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Hans Zimmer

Lesson time 1:57 min

Listen to Hans' final words as he closes out his MasterClass and as you move forward in your career.

Hans Zimmer
Teaches Film Scoring
From collaborating to scoring, Hans Zimmer teaches you how to tell a story with music in 31 exclusive video lessons.
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I hope you never to this stage, because I hope somewhere, a few hours ago you went, forget about this guy chatting to me about how to do things. I am just going to go and do things because I can't sit in this chair anymore, I got to go and do some music. Because I think that's what it all comes down to. This crazy, burning desire to get up. You've just got to bed at 4:00 in the morning when you get an idea and you get up and you rush downstairs to the piano because you now have to go and play. And it doesn't matter that you are waking up the neighbors and the police is coming around. Here's what old guys like me know. The seconds of your life are ticking away and they're better spent doing it than listening to me. And I wish you were already writing away at something. This has been a life full of music full of adventure and great conversations. This is the other thing, you get great conversations with directors. The weird thing about directors is they actually, most of them, they can tell you things that you never imagined. They can tell it to you in a way that inspires. So always listen to your directors. Thank you and good night. [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING]

Tell a story with music

Hans Zimmer didn’t see a film until he was 12 years old. Since then, he’s scored over 150 films, including Inception, The Lion King, and The Dark Knight. In his MasterClass, the self-taught Academy Award-winner teaches how he creates sounds from nothing, composes compelling character themes, and scores a movie before ever seeing it. By the end, you’ll have everything you need to start film scoring.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Inspiring, such a humble person. amazing. incredible artist

This is the most brilliant masterclass I have seen yet. I learned from Hans to take extreme responsibility in my work, among many other valuable life lessons. This course was not just about music; it was about living a good life with a valuable purpose.

Make your own story... One day I hope to work with Hans. And my story starts right now. It's everything that came before the day you write, that leads to what you write. I'm not even sure what exactly I'm saying, but I am very happy I took this class! It is inspiring to hear Hans speak and now hopefully I can go and do/write something worth other people's time.

I've learned a great deal about what being a composer is like, as well as a few techniques for creating my own music.


A fellow student

This was great! I have insights I can use for future film scoring projects. Highly recommend!

A fellow student

Thanks to Hans Zimmer and the Masterclass team for giving us this amazing opportunity to spend our seconds, minutes and hours with such a composer. I agree with Hans that our seconds are ticking away and we should go and just do it - compose. However, listening to this guy is definitely worth the wait! I am going to make myself a quick dinner now and right after, sit at the piano!

Ambrozie P.

I loved the ending :D. I'm always working while listening to masterclasses "chats".

Alexander P.

This was great and enjoyed every second of it! Very helpful as I am composing my first big feature film!

Van V.

Amazing! Truly felt like I was a part of the conversation. Riveting and hung on every word. I don't think this comment box is large enough for everything I've learned. I'll just say that I have rarely felt such inspiration than I do now by partaking in this Master Class. -VV

Tommy S.

It was an honor to being a part of this adventure together with great story teller Hans Zimmer! Thank you!

A fellow student

I completely related with Mr Zimmer's comments about "telling a story". I think this goes beyond film making, and the concept can be applied to presentations, articles, any form of communication. I do technical training, and I've always spoken about the "story arc" of the presentation... I think I got a few new ideas here. Thank you!

Dr. Monnie Chan

Our maestro teacher Hans Zimmer live concert in Hong Kong is coming on 26th September 2019. Just 12 days to go. I am going and wonder if there are any classmates I can meet?


We Love You Mr. Zimmer!!! Your Music continues to score the memories of our lives.

Sam V.

Mr. Zimmer, Your wisdom is invaluable and your time presenting this class was well spent. From one storyteller to another, Thank you. Looking forward to meeting you in L.A. in 3 years and all the best with your future projects.