Hans Zimmer didn’t see a film until he was 12 years old. Since then, he’s scored over 150 films, including Inception, The Lion King, and The Dark Knight. In his MasterClass, the self-taught Academy Award winner teaches how he creates sounds from nothing, composes compelling character themes, and scores a movie before ever seeing it. By the end, you’ll have everything you need to tell your story.
Meet your new instructor, the Academy Award-winning composer of over 150+ films spanning multiple genres.
Hans has created some of the most memorable themes in film. Learn how he creates a theme, and how simplicity is his best tool to maintain a theme.
Discover how Hans approaches writing to story and his number one rule for film composers.
04 Directors Part 1
Learn how Hans works with directors, including what he needs to learn from the director in order to start writing – sometimes even before the film is shot.
05 Directors Part 2
Learn how to effectively have a conversation with the director throughout the film process.
06 Directors Part 3
Hans continues his discussion on what makes a great director and what makes a great relationship between composer and director.
07 Sound Palettes
Hans is known for creating unique sound palettes. Learn how and why he does it, and how to do it on your own.
08 Creating with Synths
Hans is known for his use of synths. Hans discusses how he uses synths, as he creates a song from his starter patch for us.
09 Scoring to Picture
Hans discusses how to score to different types of scenes, as well as recognizing when a scene doesn’t need a score.
10 Scoring Under Dialogue
Learn how Hans approaches the relationship between music and dialogue, and how music can be dialogue too.
Your editor is your drummer. Learn how to recognize the tempo to a scene and edit to it.
12 Tempo: Sherlock Holmes Scene
Hans continues his tempo discussion with how he scored an extremely well-edited scene from Sherlock Holmes.
13 Music Diary: Sherlock Holmes
Hans creates music diaries to each film to help him along. Learn how and why he does it as he walks through his diary for Sherlock Holmes.
Learn how Hans gets to know his characters in order to create memorable themes for them.
15 Character Theme: Batman
What makes Batman’s theme in The Dark Knight Trilogy so recognizable? Learn how he developed the theme by thinking about the story and character.
16 Character Theme: The Joker
Hans fell in love with the Joker, and created a haunting tune from just one vibrating note. Watch as he discusses how the story and character’s impact on the story helps create the theme…
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