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Webinars, Quicktips, and Videos to Help You Improve Your Film Composing Skills

Recent Webinar

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Watch Tedx Talk

Following the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Chris Thomas was commissioned to respond with a full-length symphony. This symphony was not intended to take a political stand or fuel the flames of cynicism in our national conversation. Watch his talk and learn more about Chris’s experience.

Quick Tips

Quick Tip #7

What’s the difference between a bad day-time soap opera score and a Hollywood hit? Chris shares his advice on how to distinguish between the two,

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Quick Tip #6

How do you set up an intense, stressful scene for your audience using music? Chris Thomas shares how to use music to propel the story’s plot and enhance your viewer’s experience.

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Quick Tip #4

Networking is a dirty word. Your successful career is about building relationships in the film industry. Chris Thomas shares the basics of connecting with people within the film industry.

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Quick Tip #3

How do you make your mini-mockup the best representation of your film composing skills? In this tip, Chris Thomas gives you a glimpse of what it takes to make your compositions film-ready.

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Quick Tip #2

How do you use well-placed dramatic modulation to change a film’s scene? Chris Thomas gives away his expert knowledge on creating a relationship between instruments and a film’s context.

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Quick Tip #1

How do you bring chills to your audience by enhancing your composition with the perfect texture? Make small changes to your orchestration to dramatically shift your audience’s mood.

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Learn From the Brightest in Film

Who is Chris Thomas?

Chris is a film composer with work featured in Emmy-nominated films, theme parks, ABS, FOX, HBO, and CBS. He worked with Hollywood stars such as Kathy Bates, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny Trejo, Rico Rodriguez, Luke Perry, and Zoe Bell. Chris’s scores were performed at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the Hollywood Bowl.

In 2020, Chris won the Hollywood Music In Media Award (short film) for his role with Imagine Symphony Live. He was also a speaker at TedxBend.​ He will share his knowledge on what does and doesn’t work when scoring in the world of film.

Ready to change the course of your career as a composer?

About the Masterclass

Engage with over 17 Lessons and nine hours of professional film scoring material. A total of nine hours of video teaching where you get to go at your own pace. Gain access to a discount for the Next Live Demo Class. Collaborate with other creatives in the film composing field to try new ideas and discuss the lessons.

In this course, you will learn the tools and methods to transform your composition into a score that wows filmmakers, producers, and project stakeholders.