Video Game Scoring Category

Video Game Scoring Category

FMC 2022 announces “Die by the Blade“ Video Game Scoring Competition

FMC 2022 has teamed up with Grindstone a videogame production and publishing company to bring you and the entire composing community an exclusive Video Game Scoring Competition.

This year, we bring you a unique opportunity to compose music for a short opening intro sequence for “Die by the Blade”, the latest video game with the most modern graphics for release worldwide this September.

Only Through FMC 2022 and in cooperation with the developers of this announced video game release, you have a truly exclusive opportunity to transform this year’s especially prepared opening intro video game sequence with your musical composition. Enter the world of video games, and don’t be afraid to experiment and use your creativity!

You can see the competition opening intro sequence below. We also have some tips for you from our jury, which is looking forward to your competition entries this year. We wish you good luck and inspiration.

Opening intro Competition sequence without the score from the latest video game release “Die by the Blade“.

Short description

“Die by the Blade“ is a fighting game set in alternative-futuristic Japan. Advanced modern technology meets medieval Japanese weapons in so called “samurai-punk” world where the main conflict is the clash between feudal rulers and rebellion gangs. The main hero of the game is wandering samurai named Yoshi. He lives his life by helping the locals with problems they are facing, whether it’s bandits or other menial tasks. Yoshi has a pure heart and his motivations and honour are important to him. He is a quiet type and does not like causing commotions, but his sense of honour is acute and liable to draw him into conflicts since despite his desire to not get involved, he is still a man of honour at heart.

Step 1.

REGISTRATION FORM

Video Game Scoring Category
Step 2.

SCORE

Step 3.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Upload your film to Youtube and set to 'Public'.
Submit your entry using this form.

    First name
    Last name
    Email
    Order ID

    IMPORTANT DATES FMC 2022

    Registration: 12th of June – 12th of September

    Deadline day: 12th of September This will be the last day to upload your entries.

    Semifinalists Announced: The date will be announced after the closing of the registration.

    Finalists Announced: TBA

    The countdown to the international start of the FMC 22
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    JURY

    Members of the prestigious international jury in the FMC are composers, musicians from the EU, USA, Asia, Australia the professional elite in the music and film industry, working for Hollywood, Asian and European film studios, TV broadcasters, Netflix, etc.

    Vlado Meller

    USA

    Gianni Ephrikian

    Italy

    Martin Todsharow

    Germany

    Paul Wiffen

    UK

    What will the judges be looking for?

    Individuality and creativity of music theme
How well score suits the visual
    How they handled emotional content in the scene
    How innovative was the composer in the selection of instruments and sounds
    Tips for you

    Consider where the story of the video game takes place, which should inspire you to use the right instruments and sounds.
    Be careful not to mix music styles without any apparent visual reason. It is important that the music flows naturally.
    Make sure the music flows naturally and does not sound like pieces of music stuck together.
    Seek an original style for your competition composition and build an original work.

    FAQ

    Yes of course. We encourage you to share your entries online, for example, in music forums, groups, and social networks, and get feedback from your friends, fans and musicians in other countries. Use competition entries with your music to promote and strengthen your professional portfolio. However, you must state in the text that your entry is or was for the purposes of our competition according to the options and the type of medium on which you share your entry by using one of the official hashtags #fmcfilmmusiccontest #fmcontest and place an FMC weblink www.fmcontest.com . Failure to comply with these conditions will result in a violation of the rules and copyright. We have prepared FMC promo images for online sharing, you can use for this purpose.

    We rely on a quality jury with big names from the beginning and your compositions are evaluated by international music and film business experts from the EU, Asia, Australia and the US, who work actively for national television, the largest Asian and Hollywood film studios as well as Netflix. More about the jurors here.

    Of course, we have original custom made trophies for the absolute winners of all competition categories. You can watch the trophy on a video here. All finalists of the competition will receive an official certificate.

    All finalists of the competition will receive an official certificate which will be a reminder and confirmation of your recognition, and you can hang it in the recording studio.

    You can become a semifinalist or a finalist in several categories to which you are registered, if the jury selects your music or film.

    Yes, but the application form must be filled in and approved by your parent.

    Yes, of course, you can include more than one composition in one category.

    It depends on every single case and there is no clear answer. Sometimes, another song by the author can considerably help when deciding and show the author‘s complexity, or significantly shift in scoring thanks to a stronger composition from the author‘s portfolio.

    Yes, of course. You can apply for one or more categories with as many music contributions as you want.

    Yes, of course. However, you must state in the text that your entry is or was for the purposes of our competition according to the options and the type of medium on which you share your entry by using one of the official hashtags #fmcfilmmusiccontest #fmcontest and place an FMC weblink www.fmcontest.com. Failure to comply with these conditions will result in a violation of the rules and copyright. We have prepared FMC promo images for online sharing, you can use for this purpose.

    RULES

    FMC is intended for all composers, filmmakers, musicians, soloists, music groups, producers without age and national restrictions.
    Accepted will be musical compositions and songs, exclusively in mp3 format, movies and videos via link public or private (in case of private enter your video URL and password) with completely filled data in the registration form.
    These will be delivered to jury on the evaluation process.

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