REQ: Domestika Musical Composition for Short Films with Ableton Live
Dive into music-making by defining what makes a melody and exploring famous examples of melodies in the film industry. Learn how melodies work and how to compose a simple one in Ableton Live. Explore the building blocks of music by understanding concepts of rhythm, harmony, and melody.
Time to record your own music. The first step is creating a concept for a song. To conceptualize a piece of music that accompanies a film, Jonah walks you through the two focal points when composing: theme and structure. Once you’ve created your concept, learn how to record a melody and how to add layers before doing an initial sync with the film. Dig deeper into music composition by learning about vertical integration, effects, and the final sync.
Explore Ableton Live’s tools for mixing, plugins, and mastering to make your final piece sound more cohesive. Then learn how to correctly export your work. Jonah shares his tips and experience when dealing with feedback from directors and how to resolve issues accordingly. Wrap up the course by learning the importance of registering your work and how to do so.
What is this course's project?
Compose and record a song for a film from scratch with Ableton Live.
What you need?
Previous musical knowledge is welcomed, but not required. To take this course, you need access to Ableton Live, or similar software.