Oceanside CA— “Deconstructing a Film Score” workshop by Emmy-winning film composer Larry Groupé will take place as part of 5th annual Oceanside International Film Festival from 1:00 pm to 2:25 pm, Saturday, August 15, at the Community Rooms of Oceanside Public Library, downtown branch, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (across the street from Star Theatre and during the break from Star Theatre screenings).
The workshop is a presentation about the artistic and dramatic process of creating original music for motion pictures. It is designed for participants from all musical walks of life looking to augment their knowledge of the field and enhance their compositional skills in the unique art of writing music to picture. It also covers the challenges of both obtaining business opportunities in the entertainment field and then executing the task through a work process. Q&A with the audience will be part of the discussion.
All proceeds from this event will be used to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors (not just from Oceanside but from throughout North County San Diego) pursuing artistic and performing arts degrees, and to organize more quality events in this city.
A graduate of the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific, Larry Groupé went on to earn his Masters of Music in Composition at the University of California at San Diego. His work credits are numerous. Larry created the score for Straw Dogs directed by Rod Lurie starring James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgård. He also composed the score for Nothing but the Truth starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon and Alan Alda. He wrote the score for The Contender starring Joan Allen, Gary Oldman and Jeff Bridges. The Contender received two Academy® Award nominations. He composed the music for Mike Binder’s comedy series, The Mind of the Married Man, on HBO, as well as Man About Town starring Ben Affleck.
Larry also enjoyed special recognition for his score of Deterrence, a doomsday thriller starring Kevin Pollack and Timothy Hutton. Larry has two Emmy awards to his credit for best documentary score Jonas Salk: Personally Speaking, and Residue a short subject film about the US early involvement in Cambodia. He was also nominated for a primetime Emmy as composer of best original score for ABC’s drama series, Line of Fire. His fourth most recent Emmy® Award nomination is for Best Original Score for the feature film “Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story”.
Tickets for “Deconstructing a Film Score” workshop, $10 per person, are now on sale on OIFF’s website. For tickets, complete schedule of ALL 75 FILMS, screening of Guest Feature Film “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” with its creator present, go to www.osidefilm.org