From Hans Zimmer's MasterClass


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

Topics include: Final Thoughts


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

Topics include: Final Thoughts

Hans Zimmer

Teaches Film Scoring

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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.

It has improved my way to create and compose music. It has improve my vision and side of the story i am about to tell musically. Thanks Maestro Hans Zimmer for all tour tricks!!

Incredible content straight from the master himself. This is a gem!!

I learned a great deal from Hans and it was an extreme gift that he participated in lending his wisdom to us up-and-coming composers. One thing that stuck with me, is it not always about technique and virtuosity that makes a great piece but it's about the passion and emotion behind the notes. many thanks!

Good words from a wise man, but I was looking for something much more specific. It felt like a long well-done introduction. Might be good for rookies.


Arafat M.

Thanks to Mr.Hans Zimmer & Master Class Team... The journey was amazing <3

Stephanie J.

I'm working on my first scoring project, and I found this to be extremely helpful! Hans's focus on Story and on conversations with the Director helped me move emphasis from fear about writing something signature to me, to writing something to engage with the film itself. I also appreciate the in-depth look at his "diaries" -- this provided a helpful roadmap for me.

Lawrence W.

Thank you for sharing and giving us a glimpse at your process and your life experience in the music industry. Also, nice outro music.

Mike S.

Thank you, Hans Zimmer and Masterclass staff. I found the class insightful, practical, and entertaining!

Carl F.

Thank you Hans! This MasterClass has been most inspiring, and I'll keep your words of wisdom with me for the rest of my life.

Kenneth S.

That... was amazing. In the end, Hans you're story and enlightening the film and music industry is very inspiring. I found myself picking up the guitar (I play jazz) just to play, and I don't feel guilty about the urge to play and write... I feel great! Lot's to review... but lot's to work on too! Hans, thank you SO much, I owe you one!

Cristiano K.

I have a particular pleasure in telling my personal experience while watching this MasterClass, in special, because Hans Zimmer is one of my most important idols, even though, until now, I only heard his songs in many of my favorite movies, and certainly, his music was probably the great factor about the experience of appreciating that scenes and stories. Until now, I have never listened to what he had to tell and teach, and it was truly amazing. When I acquired the All-Access Pass, my intention was learning at least the fundamental concepts of different fields of knowledge. I was quite doubtful about how deep the teachers would go in a platform that intends to teach for the great audience and, honestly, I've seen some classes that disappointed me a little, because they could not answer me the real questions that made their work so special and acclaimed. This is the reason I'm trying to do a decent review for this class in special. Hans Zimmer got the point of it. He, in a very personal way (and rhythm), got through our minds and answer most of the questions we'd probably ask, and even though I have plenty of very specific questions about technical and musical affairs, the essence of his method, workflow and philosophy was beautifully exposed, bringing an unforgettable experience and such an inspiration (for me at least) to try (and insist) in write music with passion and commitment, more than just bringing notes together with excellence in theory and no soul at all. Outstanding Class.

Natalie F.

Words can't even express how thankful I am for all that I learned from him. Overwhelmed with gratitude. Hans has the most beautiful way of teaching and has honestly reminded me that there are angels here on earth to help us all and to make it a better place. Seriously he's THAT good. Thank you Hans, for making us all, and this world, better!

Kori C.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to tell of your experiences. I feel extremely inspired.

Janos V.

This was an amazing insight into the world of Film Scoring that I'd never imagined. I've always loved film scores and movie soundtracks, and at one time had a very large collection of them, from a young age, but I never considered it possible to have an actual career in making music for film until now. Thank you, Hans. You've opened my eyes to a larger musical world.