Master Class: Guardians of the Scoring Stage: Orchestrating Action Movie Scores with Tim Williams

LA 12 PM  |  NY 3 PM  |  UK 8 PM


Master Class: Guardians of the Scoring Stage: Orchestrating Action Movie Scores with Tim Williams

featuring Tim Williams, Drew Krassowski and Ross deRoche

with Special Guest

Tyler Bates

Composer/orchestrator Tim Williams shares the process of creating the scores for action blockbuster films 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Get out, Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2, and Hobbs and Shaw.

He will be joined by orchestrator and project manager Drew Krassowski and music copyist Ross deRoche.


Timothy Williams  is a multi award-winning composer best known for his work on Brightburn, Get Out, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Deadpool 2, Hobbs and Shaw, Butterfly Circus, and Robert Duvall's Wild Horses. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, Williams has won numerous awards and currently holds over 110 feature film credits.

From an early age, Timothy Williams was always captivated by film scores, especially of the scores of Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, John Williams and John Powell. At age 16, filmmaker Paul Almond came to Tim's school to film Prep School. Paul heard Tim playing and asked him to write material for the film and Tim was hooked. Tim studied at the National Film and Television School in England, the UCLA Film Extension and attended the ASCAP film scoring workshop, where he was mentored by James Newton Howard.

When Tim moved to Hollywood, he discovered his neighbor was also a composer - Tyler Bates. They formed an instant friendship and Tim has orchestrated for Tyler ever since, writing additional music on many of his scores. Tyler has been a major influence and mentor to Tim over the last decade.

Williams' films includes Brightburn, produced by James Gunn and starring Elizabeth Banks; We Summon The Darkness, directed by Marc Meyers, which won the best score award at ScreamfestLA 2019; Disney’s Piney, starring Simon Pegg and Jonathan Pryce; Wild Horses, starring Robert Duvall, James Franco and Josh Hartnett, directed by Robert Duvall; Walking with the Enemy, starring Ben Kingsley and Jonas Armstrong; I.T., directed by John Moore, starring Pierce Brosnan; Diablo, starring Scott Eastwood and Walton Goggins; The Butterfly Circus, starring Doug Jones, which won over 35 Best Picture awards; Beyond All Boundaries, the Tom Hanks produced WWII documentary; and Red Sky, for which Tim Williams was nominated Best Composer by Motion Picture Sound Editors and best score at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

Upcoming films include Roadside Attractions' Finding You, starring Vanessa Redgrave, which opens in May 2021, Gringa, starring Steve Zahn, Southern Gospel, starring Max Ehrich, and The Swearing Jar.

He has received two Motion Picture SE Golden Reel Award nominations (Red Sky), four Thea Award wins, 10 ASCAP Plus Awards and won best score at the 24FPS Festival (Butterfly Circus), best score at ScreamfestLA 2019 (We Summon The Darkness) and best soundtrack nomination at the HMMA Awards (Red Sky).

He wrote additional music on the Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner Get Out!, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Hobbs and Shaw, Deadpool 2, 300, Watchmen, Super, Sucker Punch, Doomsday, Conan the Barbarian, Shark Night 3D and The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Television work includes co-scoring AMC/Shudder Creepshow co-scored with Tyler Bates, creating an iconic new main title sequence, Disney Junior's Piney, starring Jonathan Price and Simon Pegg. He scored the Fox pilot Richard Lovely, and wrote additional music on Fox's The Exorcist (S2), ABC's Missing and Comedy Network's Sym Bionic Titan. He orchestrates S.W.A.T, Castle, and Whispers.

Tim has scored and arranged over 50 shows for Disney and Universal Studios. Recent highlights include Jurassic World Live Tour, and the Opening of Shanghai Disneyland, which became Hurry Home for World of Color. His musical NAPOLEON, has played in London's West End (Shaftesbury Theater), New York (Signature Theater), Canada (Elgin Theater) and most recently in Korea (Charlotte Theater)

Williams has also conducted all the above films, as well as Christopher Robin, Hidden Figures, It, It2, Annabelle Creation and Darkest Minds.

Tim is represented by Kraft Engel Management and is sponsored by Arturia.


Drew Krassowski's award-winning music & sound design can be heard around the world in video games, animation and educational programs. As in-house composer for game developer Vizor Interactive as well as animation studio Floating Pear Productions, his work illustrates an unmatched passion for creating engaging, memorable themes and textures. His unique composition style highlights an impressively diverse range, from lush orchestral scoring to regional world music, to electronic synth programming.

In addition to composition, Drew orchestrates for Film & TV composers Tyler Bates (Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2), Robert Duncan (CBS's S.W.A.T., NBC's Timeless, ABC's Castle, The Whispers), Timothy Williams (Brightburn, Get Out) and Ronit Kirchman (The Sinner).


Ross deRoche  is a Music Copyist, Score Supervisor, Orchestra Contractor, Studio Musician with an impressive 35 years worth of credits. Films & TV - The Day After Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith ,300, The 33, White House Down, St. Elsewhere, and Lonesome Dove. Video Games include "Call of Duty: Black Ops II & III”, “Bioshock 1 & 2”, “God of War”, “Mass Effect 2”, “Demon Stone”, “Eragon”, the entire “Harry Potter” series, “Advent Rising”, “Myst IV”, “Destroy All Humans 1 & 2”, “Jade Empire” and the very exciting US and World “Video Games Live” tour produced by Tommy Tallarico.


Event Date Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:00 pm
Cut off date Saturday, May 22, 2021 3:00 pm
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