Meeting Topic: Approach to Film Scoring
Moderator Name: Hugo Véjar
Speaker Name: Guillermo Cepeda and Nelson Garcia
Meeting Location: Quito, Ecuador. Universidad San Francisco de Quito
The conference took place in the Teatro Casa Blanca at USFQ and was address by two professors from the Faculty of Music (CoM) of Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
The event was carried by Guillermo Cepeda and Nelson Garcia who covered several topics about film scoring. The conference had two parts. In the first one, Guillermo addressed the variety of brands in music libraries, the vast type of instrumentation that can be found in them, and several examples of music sequences of his previous works using libraries. He also shared the sonic possibilities that libraries gives us, his insight and approach in how to choose a music that fits the scene according to the video scenes or the directors wishes.
In the second part Nelson covered several aspects of the criteria involved in deciding when the music fits the scene and when doesn't and some ways to determine if the music its suitable to the given scene. Nelson also shared some of his previous works and explained his specific approach.
Guillermo Cepeda is an orchestrator, music sequencer, composer, arranger, and a professor at USFQ. He has a Master´s Degree in Scoring for Film, TV, and Videogames in Berklee Valencia.
Nelson Garcia is composer, artist, arranger, musician, and a professor at USFQ. He has studies in Berklee College of Music and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin.
Written By: Eduardo Yánez