Masterclass Series

Learn Film Scoring Success Directly from Hollywood's Music Makers

Discover the insider knowledge and expert techniques for building a successful career in the rapidly growing field of composing for film and multimedia, straight from the award-winning Hollywood composer, Chris Thomas.

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Classes and Programs

Full Masterclass

17-lessons and nine hours of video content with technical film composing tips from Chris Thomas, including

Film Accelerator

Write and record your film composition while working with a team of Hollywood professionals.

Demo Recording

Save on costs and get access to Hollywood recording stages and talent from your ready-to-play score.

Learn the Trade
Score the Picture
Work with the Best

Free Film Scoring Tips

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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Student Stories

"Chris transformed my approach to film scoring, guided me along the path of embracing my authentic musical voice, and helped open doors of opportunity to success and fulfillment in this industry. I can't recommend this course enough!"
- Grace M.
"This course totally changed the way I look at film music. The idea that a film composer is the primary narrator of the story and that the music is the best way the audience can see into characters' heads is really instrumental to the way I write.
- Maria K.

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.