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.
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.