Masters of Craft: The Film Composer's Process With Grammy Winning, Oscar Nominated Composer, Terence Blanchard (Spike Lee, George Lucas)

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Terence Blanchard

Webinar hosted by: Terence Blanchard

Golden Globe, Grammy & Emmy Nominated Film Composer (Spike Lee, George Lucas)

Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation, a member of a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today. With more than 30 albums to his credit, as a musician Blanchard is a multi-Grammy Award winner and nominee. As a film composer, Blanchard has more than 50 scores to his credit, most recently, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” “Chi-Raq” and Kevin Costner’s “Black or White.” He received a Golden Globe nomination for Spike Lee’s "25th Hour." Other film music written by Blanchard includes Kasi Lemmons’ "Eve's Bayou," Oprah Winfrey’s "Their Eyes Were Watching God," Tim Story’s “Barbershop" and George Lucas’ "Red Tails." Blanchard also contributed on Disney’s "The Princess and the Frog" as the musical voice of “Louis the Alligator." As a guest lecturer and artist in residence at the Berklee College of Music, Blanchard works with students in the areas of artistic development, arranging, and composition. Blanchard is also the creative director for jazz concert programming at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He participates in master classes around the world as well as local community outreach activities in his beloved hometown of New Orleans. Full Bio »

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Becoming a working film and TV composer is a very competitive industry and it takes talent, persistence and patience in order to break in and work consistently. Here's your opportunity to learn the craft AND how to navigate the business from an Oscar nominated, multiple Grammy winning composer, exclusively on Stage 32.
 
For over 30 years, Spike Lee's go to composer to score and provide the perfect music for his films has been Terrence Blanchard. From Jungle Fever to 25th Hour to Inside Man to the Oscar Nominated score for BlacKkKlansman, Terrence has created numerous memorable and essential scores. Further, Terrence has been the lead composer and provided exquisite music for more than 50 films working with some of the industry's top producers and directors including George Lucas and many more.
 
Starting with his remarkable 5-step process to composing music for film to his ground-breaking "If I Could Tell You I Would Technique to helping you overcome fear and to teaching you what he's learned about navigating the business and building a long lasting career, Terence will have you full of confidence and ready to compose and present your best work.
 
Further, Terence will show you in depth how he composed his Oscar nominated BlacKkKlansman and Harriet scores and take you behind the scenes in his studio to show you his set up and equipment.
 
In short, you'll be learning at the feet of a master technician.  What better way to get a leg up?!

This Masters of Craft Webinar is exclusive to Stage 32 and is available to be viewed immediately.

 

What You'll Learn

  • The secret key to Terence's composing process - The "If I Could Tell You I Would" technique 
  • Terence's essential 5 step process to a composition 
  • Wayne Shorter's "Anna Maria" and "El Gaucho" and "The 3 Marias" compositions as examples
  • Terence's breakdown of pieces of his own scores with his band The E-Collective:
    • A piece of his Oscar-nominated score for BlacKkKlansman
    • His piece "Chaos" as an example showcasing melody and retrograde.
    • A piece of his score for the Oscar-nominated Harriet 
  • Terence takes you behind the scenes of his personal, private studio and shows you his equipment and setup

In addition to his composing process, Terence also goes over:

  • Advice on how to break into working in film & TV
  • The elephant in the room - talking about overcoming obstacles: gender, race, experience, location 
  • How to work with musicians to get the music you envision
  • What to do if you get stuck or if it's not working
  • How to overcome fear
  • How to efficiently work with the director, producers & other team members on the project
  • Q&A with the Stage 32 community
 
 

About Your Instructor

Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation, a member of a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today.

With more than 30 albums to his credit, as a musician Blanchard is a multi-Grammy Award winner and nominee. As a film composer, Blanchard has more than 50 scores to his credit, most recently, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” “Chi-Raq” and Kevin Costner’s “Black or White.” He received a Golden Globe nomination for Spike Lee’s "25th Hour." Other film music written by Blanchard includes Kasi Lemmons’ "Eve's Bayou," Oprah Winfrey’s "Their Eyes Were Watching God," Tim Story’s “Barbershop" and George Lucas’ "Red Tails." Blanchard also contributed on Disney’s "The Princess and the Frog" as the musical voice of “Louis the Alligator."

As a guest lecturer and artist in residence at the Berklee College of Music, Blanchard works with students in the areas of artistic development, arranging, and composition. Blanchard is also the creative director for jazz concert programming at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He participates in master classes around the world as well as local community outreach activities in his beloved hometown of New Orleans.

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