“WORKFLOW” – June 17-19, 2022 on ZOOM
with Anne-Kathrin DERN

HMW proudly presents Anne-Kathrin Dern’s interactive course

“How to start and finish a project successfully.”

Course schedule : 9am – 1pm PT / 18h – 22h CEST

Kathrin Elisabeth Dern (*July 30, 1987) is a German film composer and CEO of e-Quality Music Productions LLC, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She is mostly known for her scores to the animated Netflix Original Fearless (2020), the Netflix Christmas movie The Claus Family (2020), Disney’s Four Enchanted Sisters (2020), and SONY’s Help I Shrunk My Parents (2018), as well as her collaborations with Klaus Badelt, most notably on the animated movie Leap! (2016) and the iGG video games Castle Clash (2019), Lords Mobile (2018), and Galaxy Mobile (2020). Dern also contributed music to both seasons of ABC’s musical comedy series Galavant (2015-2016), as well as Microsoft’s HALO V: Guardians (2015), and wrote additional arrangements for Warner Bros. Ocean’s 8 (2018).
She has collaborated with and assisted composers such as Christopher Lennertz, Alan Menken, Steve Jablonsky, Ryan Shore, William Ross, and Pinar Toprak.
Oscar Senén is member of the Hollywood Music film Scoring Academy and Workshop 2022
 Additionally, she has interned at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions and was a selected participant of the 2016 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. Dern’s most recent releases include the comedy-adventure sequel Help, I Shrunk My Friends (2021), the Hallmark romance Her Pen Pal (2021), and the Hallmark drama One Summer (2021). She is currently completing her work on the horror movies Devil (2021) and Have.Hold.Take (2021), and the Netflix sequel The Claus Family 2 (2021). Additionally, she has been signed to write the score for the WWI drama The Last Front (2021), starring Iain Glen and Sasha Luss

Course schedule : 9am – 1pm PT / 18h – 22h CEST

About the course

Day 1:

• Introduction
• Finding thematic material
• Presenting ideas to filmmakers
• Expanding themes / creating variations using different composition and orchestration techniques
• Templates
• Interactive task assignment
Q & A

Day 2:
• Workflow, from spotting to final mix delivery (present real-life examples)

o Spotting session and cue sheet
o Admin tasks (NDAs, contracts, bookings, etc.)
o Cue assignment and team management
o Scoring to picture / mockups (Cubase)
o Orchestration prep and MIDI cleanup (Cubase)
o Orchestration, proof-reading, copying, librarian work (Sibelius)
o Orchestra contracting and stage booking
o Stem printing (Cubase)
o Session Prep (Pro Tools) and engineer meetings
o Recording and conducting
o Q & A

Day 3:

o Take editing (Pro Tools)
o Mixing and Mix Print (Pro Tools)
o Dub Delivery for final mix (Pro Tools)
o PRO Cue Sheets and accounting
o Review of interactive task and feedback