Point Blank get spooky and digs into horror movie scores

Claude Ruelle shows you how to achieve maximum eerieness

Point Blank returns with another video guide, this time keeping in theme with the season (although, it is beyond Halloween now). Advanced Composition lecturer, Claude Ruelle teaches you how to score a horror film, which is a segment extracted from Point Blank’s Composing for film and TV Module. Claude began his career as a jazz guitarist, performing alongside artists such as Pierre-Alain Goualch, and went onto work in soundtracks for games such as Penguin Tales and My Time At Portia.

Claude breaks down the ideal instruments and sounds for creating dark, tense atmospheres with impacts, strings, horns and more within Logic Pro. He goes in-depth on music theory, and the elements involved in creating the most eerie soundtrack, with maximum tension. Experimenting with different effects, samples and random notes can also be a great wait to pad out your track before its urgent and explosive climax – which Claude demonstrates in the video.

There is a bonus to the video tutorial – the project files in the video are available for free download, so you can get a closer look at what’s happening in the video. Point Blank also has a freebies page dedicated to sample packs, project files, tutorials and more. The team has even composed a list of Top 5 Halloween-Themed Sample Packs, for extra shivery-samples. Point Blank has courses available if you’re interested in learning more about the subject of Composing for Film and TV and more

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