Music Production Seminar with Craig Stuart Garfinkle

Music Production Seminar with Craig Stuart Garfinkle

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 10.00am

In this three hour seminar, award winning and Emmy Nominated media composer Craig Stuart Garfinkle, will guide the attendees through his creative and production process.  Using his actual Logic, Sibelius and ProTools sessions as examples, he will demonstrate each step of the process, including:

  1. Getting the assignment
  2. Spotting the video
  3. Finding tempo, style and timings
  4. Sketching the score in Logic Pro
  5. Translating the Logic session into a Sibelius orchestration
  6. Recording procedures for the live orchestra
  7. Importing all the recorded elements in ProTools
  8. Last minute adds and adjustments in Logic
  9. Executing final mix and delivery

Tools and topics to be discussed include:

  1. The Vienna Symphonic Instrument
  2. The Vienna Mir Pro
  3. Sequencing techniques for getting the most out of your plug-ins
  4. EQ strategies
  5. And anything else that happens to come up in the course of the three hours

About Craig Stuart Garfinkle

As an Emmy-nominated and award winning music producer and composer, Craig Stuart Garfinkle’s career includes work on feature films, trailers, documentaries, multimedia, television, commercials, stage, CDs, and video games.

Recently, Craig composed for the iconic video game, World of WarCraft and its expansion, Warlords of Draenor (Winner, Hollywood Music in Media Award, “Best Video Game Score” and ASCAP Composer’s Choice Award Nominee). This is a continuation of his experience in video games that dates back to the earliest Dungeons and Dragons games.

Craig has just completed composing his 30th film score, the family drama, It’s Dark Here (starring Illiana Douglas, Bubba Lewis, and William Mapother). Other recent features include:  The horror film, 8989 Redstone (New Wave Entertainment) The black comedy, Get Out if You Can (directed by TJ Martin), the supernatural thriller, The Occupants (starring Cristin Milioti, Todd Alcott, writer of Antz, is the writer/director). Recently, Craig also wrote the score for the indie comedy and now festival favourite Karaoke Man (starring Bug Hall, Spencer Locke and Caitlin Crosby).

Other notable TV projects include the VH1 sketch comedy program, Stevie TV. The show features numerous musical parodies of current artists such as Lady Ga Ga and Katy Perry. Craig performs, produces, and co composes these songs.

His music has appeared in hundreds of other film and television projects such as NBC’s The Office, Fringe, Lost, The Sopranos, X Factor and America’s Got Talent.

Craig is maybe best known, however, for his musical contribution to film trailers, often with partner Simone Benyacar (of The Ant Farm). Some of his most notable projects in this genre would include: Red, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, Sin City, the last three Harry Potter films, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Over the Hedge, Spider-man III, HALO II, James Bond: A Quantum of Solace, and many more.


Published on 9 July 2018

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