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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.

His music is legendary, his thoughts on the process are insightful. Thank you for creating this series and posting it at an affordable price point.

The excitement of hearing Hans talk is making me no want to stop this lessons. I'm so glad I'm taking his class.

Inspiring .... made me realize I'm not doing enough , wasting to much time

this class reminded me of the importance of telling your story...through music, writing, long as its yours


A fellow student

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.

A fellow student

Very great master classes given by Teacher Zimmer. Thanks a lot. I will keep repeat listening to all the lessons, in order to deepen my knowledge and insights of film song writings. Appreciate so much to all the efforts done by the supporting team as well. Once I find somebody knows how to transform my works from MP3 to MP4, I will send to Teacher Zimmer. Proud to be one of HZ's compose students.

A fellow student

I thoroughly enjoyed Hans’ MasterClass sessions. For me the best part was listening to Hans’ enthusiasm and passion. His words inspired and encouraged me to continue to play and explore the music I enjoy merely for its own sake and for the simple fact that I love music. It was as if Hans was echoing many of the emotions and feelings I have that I’ve never been able to express. He has been a favorite composer of mine since I’ve first heard his scores and I feel like I’ve had the great privilege to get to know Hans a little better. I wish I had heard this 30 years ago when I was a kid and dreamed of making a life in music. I’m not sure if he will ever read this but I want to say thank you Hans for taking the time to share with all of us. I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it.

Jessie Y.

Hans Zimmer's Masterclass made me realize that sometimes, a complete set of soundtrack with crappy-sounding libraries telling the story can sound & move the audience a lot better than a professional-sounding music with no story to tell at all. And as I work with better equipment, I'm losing my own storytelling. Hans' stories and inspirations made me realize that I should again find my own story to tell with others through music. Thank you, Mr. Zimmer for this incredible lesson.

Markus O.

Thx, 2! I already did what you recommended and started writing again, but I thought it’s more clever to spare some time listing to you and save some time in making other mistakes like you did ;) Danke !!!

Yousef B.

Thank you hanszimmer for an inspiring Masterclass on film scoring. From the first Chapter to the last one, what you shared about your journey in composing was captivating and truly inspiring. There is a point that I relate to, which is to never let a budget limit our creativity. This came just in time to reassure me that I’m on the right track in my composing and arranging career.

Noah M.

I have fled to play my guitar many times during this class. You are a true inspiration to me Mr. Zimmer. Us musicians speak to human nature. That is why I believe we will always be needed and wanted after the highest sky rise is built. We are doctors who operate on the human soul.


Just ended up on last two classes after seeing a couple of early ones. Hans, thanks! Love what you said about great talents working hard and doing things secretly that they were advised not to do! So clever but strong too! This is a wonderfully told story.