Composing for the Screen 2020

A film Scoring Mentorship Program

SANDRINE RUDAZ

Application

Statement

Dear All,

Thank you for listening to my music and for considering my application.

I am really excited about this opportunity to learn and grow as a film composer. I am always eager to learn from established composers. I believe that the excellence of your workshop, combined with my passion and potential, will bring a big step forward in my career. I am also looking forward to meeting and exchanging with five fellow emerging composers! I am convinced that this workshop will be unique and rewarding. 

​My experience so far spans a wide range of genres (comedy, horror, drama, action, sci-fi, non-fiction) and medium (feature films, TV, video games, documentaries, stage). I would like to use this workshop to empower my composing and recording skills in this new stimulating online environment. 

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Best,
Sandrine

Music

About Sandrine

Currently based in California, Swiss-French composer Sandrine Rudaz creates music for film, video games, and theatre. Recent career honors include a Jerry Goldsmith Award nomination and a Hollywood Music in Media Award. Her work for the animated film Star Bard won Best Orchestration at the 17th Garden State Film Festival.

Sandrine’s other film credits include feature films such as The Shell and Aylesbury Estate, and short films such as the award-winning Kneeling Sheep. Her work for the stage includes the French play Blanc, performed over 25 times in France and Switzerland. In 2018, she was selected to attend the SESAC Workshop with composer John Swihart (How I Met Your Mother). ​

 

Her music utilizes both her European classical piano training and American education to craft stylistically distinct soundscapes; she is at home writing for full orchestra, solo and duo settings, and all ranges in between. Sandrine holds a Master of Music in Film Composition from the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Conservatory of Lausanne in Switzerland, and further studied orchestration at Stanford University.

Studio Equipment

Computers

Mac Mini, 3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation i7, 64GB RAM

Macbook Pro, 2.9GHz Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM

Digital Audio Workstation

Logic Pro X

Mixing Software

Pro Tools

Audio Interface

iPad Mini

Korg nanoKONTROL2

Zoom R24

Microphones

Shure SM58-CN Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

Zoom H4N PRO Multitrack Reccorder

Headset

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

Midi Keyboards

Novation Launchkey 61

Studio Monitors

Mackie MRmk3

Notation Software

Finale 25

Sibelius 8

Instruments

Grand Piano Kawai KG-C1

Piano Korg SV-1 88

Acoustic Guitar D'Angelico Premier

Acoustic Ukulele Baton Rouge

Sample Instruments

Brass

EastWest

Spitfire

Choirs

8Dio

EastWest

Guitar

Native Instruments

Spitfire

Harp

Spitfire

Percussion

8Dio

Black Octopus

EastWest

Native Instruments

Saga

Soundiron

Spitfire

Piano

8Dio

Native Instruments (NI)

Soundiron

Spitfire

Strings

8Dio

Cinematic Studio

EastWest

Spitfire

Synthetizer

Heavyocity

Native Instruments (NI)

WoodwindsEastWest

Spitfire

John Swihart

Composer (How I Met Your Mother, Napoleon Dynamite)

Grammy Award Nominee

Sandrine is a marvelous composer whose musical instincts are always "dialed in" to the narrative of the film. Not only does she possess immense natural talent and broad knowledge of musical mechanics, but a discipline and focus that can bring a scene to life.

Bruce Dukov

Concertmaster Hollywood Bowl Orchestra 1991-2007

Having recorded in over 1800 motion picture soundtracks, I believe I have a good criterion for assessing composers. Sandrine has a very bright future in the film music business. She not only composes music in a very relevant style to serve the film, but she can also orchestrate and conduct her music, which many successful composers do not attempt.

Hummie Mann

Composer (Robin Hood, Thomas and the Magic Railroad)

2-time-Emmy Award Winner

Sandrine is an extremely talented composer who writes music perfectly appropriate in tone and dramatic impact.

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