Composing And Orchestrating For Dramatic Underscoring

Hi everyone! In this video tutorial I will walk you through my process of composing and orchestrating dramatic/emotional cues fit for Film and TV underscoring. By using a more intimate template of ensemble strings and winds, you can create solid mockups to support characters and events within a story; complimented by a short theme and various key changes to create harmonic movement. Let’s dive into it!
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