Live internet video stream for USC session at Warner Bros.

April 27th, 2011

The music featured in this post was composed by SMPTV student, Vidjay Beerepoot. He invited his friends in Holland to view the event and they, in turn, captured the live stream over the internet on their laptop. As such, the video quality is compromised, including several video drop-outs from the […]

SMPTV live multi-cast stream brings together families and friends between the U.S., Japan, Korea, France, South America, the Netherlands, England, and Switzerland

April 27th, 2011

Here’s a sampling of some of the comments from some of the viewers from all over the world, on their experience with the live streaming of the scoring session. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ from Juan Otalora, Columbia, South America: Hi Brian, Thanks again for the stream and as I told you at the […]

Rhythms & Visions on Friday, 4/22

April 15th, 2011

Come Join USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Weekend of Visual Music Events and Workshops! We are kicking off the festivities on April 22nd, when the School of Cinematic Arts complex will be taken over and transformed by Rhythms and Visions: Expanded and Live!, a spectacular live-cinema event that will bring […]

ASCAP to sponsor “composer-in-residence” program with SMPTV

March 18th, 2011

Through generous support from the ASCAP Foundation, USC will launch a new “composer-in-residence” program to take place in May 2011. This program is designed to select an ASCAP composer to mentor the USC students through the process of rescoring one of the composer’s film projects. We’ll spot the film with […]

Gerard Grisey’s, “Partiels” and The Hurt Locker, score by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

October 27th, 2010

When I last spoke with Marco and Buck the topic of “spectral music” came up, and with it a discussion centered on a composition by Gerard Grisey, “Partiels”. In this post, and the next, I’ll include a link to the score and an audio file in 2 parts for the […]

SMPTV visits with Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders

October 27th, 2010

In later October we had a chance to visit with Marco and Buck at Marco’s new studio in Malibu. Marco graduated from SMPTV in 1994, and has since scored a multitude of feature films, including 310 to Yuma, and The Hurt Locker – in both of these films, his scores […]

USC students rescore a scene from “Twelve” for Harry Gregson-Williams

October 20th, 2010

USC students rescore sequence #2 from “Twelve” for HGW

October 20th, 2010

USC students rescore “Shrek, Forever After” for Harry Gregson-Williams

October 20th, 2010

SMPTV students rescore a few scenes for Harry Gregson-Williams

October 20th, 2010

During our visit to Harry’s Wavecrest Studio in Venice, the student composers spotted a few scenes from 2 of Harry’s recent movie projects, “Twelve” by Joel Schumacher and “Shrek IV, Forever After” directed by Mike Mitchell. Harry opted to present a scoring assignment which would address 2 very different types […]

The many facets of the SMPTV program

September 3rd, 2010

We’re now into our 2nd week of the new semester of the USC scoring program. At this time of the year, I am flooded with emails and phone calls from prospective students as they look ahead to the application deadline of December 1st. They have many questions about the application […]

upcoming Visions & Voices project – live multimedia spectacle

September 2nd, 2010

I’m looking forward to working with Mike Patterson and Candace Reckinger, creators of this very special Visions & Voices project. The scope of the project includes a collaboration between live music, video and animation featuring the work of several artists including; D-Fuse, Scott Pagano with music produced by Brian King. […]

quick tour of the smptv website & FTP server

June 19th, 2010

For more information go to; http://www.smptv.net

Randy Newman visits with the USC film scoring program

April 23rd, 2009

SMPTV schedule for February – March 2009

February 8th, 2009

With the semester in full-swing the students in the USC film scoring program are busy. Here are some of the highlights of the coursework, guest lectures and forums as well as scoring sessions for the next 8 weeks; • February 2nd with Alan Silvestri at SONY for his latest scoring […]

Brass/Winds Master Class scheduled for 1/24 on the Spielberg Stage

January 6th, 2009