A preview of the upcoming Hollywood Music Workshop 2017 extended masterclasses

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A FILMSCORING Summer Academy with Hollywood´s Elite

New this season: Hollywood ACTING Workshop

A Film Scoring Summer Academy with Hollywood’s Elite

We offer eight different masterclasses over a period of five weeks that could be booked individually or as a whole.

We are happy to introduce our new and amazing line-up of top Hollywood composers, orchestrators and arrangers to this year’s participants. Our workshop has been incredibly successful over the past 8 years and we have been able to grow into this excellent summer film music academy. This again will be one of a kind opportunity to work and study with some of Hollywood’s greatest film music talents in the wonderful ambience of the beautiful City of Baden. Composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss and Lanner performed in this historic Spa Town near Vienna. Starting from composing, orchestration and arrangement through recording with a real orchestra on the new world class Synchron Stage Vienna to final mixing. Our participants can learn the entire film scoring process gaining real-world knowledge delivered by some of Hollywood’s best.


July : Thomas Chase JonesComposing using the Music Interval Theory (M.I.T.) – a successful approach to avoid unnecessary creative blocks and to elevate your composing level. Learn from Thomas Chase Jones, one of the most successful and experienced composers for animation films.


July: Cris Velasco – Video Games – Learn how to compose for video games. Dive into composing for video games in this hands-on workshop. Learn some of the advanced techniques of writing music for this exciting genre. We will also cover how to land a gig and more importantly how to keep it!

Cris Velasco is a multiple award-winning composer of epic orchestral, dark experimental and modern hybrid music scores for video games, film and television.


July: Miriam Cutler – Scoring for Documentaries and Independent Films – From Sundance to the Academy Awards.

Create your niche. Build a rapport with producers and directors. The Director/ Composer relationship. Sustain a career of longevity.

Emmy nominated composer, Miriam Cutler has scored over 100 projects in film and television including Oscar-nominated documentaries and award winning indie films. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures and mentor at Sundance Institute.


July: T.J. Lindgren – Creating Midi-Mockups – Learn how to use sample libraries and sound processing tools to create a realistic orchestral sound out of the digital audio workstation (DAW) software. The class will teach techniques relevant to any DAW software and frequently used orchestral sample libraries.

TJ Lindgren is a composer and arranger who has worked on projects ranging from small independent films to Hollywood blockbusters and Oscar-nominated scores. He has worked with some of the top composers in the film industry including Danny Elfman, John Powell, Hans Zimmer and Alexandre Desplat.


July: Johannes Vogel – Conducting for Modern Film-Scoring – Get in touch with the basics of leading recording-sessions with a symphony orchestra. The workshop focuses on the tools needed for a composer to conduct his own music.

Johannes Vogel is a composer by himself and also a very busy session-conductor working with Hollywood-composers like Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, Rupert Gregson Williams and many more. He is principal conductor at the Vienna Synchron Stage.


July: Joe Kraemer – From Concept to Composition – Learn the conceptual and composing aspects of creating music for film. And finally, what is needed to get your composition recorded. Classes will include behind-the-scenes looks at the scoring of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Jack Reacher. Presented by Joe Kraemer, a world class film composer (Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation).


August : Conrad Pope & Nan Schwartz – Orchestration and Arranging – Learn from the incomparable Conrad Pope, one of Hollywood’s best composers and orchestrators, and from Nan Schwartz, a world class Grammy Award winning arranger.


August: Recording at the Synchron Stage in Vienna – Award winning Hollywood composer Joe Kraemer will guide you through the recording process. We will make sure that your take will be recorded professionally – using state of the art equipment at the world class Synchron Stage in Vienna to record your music performed by a professional orchestra.


August : Dennis Sands – Mixing for Composers and Musicians – Learn to turn your recordings and demos into professional sounding mixes. Brought to you by Dennis Sands, one of the world’s best film scoring mixing engineers. Dennis will deliver his class in the control room of the Synchron Stage in Vienna – one of the best recording stages in the world – demonstrating his techniques using the latest state of the art equipment.


Hollywood Acting Workshop

For the first Hollywood Music Workshop is offering three acting master classes. Acting and film music are the two most important areas of the overall cinematic storytelling.

The master classes will be a great opportunity for actors to deepen their skills and to learn aspects of the craft particularly relevant for acting in front of a camera.


July: Heiko Obermöller – Uncovering Human Behaviour: Emotional Storytelling, a Voiceover Masterclass – At the heart of every voiceover, whether it’s a commercial, a dry technical copy, a personal narration,  a funny animation or a scary character in a videogame, is great emotional storytelling.

This 3-day-masterclass will provide you with hands-on tools to achieve great emotional authenticity in front of a microphone, create memorable performances that stand out and empower you to find your own personal signature voice.

Heiko began his career as a successful TV actor and then started also a successful international Voiceover career, including a wide variety of projects in all fields of the business, from more than 100 national TV and radio commercials in Germany to voicing characters on top selling video games to voice acting roles in major feature films.


July: Nina Franoszek – How to Work in Hollywood and Beyond – Learn how to take your film and TV careers to an international level, how to approach casting directors nationally and internationally, how to start an international career working in Hollywood out of Europe, how American film acting differs from German and European acting styles and finally how to build your own brand as actor.
One of Hollywoods leading liaisons between the respected German and American film industries, Nina Franoszek utilizes her vast international professional experience and connections to cultivate the development of mutually rewarding film, TV, virtual reality & video game co-productions / collaborations.

As an international career coach & entertainment consultant she has connected countless talent to jobs and opportunities through her work in the US and abroad.


July: Christoph Dostal – On Camera Acting – Introduction, On Camera Acting + Scene Study, Tips for the working Actor, Type Casting and Branding Intensive, Self Marketing for the Actor, Working on the American Accent.

Christoph has been living and working as an actor in these film industry markets: The German speaking market, the UK and the US market. He is bilingual (German + English) and knows the cultural differences and the dos and don’ts of these markets from his own 25 year long experience.


Our Mission

The Hollywood Music Workshop is all about bringing talented composers from around the world together in one place, and providing them with first-class courses and a very inspiring working environment. We want to establish a personal relationship between lecturers and participants and therefore let them profit from one another. We love film music and we want to provide other people with a chance of experiencing the magic of film music as well.

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