The Definite Guide To Composing, Orchestrating And Producing Massive Trailer Music

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Learn The Art Of Producing
Massive Trailer Music

And Getting It On The Big Cinema Screen

Embark on an 8-Module journey taking you through everything you need to know to start writing music for major Hollywood trailer campaigns.

Learn the ins and outs of orchestral, sound design and hybrid trailer music, and master practical techniques for each style. From composition and orchestration to sound design, mixing and mastering – the course will help you meet the demands of the high industry standards.

Get exclusive insights from experienced industry professionals such as composers, publishers, and editors, and learn about the business side of the game to kickstart your epic journey as a trailer composer.

Learn The Art Of Producing
Massive Trailer Music

And Getting It On The Big Cinema Screen

Embark on an 8-Module journey taking you through everything you need to know to start writing music for major Hollywood trailer campaigns.

Learn the ins and outs of orchestral, sound design and hybrid trailer music, and master practical techniques for each style. From composition and orchestration to sound design, mixing and mastering – the course will help you meet the demands of the high industry standards.

Get exclusive insights from experienced industry professionals such as composers, publishers, and editors, and learn about the business side of the game to kickstart your epic journey as a trailer composer.

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Creating a trailer cue from scratch
  • The different fields, types and styles of Trailer Music
  • Finding fresh, unique and grabbing ideas
  • Approaches working with strings, brass, choir, rhythms and more
  • Using sound design elements and trailer FX
  • Mastering Orchestral, Sound Design and Hybrid trailer music creation
  • Practical techniques for composing, orchestrating and arranging through simplified music theory
  • Mixing and mastering a trailer cue
  • Using essential tools and mixing plugins, from a professional mix engineer
  • Exclusive insights from trailer music publishers, composers and editors
  • And much more!

What You Get in the Course

  • 8 Modules covering the full process of creating a massive trailer music track
  • New Module Unlocked Every Week
  • Weekly Assignments to Accelerate Learning
  • Over 6 Hours of In-Depth Video Content
  • Trailer SFX Sample Pack
  • Lifetime Access
  • Access to VIP FB Group
  • Free Course Updates
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Fundamental Skills

Learn all the crucial skills a trailer composer needs, from crafting signature sounds, to the trailer format, and achieving a professional sound.

Exclusive Insights

Gain valuable insights from publishers, composers and supervisors with years in the business.

Specialized Techniques

Dive into practical ways to handle strings, brass, choirs and SFX when working with trailers, and take your cues to a new level.

Mixing and Mastering Walkthroughs

Learn the keys to a solid mix and master, as we walk you through the production of a massive trailer cue.

3 Track Creation Breakdowns

Watch as we dissect and analyze cues in the three primary styles most commonly used in trailer music: Orchestral, Sound Design and Hybrid.

Essential Tools

Dive into essential and valuable tools and techniques that will help you excel to a new level with your trailer music production.

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Course Instructors
8
Course Modules
115
Total Lessons
437
Mins. of Video Content

COURSE MODULES

COURSE MODULES

Module 1: Introduction To Trailer Music

We will start off the course by being introduced to the world of trailer music, what it is and the different terminologies.

This module will aim at teaching you the first things you need to know in order to get started on your journey to becoming a professional trailer music composer.

What we will learn in the first module of this course:

  • What Trailer Music is (and isn’t!)
  • The different types of trailersand spots
  • Genres, styles and types of trailer music
  • Knowing and understanding SFX in trailer music
  • Using edit points and SFX combos
  • Analyzing trailers and their music
  • The importance of breaks and how to incorporate them

This will set you up for the coming modules where we start to actually write and produce trailer music.

Module 2: Fundamentals Of Trailer Music
Module 2: Fundamentals Of Trailer Music

Arguably the most important module of this course, we are going to dive in-depth into the main fundamentals that trailer music composers use to create their music.

We will start by looking at the common trailer music track structure. Once we know it, we can start tinkering away at some ideas for our track and be well on our way to create a finished track.

We’ll be covering:

  • How to start your track
  • The main methods for continuing and taking the track further
  • How to test out different ideas and layer sounds
  • Organizing the stems of the track
  • Using synths together with the orchestra
  • Adding percussion and rhythmic elements
  • Finishing up the track structure and creating an outro

Furthermore we will dive into some more simplified music theory to help you orchestrate, compose and arrange your music better.

