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.
Music and sound design are two of the most powerful tools for filmmakers to tell their stories. In this Master Class centered around The Daniels’ independent hit, Everything Everywhere All At Once, we explore how these elements work together to communicate tone and emotion and build a unique and fantastical world.
Join Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute, and accomplished composer, Peter Golub, who will moderate a conversation with Everything Everywhere All At Once directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor, Brent Kiser, sound designer and sound effects editor, Andrew Twite, and Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang, the three members of the band, Son Lux, who composed the original, spellbinding score. In this live, interactive session, they'll discuss the process by which composers and sound designers can build the world with the filmmaker and be an essential part of shaping a film’s story.
Topics covered include:
- How sound and music work together
- Finding your collaborators
- Providing direction and references to collaborators
- How filmmakers use sound design and music to establish tone
- Perspective and intention in sound design
- Rhythm in sound
- Sense memory and building your soundscape
- Creating a unique fight scene
- Directing the audience’s attention with sound
- Tying a character’s perspective to sound design
- Transitions in sound design
- Spacialization and working with Dolby Atmos
- Collaborating with composers in pre-production
- Approaching the score as a band
- Music as connective tissue
- Blending textures and melodies in the score
- Collaborating with other artists for the soundtrack
- Utilizing test screenings
- The power of playfulness and discovery
- The value of the theatrical release
Presented in Conjunction with
Past classes have included Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams on Documentary Storytelling, Finding Dory’s Victoria Strouse on Comedy Writing, Emmy-nominated director Lesli Linka Glatter on Blocking a Scene, The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara on TV Writing, and more.
Sundance Collab Master Classes are open and free of charge to all members as live events. Sessions will be recorded and available in our video library within 24 hours to all members for 48 hours after posting. After that, on-demand access to the recording is available only to Creator+ and Course Pass members. Sign up today to get a free 30-day trial Creator+ Membership.
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