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Master Classes are in-depth, interactive learning experiences focused on craft and career building and led by renowned industry experts. Topics include fiction and documentary filmmaking, TV writing and production, and navigating and succeeding in the entertainment industry.

Finding the right music for a film involves a creative journey taken together by the director and composer. What makes for a successful collaboration? Join composer and Director of the Sundance Film Music Program Peter Golub and several guests in a live, three-hour online Master Class to investigate the creative process of Music and Film. This is an essential course for any composer, director or producer seeking best practices and shared language for collaborating to serve the story’s soundscape.

Topics presented will include:

  • How composers “read a film” and make specific choices as to tone. Examples will be shown and discussed that highlight different approaches and styles.
  • Discussion with a guest composer to take a deep look at the process.
  • Steps in the life of a film score; discussion with a music editor.
  • The use of sound beyond the music; discussion with a sound designer to uncover the many ways in which sound tells the story of a film.


Download the list of resources from Peter Golub and Sundance Collab

Peter Golub is the composer of numerous works for film, the concert hall, theatre and dance. His film scores include: FROZEN RIVER (directed by Courtney Hunt and nominated for 2 Academy Awards); THE LARAMIE PROJECT (for HBO); THE GREAT DEBATERS (directed by Denzel Washington and co-composed with James Newton Howard); WORDPLAY; COUNTDOWN TO ZERO; SOUND OF A DREAM; and SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME (dir. by Chloe Zhao). more...

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