You’ll learn about Harmony & Chords, Melody & Counter-Melody, and we’ll also look at how to write for:

  • Brass
  • Strings
  • Choir
  • Rhythmic Elements

This will truly let you grasp the fundamentals of writing a track as a whole, and learn how to incorporate and implement them in your own trailer music.

Module 3: Orchestral Trailer Music
Module 3: Orchestral Trailer Music

Once we have gone through the main fundamentals of creating trailer music, we will dive into more specific fields and genres, and in Module 3: Orchestral Trailer Music we’ll be using the orchestra and choirs more prominently.

In this module:

  • Main features and stylistic choices for orchestral trailer music
  • A full walkthrough of how an orchestral track is built and layered
  • The structure of an orchestral track
  • Using high-pitched instruments
  • Layering strings, brass and more
  • Achieving a trailerish sound vs a realistic sound
Module 4: Sound Design Trailer Music
Module 4: Sound Design Trailer Music

In this module, we’ll dive further into sound design trailer music and look at some of the main approaches.

We will look at:

  • Main features and stylistic choices for sound design trailer music
  • A full walkthrough of a sound design trailer cue
  • Working with synths
  • Finding and using sample sources
  • Braams Sound creation
  • Hits Sound creation
  • Ping Sound creation
Module 5: Hybrid Trailer Music
Module 5: Hybrid Trailer Music

This module is all about merging the orchestral style with the sound design, and bringing out the best of these two worlds of trailer music.

What we will be learning:

  • Main features and stylistic choices for hybrid trailer music
  • A full walkthrough of a hybrid track
  • How to layer and expand percussion to make them huge
  • Creating a thunderous trailer sound
  • How to trailerfy your strings
  • Odd trailer music styles

This is the last of the style modules and after these three you will have gotten a deeper understanding into what goes into each of the major styles.

Module 6: Mixing & Mastering
Module 6: Mixing & Mastering

In the sixth module, we are going to mix and master a track.

We will learn what goes into the fundamental mixing mindsets and workflows, specific tools and programs, and more.

This is of course applicable on all music production, but we will be focusing on the trailer sound.

Here’s what we’ll go through:

  • Mixing a full track
  • Organizing stems
  • Leveling and Panning
  • Equalizing (EQ)
  • Compression
  • Reverbs and processing them
  • How to get a massive sound
  • Using specific techniques like side-chaining
  • Giving punch to elements like percussion
Module 7: The Business Of Trailer Music
Module 7: The Business Of Trailer Music

To be a financially successful trailer music composer, understanding the different parts of the industry is crucial.

While most composers just want to make the music, and not having to deal with anything business-related, it is still a great idea to understand the different components and aspects of the industry.

In this 7th module of the course, we’ll learn:

  • What working as a trailer music composer is like
  • How much money you can make
  • The digital nomad lifestyle
  • Working freelance vs in-house
  • Creating a great portfolio
  • How good you need to be to get placements
  • Contracts
  • Reaching out to publishers
  • And more
Module 8: Insights From The Industry
Module 8: Insights From The Industry

In the 8th and last module of this course, you will be gaining insights from professionals in the industry.

You will learn from highly skilled and professional composers, trailer house directors, trailer editors and trailer music publishers.

The insights here are exclusive to Evenant, and will keep growing as we receive more guidance from amazing professionals in the industry.

Bonus Module
Bonus Module

Productivity tips, staying on top of your game, and getting the most out of learning how to become a professional trailer music composer. Tips and advice in this bonus module!

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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Mathieu Hallouin | Course Author

Mathieu Hallouin is a mixing engineer, trailer music publisher and musician based in Le Mans, France. His intensive work as a supervisor with L.A. based labels such as Dos Brains has lead him and his companies to gain widespread recognition in the trailer music industry, landing music in campaigns such as Avengers, Captain America, Maze Runner, and more.

Tim Stoney | Course Author

Tim Stoney is a trailer music composer and orchestrator based in the UK. Having worked for years as an orchestrator for Video Games Live and freelancing, he began his trailer music career working with Dos Brains. Tim has since worked with other companies such as Epic Score and Cavalry Music. Tim’s music can be heard in the campaigns for Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Venom, Call of Duty: WWII and more.

Walid Feghali | Evenant Co-Founder

As a Swedish award-winning composer, concept artist, mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, Walid has always been dedicated to trying new fields of study, exploring, creating, travelling and collaborating. This has lead him to compose orchestral film scores for feature films and games, trailer music placements in many Hollywood campaigns such as Independence Day 2, Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, creating concept art for the same industry, a mechanical engineering degree, and more.