How do you make ‘movie magic’ with the power of the perfect soundtrack? And what happens behind the scenes when searching for and creating the right music for a scene? Andy Hill is former Vice-President of Music Production for The Walt Disney Studios. In this inspiring masterclass, illustrated by numerous famous examples, he explains the role of music in cinema.
As Vice-President of Music Production for The Walt Disney Studios, Andy Hill coordinated the music production of movies such as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act. In conceiving many world-renowned scores, he teamed up with composers such as Hans Zimmer and Alan Menken, his production work won him a Grammy Award and he ran many educational projects about cinema and composition, both in the United States and Europe, from an annex of the Berklee College of Music to a film music training at the prestigious Pulse College. He is currently a consultant on programme design for the Film Scoring Academy of Europe in Sofia, Bulgaria, where the big industry names will give guest lectures from September 2019.
His book Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music is used and applauded worldwide. Famous composers such as Conrad Pope, Alexandre Desplat and Howard Shore warmly recommend it: ‘If you have any interest in what music means in film, you must read this book’.
This session was arranged in cooperation with the Dutch Film Composers (DFC/BCMM) and Buma Music in Motion.
A Masterclass with the ex Vice-President of Music Production of The Walt Disney Studios