The 2014 Slaight Family Music Lab Residents

David Leyes

The Slaight Family Music Lab

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2014 Slaight Music Residency Showcase
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Slaight Music Residency is a creative and business initiative for composers and songwriters. It encourages the complete integration of music creators into the onscreen process while offering unique business opportunities to increase the use of Canadian music in film and TV. 

By providing you with advanced knowledge on how to effectively translate your musical talent to onscreen applications, we will help develop, package and launch your unique musical vision.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Nominations Open: April 6, 2015
  • Nominations Close: June 12, 2015
  • Application Deadline: June 19, 2015
  • Selections: June 2015 - July 2015
  • Program Start Date: September 28, 2015
  • Program End Date: June 30, 2016

PROGRAM DESIGN

This is a part-time nine-month program for composers and songwriters that balances artistic expression and creative collaboration with current market demands.

Core Components
  • Enhancing story through music
  • Expanding onscreen work
  • Elevating craft and collaborative skills
  • Building career and business strategies
Outcomes
  • Increases a music creator’s onscreen musical knowledge and skills
  • Brokers countless creative and business opportunities by offering you access to international mentors, creative advisors and industry professionals
  • Inspires creativity and a deeper understanding of the relationship between music and film and TV through high-level case studies and workshops
  • Delivers a series of complex onscreen music exercises and opportunities
  • Expands your reel
  • Builds opportunities to showcase your talent on screen and positions you for work in the screen entertainment industry

The Slaight Music Residency begins with a practical, multi-week bootcamp consisting of workshops and master classes with top music and onscreen professionals, as well as business and technical experts.

In addition to your initial intensive training, the Slaight Music Residency is a part-time program bringing composers and songwriters together for workshopping opportunities and collaborations with other disciplines.

Enhancing Story through Music

These sessions will immerse you in the creative process examining storytelling from both a visual and musical perspective. You will work with established songwriters, composers and music supervisors in tandem with onscreen storytellers including directors, editors and producers.

Expanding Onscreen Work

The program offers composers and songwriters a number of opportunities to increase their body of onscreen work. These range from internal production exercises to larger-scale promotional pieces that serve as both exercises and showcases for your content.

Elevating Craft and Collaborative Skills

Intensive workshops and sessions will develop your abilities to create effective score and songs and to explore best practices within your respective crafts.

Building Career and Business Strategies

The program expands your professional networks and builds your professional portfolio and collateral.


ELIGIBILITY

Designed for composers and songwriters with a strong creative voice and desire to collaborate, the Slaight Music Residency will help you expand your range and profile of onscreen music.

To apply, composers must have scored at least two of the following: a feature, short film or commercial, or a drama, documentary or lifestyle television program. Songwriters must have written a minimum of two commercially exploited songs in film, television, commercials or released by a record label or have a publishing contract. Both composers and songwriters must have experience working with Logic Pro.

Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


For any additional questions concerning The Slaight Family Music Lab and the Slaight Music Residency, please email Alaina McGravey at amcgravey@cfccreates.com.


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ELIGIBILITY

Designed for composers and songwriters with a strong creative voice and desire to collaborate, the Slaight Music Residency will help you expand your range and profile of onscreen music.

To apply, composers must have scored at least two of the following: a feature, short film or commercial, or a drama, documentary or lifestyle television program. Songwriters must have written a minimum of two commercially exploited songs in film, television, commercials or released by a record label or have a publishing contract. Both composers and songwriters must have experience working with Logic Pro.

Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

We are committed to equity and inclusion, and welcome and encourage applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from applicants living with disabilities.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Important Dates:

Nominations Open: April 6, 2015
Nominations Close: June 12, 2015
Application Deadline: June 19, 2015
Selections: June 2015 - July 2015
Program Start Date: September, 2015
Program End Date: June 2016


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must be nominated by an established songwriter, professional or gold member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, established film, television, documentary director, producer, showrunner, music supervisor or music executive.

The nominator must email the contact information of the composer or songwriter they are nominating to: music@cfccreates.com

The CFC will follow-up with the composer or songwriter via email and forward the online application instructions.


Application Requirements:

1. Must be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada

2. Letter of intent: A one-page description outlining what you hope to achieve by attending the Slaight Music Residency, both within the program and after, including your thoughts about the particular skills you would like to improve and how you plan to do so during the program.

3. Link to view your Demo Reel online: Your reel should demonstrate your range and talent. It should contain a variety of complete scenes from feature or short films, television programs, or commercials. Unless submitting a feature film, please keep the total running time to under 45 minutes.

4. Resume

5. Reference Letters (2 maximum): From anyone who is familiar with your musical ability. Letters should emphasize your proven commitment to your craft. Letters should be addressed to "Slaight Music Residency Selection Committee".


SELECTION PROCESS

A selection committee comprised of industry professionals from across Canada and key program staff will review your application.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by phone; applicants who are not shortlisted will be notified by email.

The CFC will set up in-person interviews with shortlisted applicants.

If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place in July.

The interview is intended to clarify each applicant’s expectations and assist the committee in determining which candidates will best contribute to and benefit from the program’s design.


TUITION

There is no tuition for the 2015 Slaight Music Residency

2014 Slaight Music Residency Showcase

These music Showcases are produced cinematic works based on an original score or song created by our 2013 Slaight Music Residents. Filmed in a single day, these Showcase pieces celebrate the distinct talent of our songwriters and composers and illustrate how music brings life to the moving image.


Thank You to Our 2013 Mentors & Guests

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Jeff Wolpert |  Holly Davidson VFX



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