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Sydney - Dec 08 2017

AFTRS Sydney
Dec 08 2017 - Dec 08 2017
Attendance Pattern
Friday 9.30 - 2.45
Matt McGowen
Course fee

This one-day seminar is designed to educate and excite school groups and individual students about the possibilities of pursuing a career as a Screen Music Composer. It is presented as part of our Glories of the Score Music Festival here at AFTRS Sydney. This is a theatre based seminar style course where students will hear from a number of Screen Composers about the role of the composer in the screen industries and the joys of composing music for the screen. Students will see a practical demonstration from one of our screen lecturers, Matt McGowen, using Logic Pro X. HOW TO ENROL
  • If you are a school bringing a group of students and wish to be invoiced, please call us on 1300 065 281 or email schools@aftrs.edu.au

  • If you are an individual student, then you can enrol on this website via the ENROL button above and you will need to complete an U18 consent form with parent/guardian consent.

There will be a 45 minute lunchbreak. Students should bring their own lunch, the AFTRS café will also be open. LECTURER: MATT MCGOWENMatt McGowen is a Screen Music Composer, Sound Designer, Sound Engineer and Video Producer. He is an AFTRS graduate where he completed the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses, both with distinction. He now teaches several short courses for AFTRS Open.

Matt produces music for a wide range of Screen music projects including Short Films, Television Commercials, Web Commercials, Documentaries, Web Series and Corporate Promos. He has worked with local and international clients including 20th Century Fox ("24" Live Another Day), Sony, Virgin, Telstra, NSW Government, University of Technology Sydney and Spec-Savers.

Matt composed the score for ‘The Orchard’, (short by Director Laura Scrivano) starring Alex Dimitriades and Georgia Flood, which won the 2013 European Union Film Award and gained entry into the Cannes Film Festival. He also recently produced and scored a long form Television Commercial for UTS Jumbunna-Indigenous House of Learning. Matt has also worked with top Australian and international touring musicians and has been billed with iconic Australian acts such as Tim Freedman of The Whitlams, Mental as Anything and The Waifs. GUEST COMPOSER: CAITLIN YEO
Highly acclaimed screen composer, Caitlin Yeo has received a swathe of accolades including an APRA screen music award; Feature Score of the Year for The Rocket (2013), and Best Music for a documentary for Getting Frank Gehry (2016) and Bomb Harvest (2007), a 2014 AACTA nomination, and the 2014 Film Critics Circle award to name a few.

Caitlin has scored multiple feature films, documentaries, and TV series, including critically acclaimed feature film The Rocket, David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, channel 7’s tele-­movie The Killing Field, ABCs Compass, Bomb Harvest, kids television series, Tashi, SBS series For The Love of Meat, and recently finished feature film The Butterfly Tree, set to premier at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2017, and documentary After The Apology, which will premier at Adelaide Film Festival later in 2017. In 2011, Caitlin was also awarded the APRA Professional Development Award, which garnered her a spot at the prestigious ASCAP Film and TV Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles.

Caitlin’s musical style comes from a fascination with music from different cultures, 20th century composition and a deep love of telling stories with music.Recently, Caitlin has also composed an audio-visual concert work called Seven Stories, that was performed by leading new music group, Ensemble Offspring, at the City Recital Hall for Vivid 2017. Currently Caitlin is working on ABC TV series The House with Annabel Crabb.
Have any questions? Please get in touch: open@aftrs.edu.au or 1300 065 281

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