Music & Entertainment
Lesson time 1:57 min
Listen to Hans' final words as he closes out his MasterClass and as you move forward in your career.
Topics include: Final Thoughts
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]
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.
Hans Zimmer’s MasterClass - has been the most PRECISE - UNPRETENTIOUS - INSIGHTFUL - INDUSTRY LESSON to date! A ‘must see’ for any aspiring artist and accounts not only in music and film. - K. Makwarth, Screenwriter, Dop, Director, Radio producer since 1988.
A firm, yet fluid consideration for one to ponder, as to what opportunities…of notes at synthesis, lay ahead, to be introduced…to the mind in motion!
Truly inspiring from a really incredible person. I can honestly say that hearing his experiences motivated me because what I thought were my shortcomings and roadblocks were his as well. That means despite those obstacles, he was able to do what he loved... and now so will I. Thank you!
Profound insights that can be missed without re-watching, taking notes, and trying musically. Amazing and inspiring class!