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Summer Intensive

The 2024 Summer Intensive will take place Monday August 12th through Friday August 23rd.

PLEASE NOTE: NEW DATES

Come study the art, craft, and business of music for film and other media in a two-week seminar with 2 time Emmy Award winning composer/arranger Hummie Mann, other veterans of the industry, and a group of students from around the world.

Registration now open!

About the Program

Ever since the launch of our website, The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program has received requests from prospective students who either do not live in the Seattle area or who wish to take some of the program's training in a more compressed time period. In order to accommodate these students, we created the Two Week Summer Intensive Program. The program has become extremely popular, attracting students from as far away as Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Dubai, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Romania, Scotland, Sweden, Turkey and United Arab Emirates as well as from all over the US and Canada

 

The 2024 two-week program will be held at our music lab at the Seattle Film Institute in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood from Monday August 12th through Friday August 23rd.

General Info

Dates/Location

The 2024 Summer Intensive will be from Monday August 12th to Friday August 23rd.

The program will take place in the PNWFS music lab at the Seattle Film Institute in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood.

Seattle Film Institute

3210 16th Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119

There is free parking nearby and we're steps away from the Rapid D bus stop at 15th and Dravus.

Program Tuition

When you register on this site for the summer intensive program, you can pay with a credit card via PayPal. 
Tuition for the 2024 Summer Intensive Program in Seattle (does not include accommodations, transportation, or other incidentals) is as follows:

Program Tuition:

Regular Registration - Register and pay by June 30th: $1,650

Late Registration - Register and pay between July 1st to July 12th: $1,800

NOTE: Tuition payment is due at time of registration.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All course cancellations are subject to a non-refundable cancellation fee of $50.00 and a refund schedule.
Review carefully before registering. All requests for refunds must be made in writing, via e-mail, and sent to: hummie@pnwfilmmusic.com

Summer Intensive Program Refund and Cancellation Policies:

After deducting a $50.00 cancellation fee (or $150 for the Super Early Bird Rate), refunds are available on the following schedule:

  • Requests received by June 17th, 100%.

  • Requests received by June 24th, 70%.

  • Requests received by July 1st, 50%.

  • Thereafter, no refund can be issued.

COVID Protocols

The Seattle Film Institute is currently a mask optional campus. However, attendees of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program Summer Intensive may be asked to wear masks for certain classes/lectures depending on the instructor or based on any new CDC guidance. We expect all attendees to be respectful and courteous to each other and our instructors and to mask up if asked.

We highly recommend that attendees have a few rapid tests on hand and take one before the first meeting time of the intensive. We will not be regulating this at all and are trusting our attendees to be cautious and considerate while COVID is still a risk.

If an attendee comes down with COVID and can no longer attend the Summer Intensive please contact Hummie Mann by e-mail, hummie@pnwfilmmusic.com to discuss options.

ATTENTION: Payment is required at time of registration

Schedule

Week 1

9:00 - 11:00

Film Scoring 1: An Overview of Film Scoring

Instructor: Dr. Hummie Mann

11:00 - 12:00

Lunch Break

12:00 - 2:00

Film Scoring 1: An Overview of Film Scoring, continued

Instructor: Dr. Hummie Mann

2:00 - 2:30

Afternoon Break

2:30 - 4:30

Supplemental Sessions

A series of seminars and guest speakers covering a variety of topics from orchestration, songwriting, and video game music. Example of schedule below, full schedule to be released in Spring 2024.

5:00 - 7:00

Film Screenings (Monday through Thursday)

Each evening a different film will be shown to highlight the use of score.

Supplemental Sessions Week 1

Monday

Songwriting for Film

Learn about songwriting and what makes a song successful in a film with Sue Ennis, co-writer for the band Heart and a national trustee of the Recording Academy.

Tuesday

Music Editing

An overview of music editing including the technical and creative relationship with film composers and the film scoring process by accomplished music editor and composer Steven Saltzman.

Wednesday

How NOT to Work in Film & Games

From over-relying on gear, to underselling yourself, this talk covers the many pitfalls and obstacles on your path to becoming a music/audio professional in film and games, and how to avoid them.

Thursday

Orchestration

Learn about general considerations and practices when orchestrating a piece of music from a 3-line sketch to a full orchestral score.

Friday

Networking & Hollywood Life

Hear from program graduate and accomplished Hollywood orchestrator Jarryd Elias as he talks about how to network and what it's really like working in the film industry in Hollywood.

Week 2

9:00 - 11:00

Film Scoring 2: Composition Techniques for writing Dramatic Music

Instructor: Dr. Hummie Mann

11:00 - 12:00

Lunch Break

12:00 - 2:00

Film Scoring 2: Composition Techniques for writing Dramatic Music, continued

Instructor: Dr. Hummie Mann

2:00 - 2:30

Afternoon Break

2:30 - 4:30

Supplemental Sessions

A series of seminars and guest speakers covering a variety of topics from orchestration, songwriting, and video game music. Example of schedule below, full schedule to be released in Spring 2024.

5:00 - 7:00

Film Screenings (Monday through Wednesday)

Each evening a different film will be shown to highlight the use of score.

On Thursday August 22nd attendees are invited to a celebratory dinner after the afternoon Supplemental Session is over.

Supplemental Sessions Week 2

Monday

DAW Basics

Learn about Digital Audio Workstations, or DAWs, what they are used for, and the functional differences between the major programs used in the industry with game audio guru and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine composer Ryan Ike.

Tuesday

Video Game Music

Learn about the aspects of creating music and audio for video games from Forza composer Lance Hayes.

Wednesday

Mockups

Learn about the purpose and uses for mockups and tips for creating convincing orchestral pieces using virtual instruments

Thursday

Notation Software

Learn about how notation software works, what it is used for, and the functional differences of the major programs being used in the industry with professional copyist Jacob Winkler.

Friday

Copying & Music Prep

Learn about the formatting standards used in the industry when creating sheet music for live sessions as well as the role of a copyist and proofing team. Learn how to tape and bind a tabloid sized conductor score.

ATTENTION: Payment is required at time of registration

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