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Award-winning composer, Chris First teaches you how to build a MIDI-based system by taking you on a tour through his own studio.  He then walks you through his step-by-step approach to scoring a scene from the movie, “Clone.” Go inside the composer’s world and learn the process of how music is properly used to enrich a scene. Learn how to work with a composer and the composer’s process of writing original music for a movie.


  • 18:23 guide that walks you through the process of scoring a scene
  • Complete resource guide


  • What types of equipment are needed to build a MIDI system
  • The cost of building a MIDI system
  • How MIDI works
  • How to approach the scoring a of a scene
  • Demonstration of how a scene is scored
 "Jason proves that top-notch production values are within the reach of anyone who has ever dreamt of making his own movie. You’ll learn far more about filmmaking with this practical, thorough and meticulously organized site than you ever will watching "Project Greenlight." Jason knows what he’s talking about, because he’s actually done it!"
   - Steve Skrovan, Executive Producer,
         Everybody Loves Raymond