Today, premiere education platform MasterClass announced that renowned composer Hans Zimmer will teach a film scoring class. In his first ever online class, Zimmer will teach aspiring filmmakers and musicians how to use music to tell a story. He will examine the inner workings of composition and covers a bevy of topics, like creating sound palates and establishing tempos. Students will even study examples from his own work and learn how to create music that defines a character. Watch a trailer for the class below.
Zimmer is best known for creating some of the most iconic, successful scores in modern film history. He has received four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Oscar for Best Original Score for “The Lion King.” Some of his most popular scores include Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line,” Ridley Scott’s “The Gladiator” and Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy.
MasterClass offers access to some of the best minds working in the film and music industry through affordable online courses. Through the platform, instructors create engaging online classes with interactive assignments and course materials that create a unique educational experience. Some of the previous instructors include Kevin Spacey, Aaron Sorkin, Werner Herzog and Serena Williams. Most recently, MasterClass announced another class taught by deadmau5 on electronic music production, continuing to strengthen its roster of music instructors. All classes are available online for individual purchase for $90 each at the official website.
Pre-enrollment for Hans Zimmer’s class opens today. Head to the class’s MasterClass page to sign up.