Clips & Scoring Competitions
The Cook | FILM | JUL 2023
Indie Film Music Contest 2023
Tadeo Jones 3 | ANIMATION | APR 2023
ScoreLive London Competition 2023
Lost in Time | ANIMATION | JAN 2023
Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2023
Activities of Daily Living | FILM | FEB 2023
The Cue Tube Film Production Contest
Agent 327 | ANIMATION | JAN 2023
Indie Film Music Contest Winter '22 (FA: 24/02)
⭐ Placement: 30th ⭐
Genus Panthera | DOCUMENTARY | NOV 2022
The Cue Tube and Music Weeklies scoring challenge
It was a pleasure to score this beautiful film, mainly due to the strong emotions involved. As a first step, as I always do with scoring competitions, I performed a detailed "spotting session" and came up with a thematic set and sound palette for some key concepts: home, fear and panic, the idea of the "research" of a "cure", taking care of somebody with love. Once these ideas were fixed, the music and orchestration flowed naturally over the course of an afternoon.
I am honored to have been selected as part of the TOP 10 composers (9th finalist) among more than 100 international ones. Proud to have represented Italy at this valuable initiative by Megaron Athens Concert Hall.
Scored Video Clip
Klaus | ANIMATION | FEB 2022
ScoreLive London Film Scoring Competition - https://www.scorelive.london/
Re-scoring this scene, taken from the wonderful animated film Klaus, was very rewarding, because it is a scene that mixes some of the most emotionally rich elements of the art of making film music: action, thrilling, love, comedy, drama, fear and hope. From an aesthetic point of view, I wanted to use the full orchestra preferring a classic style, which in my opinion was well suited to the historical context of the setting of the story narrated. In this case I wanted to create a musical sequence at constant BPM, i.e. keeping the tempo unchanged, conceptually as if to imply a continuous and unstoppable (immutable) flow of the chase on the sled: the real logistical difficulty was therefore to identify an adequate tempo, that harmonized well the various passages of the entire scene.
Sprite Fright | ANIMATION | JAN 2022
Score Relief Film Scoring Competition - https://thecuetube.com/
It was fun to re-score this film. One important step in the process has been to establish the "sound" of the tiny magical hard-working sprites creatures: 5 contrabass trombones and bassoon, french horns, violas & xhylophone. For the night battle, I used the same chord pattern as used previously, with a minor scale to give way to the dark potential of the creatures - only sensed lightly until that moment - to evolve and explode up to a "dies irae"-like climax.
Genesis | ANIMATION | DEC 2021
Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2022 - https://www.bifsc.org/
For an animated film like this one, it is important to find the tone colors of each main character. In this case my choice has been to use woodwinds and strings pizzicato for the lizard and synthesized bells for the robot. Also the bassoon was used to described the discovery of the ancient and lush planet. Corn anglais best described the final "dramatic" choice of the robot to stay, and stare at the sunset.
2022 | Montreal International Film Scoring Competition
"Songe" is an intriguing film, which leaves lots of room for different interpretations. Though, it's very clear to me that the kind of "through the looking glass" experience is a pretext, to describe the path of the female character to discover herself, to ultimately understand the secret that lies within her. The acceptance of her duality remains intangible, in the muffled atmosphere of the snow. And it is the concept of acceptance which I have decided to support with music, in the form of a love theme.
It was a lot of fun to put this hilarious gaming-style clip to music. First of all because it allowed me to introduce some infrequent musical instruments, such as the harpsichord, and then it allowed me to insert sound elements from the rock world such as the Hammond organ, the electric piano and the use of the distorted electric guitar. and electronic drums. The light and teasing tone of the narrative was rendered in music with the alternation of more orchestral parts and more pop sequences.
Other Interesting Scoring Competitions...for the future...
Pannonia Film Scoring Competition - https://www.pannoniastudio.com/competition
World Soundtrack Awards - https://www.worldsoundtrackawards.com/education/composition-contest
Musci Cosmos Composer Competition - https://www.musiccosmos.earth/competition
Rec Change Scoring for Social Change - https://www.recchange.com/filmscoringcompetition
CAIFF California Independent Film Festival Scoring Competition - https://www.caiff.org/filmscoring
OST Original Sount Track Challenge FIlm Scoring Competition - https://www.ost-challenge.com/reglement
The Indie Gathering - http://www.theindiegathering.com/film-scoring-competition.html
Other Film Music Initiatives for consideration
Film Scoring Intensive Program, by Accademia Musicale Chigiana: https://filmscoring.chigiana.org/
Film Scoring Summer Program, Varna: https://www.filmscoringsummerprogram.com/
Film Scoring Summer Workshops, NYU: https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/programs/screen-scoring/summer-intensives/workshops/film-scoring
Hollywood Music Workshops: https://www.hollywoodmusicworkshop.com
Berklee Summer Programs: https://www.berklee.edu/summer/programs/film-scoring-program-los-angeles