Seattle has become a go-to place for film scoring
Sunday, May 6, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- Thanks to a film scoring program at the Seattle Film Institute, plus local labor and cost considerations, Seattle has become a hotbed of film and video-game scoring.
Scoring is the process of composing music for all manner of media, from movies and video games to TV series and commercials. A successful score helps define characters and scenes, just as costumes evoke a period film or dialogue sustains a drama.
The Seattle Times (http://is.gd/HQa97M ) reports Emmy Award-winning composer Hummie Mann began teaching students to write music for movies in 1997, a year after moving to Seattle from Los Angeles.
His began at Bellevue Community College, and later started the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. Last September, that program merged with the Seattle Film Institute to create one of the first certification programs of its kind.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com