com/