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MUS 468/568-01
Scoring for Film and Video
Fall Semester, 2014
MWF 10:10 to11:00 AM, Coulter 374

Instructor: Dr. Bruce H. Frazier, Coulter 254, 828-227-2400 (office), 227-2733 (studio)
Office hours: As posted, and by appointment
Email address: bfrazier@email.wcu.edu
Web address: http://paws.wcu.edu/bfrazier/
Link to Blackboard: https://online2.wcu.edu/

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 8:30-11:00 AM, Coulter 374

"Complete Guide to Film Scoring " (2010), 2nd Edition, by Richard Davis
Rental from the University Bookstore

We recommend Audio Technical ATH-M2X "open ear" headphones.
Available in the bookstore or online at http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATHM2X/

Software Resources
"Finale," software manual from Coda Music Software.
Manual available as a PDF file on the computers in the Music Tech Classroom, CO 374
"Digital Performer," software manual from Mark of the Unicorn
Available for use in the Music Tech Classroom, CO 374

Grading System

A = 93-100
A- = 90-92
B+ = 88, 89
B = 82-87
B-  = 80, 81
C+ =78, 79
C = 72-77
C- = 70, 71
D+ = 68, 69
D = 62-67
D- = 60, 61
F = below 60
(Plus + and minus - are not applied to graduate gardes.)

Graded Elements

Participation 10%
Quizzes & Worksheets 30%
Projects 40% 
Exams 20%

Project Grading Rubric

A - Outstanding
B - Good
C - Average
 D - Poor
F - Unacceptable
Effective, creative composition, appropriately underscoring the drama and in appropriate synch with the images. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the software and tools involved in the process Generally effective composition. Demonstrates a clear understanding of the process. Some minor errors. Adequate composition. Demonstrates a basic knowledge of the tools and procedures. Some obvious errors. This grade level is NOT acceptable for graduate students. Weak composition. Out of synch. Inappropriate underscoring of the picture Serious or persistent errors. Did not complete. Unable to demonstrate the function of tools and proper procedures of scoring.

Music Tech Classroom Hours (Coulter 374)
(Subject to change)

7:00-10:00 P

11:00 A-3:00 P

7:00-10:00 P
7:00-10:00 P

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