The Complete Film Composer

Online Score To Picture Program

A comprehensive program that will train you in the craft and business practices of a successful film and tv composer, we will train you from the ground up!

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Half Price Summer Sale On Our Beginner/Intermediate Course!

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Cost Effective

Film Score Seminar is the most comprehensive and real-world film scoring training at a fraction of the cost of a music degree!

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Real World Assignments

In The Complete Film Composer program we give you 10 score to picture assignments. This sets you up with a nice portfolio to show clients.

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Step-By-Step Instruction

We hold you by the hand every step of the way in the film composing industry to start a business from the ground up.

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Do You Struggle With:

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Inconsistent income with your music?

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Figuring out how to do music full time?

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Understanding the technical and musical foundations of film and tv scoring?

The Complete Film Composer

The surefire way to earn a living in the music industry, without ever having to leave your home, tour, sell merch, sell beats, or rely on streams.

This program is the most comprehensive real-world film scoring training at a fraction of the cost of a music degree!

Step One

Learn the history and foundation of film composing, and how to score like the pros.

Step Two

We will take you step-by-step as you complete 10 score-to-picture assignments that will become your example work to show clients.

Step Three

Market, pitch, and win film placements. Now you are making residual income from your music.

What Am I Going To Learn?

In this program, you will learn to compose music for film and television, which you could even use for video games as well. You’ll gain experience through a series of real-world assignments that focus on the skills required to succeed in this career.

We’ll take you from beginner to pro. Along the way, we’ll keep you on track with the latest industry techniques so you can stay one step ahead!

We’ll give you the tools and confidence to take your craft to the next level. Whether you’re a brand new composer just starting out, or a professional working composer, we’ve got the knowledge to help you grow. And of course, we offer ongoing support for all of our students and professionals.

Get started today and join The Complete Film Composer!

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The Complete Film Composer Outline

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Film Scoring Overview

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We will breakdown important terminology and common Film/TV lingo.

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Critical exercises on the psychology of music.

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Devices and techniques that make film score music different from other music.

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You will learn about different styles and genres of film and TV music.

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Differences in film score sounds over time, and how past score and current score is important to listen to and be aware of.




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Deep dive orchestration with David Shipps and individual lessons.

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Intro to orchestration.

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What is orchestration?
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Working with an orchestrator.
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What to expect when recording live.


Instrument Deep Dive

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Individual orchestral lessons.

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Lessons from masters on every essential orchestral instrument in the modern orchestra.

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Flute, Oboe & English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba.
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Template Building

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How to manage and build a scoring template in your DAW.
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Basic orchestral mixing techniques.
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Optimizing all your sounds.
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Best practices for navigating sample libraries.
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Midi Mockups & Controllers

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Mastering controller techniques
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Usage of cc controllers

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You will learn about different styles and genres of film and TV music.

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Expression maps to have ultimate realism and control of sample libraries.

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Computer Technology For Scoring

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How to optimize and build a scoring rig.

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Disk speed.

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Building a computer.

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Optimizing your computer.

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Best practices.


Sound Design

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Sound design techniques.

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Music Business

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Music business

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How to get work in film and tv

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NEW right now opportunities

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The mindset of the successful composer

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Score To Picture Assignments

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10 projects in different styles that you can practice and use to get gigs

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Genres include: Action, Suspense, Romantic Comedy, Horror, Trailers, TV Commercials, Sports, Supernatural Thriller, Kids Comedy, Montage.

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Top Instructors With Real World Experience

Hi, I’m Michael Whittaker, and as a full-time film composer, I’ve scored over 300 TV shows and movies, including The Power RangersThe Ninja TurtlesThe New Addams Family, and many others. I have also licensed hundreds of songs and cues for film and advertising worldwide.

I have assembled an incredible teaching team of working orchestrators, musicians, and technology experts for this course. All of the teaching team are involved in large scale film scoring projects and have many years of real world experience.

Chances are, you found this and are interested in learning more about film scoring and unlocking your creative potential outside of just playing gigs or producing tracks for artists. I can’t wait to help you on your journey and bring out the potential in your music, and train you to be a SUCCESS!

The Complete Film Composer will help you achieve your goals by training you about the amazing world of music for film from the ground up. This program is MASSIVE, and frankly, much of it isn’t even adequately covered in a university program.


Real World Feedback & Live Group Training With Michael Whittaker

We Will Support You Along The Way
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Live Group Training

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Cue Feedback

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Weekly Training Sessions Via Zoom

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Encouraging Student Community

2 Programs:

Which one is right for you?

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The Complete Film Composer

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5 month Film Scoring Intensive/Mentorship

Pricing & Plans

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Over 25 hours of training

One time fee



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Starting Jan 15 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

No matter where you are in your musical journey, you can start this program.

All you need is a computer or laptop, a DAW (Like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Etc.) and an introductory sample library that you can purchase for as little as $29!

This program is all about learning the Art of the Score, influencing the audience’s emotions, and creating the perfect music that serves the film.

While you will be learning how to make the most incredible mockups with samples, the most important thing to know is how to create music that augments the scene.

You can grow in your sound libraries but The Complete Film Composer will make you a better composer. People who have taken my class have started out with little film scoring knowledge and are now scoring real-world projects and MAKING MONEY!

University programs at Berklee, UCLA, USC, etc., are tens of thousands of dollars!

This content is not just for beginners. It is comprehensive enough, even for more experienced musicians.

A university degree can be great, but no one will ever ask you for it in the real world. Many people take this program to prepare for university coursework.

University programs are often light on the real-world business training, and what the cutting-edge technology and samples are.

I have taken a look at several celebrity-composer training and masterclasses. While they may be inspiring, and have some great points, there is a huge problem!

With other online film scoring programs, you watch and listen. With The Complete Film Composer, you will actually be scoring real-world scenes.

Learning by doing is the best!

We have filmed many scenes to teach you scoring in various genres such as action, romantic, suspense, comedy, etc.

This course covers the entire orchestra, the technology of scoring, and the business of being a composerThis program has over 20 hours of content and training!

You are learning from a respected, successful working composer with two decades of experience!

Learn in a supportive and encouraging environment no matter what your level! Get real, honest feedback on your cues.
Go at your own pace – the program works with your schedule.
We teach you how to go out and MAKE MONEY!

The Complete Film Composer is a fraction of the cost of a University program.

While reading music is awesome, there are many, many SUPER SUCCESSFUL and CREATIVE film composers that don’t. Start this journey where you are. In other words, I encourage you to begin that process, but it is not at all necessary for you to benefit from this program.
The Complete Film Composer is a go-at-your-own-pace program! I encourage students to be writing every day, but this is definitely something you can work through in your spare time! Or you can dive into it with all you’ve got to accelerate your success!
This program offers an encouraging environment that will foster your ultimate success in film scoring. At the same time, I will provide you with honest feedback and won’t sugarcoat areas I think you can improve on, but I will also coach you and make sure your cues are on track. You will even be able to see some of your colleagues’ music for the same scenes (anonymously, so no pressure!). My goal is to make you competitive in the real world. It is an absolute game-changer in learning!
Yes! The best way to learn is by doing. We have over 10 real world score-to-picture assignments, covering many genres.
We currently accept PayPal and major credit cards. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase the course.
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Is There A Guarantee?

Once you start film composing, I’m confident you’ll love the program and all that it teaches you to do. That’s why I’m offering you a 30-day guarantee. If you complete and show me least 3 score to picture assignments and don’t agree that this is the best way to to learn film scoring –  just email me for a prompt and cheerful refund. This program is comprehensive and not a try to buy course but intended to create results for people who put in the effort.

I know you will love it so order now!


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