Scoring For Films

Scoring for films

Level I - Base

The art of film scoring

Enhance your methodology, choose the most appropriate approach, bring into focus your goals and the process that leads to the realization of your creative vision.

This masterclass is aimed at all those who approach music composition to provide valuable information and fundamental tools for undertaking writing for images with awareness, mastery, and knowledge of the working environment, not only from a musical theoretical point of view but also from a practical and technical one. It provides insights to carry out the activity in the most correct, effective, and efficient way, also offering an overview of the entire system of relationships that involves the composer in their activity, including possible traps and likely pitfalls.

Music for films

The importance of audiovisuals in today's entertainment world, and the multitude of tools and styles used, along with their innovation, make composition for visuals increasingly at the center of attention for those who love writing music.

It becomes essential, therefore, to understand how and why to write for visuals, with which languages and codes. What are the secrets that allow us to enter the minds and hearts of people.


Start composing more beautiful and right music

The program runs for a period of 2 weeks, with 3 days of attendance in the first week and 1 day in the second. No computers or instruments are required for attendance.

Week 1
Day 1: Historical and practical insights
Day 1: Historical and practical insights
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • The evolution of film music: origins and languages

  • The working environment within today's entertainment system and the professionals involved in the production process: managing relationships with directors, editors, producers, and their actual requests and expectations

  • Introduction to copyright law, music publishing, and master ownership; evolution of the publishing industry and its relationships with film distribution, television, and streaming platforms

Day 2: The scoring tools
Day 2: The scoring tools
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • The most practical hardware for composing soundtracks in today's world: the computer, hard drives, audio interface, microphones, MIDI controllers, and keyboard

  • The softwares: the DAW (Cubase or Logic), music notation software (Sibelius or Finale), synths, virtual instruments, audio fx plug-ins

  • Optimizing writing on a sequencer

Day 3: Creation
Day 3: Creation
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Presentation of a video to be scored

  • The importance of choosing the most appropriate ensemble and sound environment for the scene to be scored

  • Overview of the most common con- ventions in film scores and the genera- tion of musical meaning

  • The stages of creating a film score, from ideation to production

  • Introduction to harmony, melody, and orchestration, and development of the mock-up on the DAW

Week 2
Day 4: Analysis
Day 4: Analysis
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Viewing, analysis, and comparison of the works together with the students, who will be encouraged to analyze the works collaboratively, under the super- vision of the instructors

  • Overview of the most common mistakes and elements that give the music a stronger connection to the scenes

  • Final analysis by the teachers


Rules and application

  • Each educational cycle admits a maximum of 6 students
  • No diploma or degree is required
  • No age or nationality limits
1 Admission

The candidate is required to pay the confirmation fee for participation, as noticed by the Tiziano Rossetti Academy during the application process

2 Enrollment

Enrollment in the course is completed with the communication of the start of the course and the advance payment of the enrollment fee as noticed by the Academy


Participation fees

The participation fee for the Masterclass “Scoring For Films - Level I: Base is a total of € 500.00 (four hundred/00) divided into two payments:

1 Participation deposit

The confirmation deposit to secure participation, which must be paid within 7 days following the communication of admission and eligibility to the course, is € 150,00 (one hundred fifty/00) and can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer.

The confirmation fee will be refunded if the course does not take place.

2 Enrollment fee

The enrollment fee, to be paid within two weeks of the communication of the start date and schedule confirmation, is € 350,00 (three hundred fifty/00) and can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer.

The confirmation fee will be refunded if the course does not take place.

Not included expenses

Expenses for transportation, food, and accommodation are not included in the participation fee and are fully the responsibility of each participant.

The Tiziano Rossetti International Music Academy can provide assistance with travel arrangements and suggest accommodations affiliated with the Academy.

The faculty

The team

The experience of those who truly work in the field is at the service of a program that focuses on sharing the real needs and requirements of those who daily deal with the industry.

Fabrizio Campanelli
Fabrizio Campanelli


Has written scores for films such as "How to Grow Up Despite Your Parents" (Walt Disney), "Just a Father", and "Fukushima: A Nuclear Story", a documentary film narrated by Willem Dafoe; he has received nominations for the "David di Donatello Award" (the Italian Academy Award) and the Nastri d'Argento awards. He has composed for many international campaigns for important brands such as Mulino Bianco, Calzedonia, and Fiat. He won the "Key Award" in 2019 with "In the Magic Wood", the soundtrack for Edison Energia's advertising campaign, and in 2012 with "Lovely On My Hand", the original song, soundtrack of Calzedonia's international campaign with Julia Roberts.

Vito Lo Re
Vito Lo Re


He has conducted over 30 operas in Italy, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Romania, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Albania, Macedonia, and Bulgaria. After composing music for nearly twenty theatrical productions, documentary scores, and primetime television shows, he has composed film scores such as Donato Carrisi's "The Girl in the Fog" starring Toni Servillo and Jean Reno, "Into the Labyrinth" starring Toni Servillo and Dustin Hoffman, "I Am the Abyss", all films with worldwide distribution. He is also an arranger and orchestrator in the pop and rock field with numerous productions to his credit with internationally renowned artists.


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"In a hundred, two hundred years from now, when they seek to understand who we were, it will be through film music that they'll discover us"

Ennio Morricone

Composer, Academy Award Winner



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