By Mark Svendsen | Posted on February 21st, 2019
Score IT! is back for another year welcoming students from across the state to put their film composition skills to the ultimate test. This free to enter competition challenges students in a practical environment, offering real world experience by preparing an original composition to accompany a short animation film.
Music transforms a film’s narrative, enchanting and captivating the audience and Score IT! allows students to let their creativity run wild. Score IT! offers students an educational stepping stone to hone their skills and gain invaluable industry experience.
The animation films are prepared by Griffith Film School and are offered for three categories.
ScoreIT! Junior (Years 7-10)
Score IT! Senior (Years 11-12)
Score IT! Plus (Years 7-12)
Based on year level, students compete in either Score IT! Junior or Senior by composing and recording a soundtrack using instruments of their choice. The more challenging Score IT! Plus is open to all secondary students, requiring composition for specific instruments and submission of a written score.
Entrants are judged by an expert panel including Katie Noonan, and award-winning screen composer and orchestrator, Cameron Patrick, known for orchestrating films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming for Marvel, Star Trek Into Darkness for Paramount; and Jurassic World for Universal; as well as industry leaders from Griffith Film School and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
Score IT! finalists will be invited to take part in a workshop program in Brisbane from 24th to 26th July with composition workshops and masterclasses led by senior lecturers and practitioners from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and a half day workshop with top video and digital school, Queensland School of Film and TV. Our Score IT! Plus winner will receive an extra composition workshop, a recording session and have their winning score performed at the Awards Ceremony by students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Score IT! finalists will receive some great prizes, including professional recording equipment.
For regional finalists, travel and accommodation costs will be covered by Queensland Music Festival to bring the selected student and a guardian to Brisbane for the July Score IT! activities outlined here.
The program launches 29 January 2019 with entries closing 24 May 2019.
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Image Credit:Queensland Music Festival