THEMATIC DEVELOPMENT IN FILM COMPOSING:
Arranger Application for the Film Composer
Los Angeles Valley College Music Building –
Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:30 am – Check-In, Refreshments & Meet-Up
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Presentation
Scoring a film with a thematic approach requires the composer to develop a strong set of arranging skills. Joe will illustrate this with examples from his own work, and the work of other composers with strong thematic styles, such as John Williams and John Barry.
This master class will focus not so much on the creation of themes as much as the application of those themes throughout a film score, and ways in which to keep them fresh throughout. These skills come in particularly handy when scoring sequels, as well as episodic television, where established themes need to be revisited and adapted while still being recognizable.
Our master class presenter, Joe Kraemer has been scoring films since the age of 15, when he composed the soundtrack for his high school classmate Scott Storm’s The Chiming Hour, a feature-length film shot on Super 8 in 1986. That partnership built relationships that would eventually lead him to three career-defining projects: The Way Of The Gun, Jack Reacher, and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Kraemer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston to study film composition. Shortly after finishing college he scored the NBC/Warner Brothers pilot The Underworld, with veteran television director Rod Holcomb. Though the series was not picked up, the pilot was ultimately repurposed as a TV movie, where it has gained a cult following, and paved the way to his first breakout score for the feature film The Way Of The Gun…(click for full bio)