A Conversation on Film Scoring

October 23rd, 2021 (online)

Costas Dafnis and Jim (“Sky”) Schuyler are joined by Shawne Workman, and discuss their experiences scoring recent films. They also demonstrate how music can significantly alter (or support) the viewer's experience by sharing alternate scorings of clips from The Third Harmony, Overwhelm the Sky, and Snatching Love. This is followed by questions and exploration.

Please listen using a good headset or earbuds, as we will be comparing how things sound, and you will get a lot more out of this activity if you can hear the soundtrack clearly.

The event is designed for people curious about film scoring or production, as well as for producers who are interested in a deeper view of how the scoring process can work.

Click the YouTube player (below) to view the video of this event. (You can also pop it out into a new window, or view it directly on YouTUbe.)

A Conversation on Film Scoring
A Conversation on Film Scoring
A Conversation on Film Scoring

*TAC is “Technology and Applied Composition” at SFCM

The Films
The Third Harmony Michael Nagler, Producer
(View the film) (film info on iMDB) Jim Schuyler, Original Score.
(Play the soundtrack album)

The Third Harmony TRAILER (2 minutes) from metta center on Vimeo.

View the film on Vimeo pay-per-view

Overwhelm the Sky Daniel Kremer, Producer
(View the film) (film info on iMDB) Costas Dafnis, Original Score

Official Trailer: Overwhelm the Sky (2019) from Daniel Kremer on Vimeo.

View the film now (pay-per-view)

Composers and Collaborators

Scores by

Costas Dafnis
“Sky” (Jim Schuyler)
Shawne Workman

Writing for film — A Sonic Indulgence
A Sonic Indulgence — A featurette describing the scoring of the film Indulgence by Leo Maselli
A Sonic Indulgence
A Sonic Indulgence

A Sonic Indulgence filmed and edited by Erik C. Parker on Vimeo.


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