Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

Original scores performed live to indie films


By on November 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival is presented by Helix Collective.

Our 2019 festival partners include the Academy of Scoring Arts, Signature Sponsors Spitfire Audio, Orange Tree Samples, the Los Angeles Film School, the New York Film Academy, and Sonic Fuel Studios. Additional partners include Embertone, Columbia College Hollywood, UCLA Extension, Damon Tedesco, and L.A. Percussion Rentals.

Helix Collective

Los Angeles-based Helix Collective performs a high-energy, out-of-the-box mix of world, classical and rock n’ roll. The ensemble is at home in nightclubs and on the concert stage from a residency at Los Angeles’s venerable Silverlake Lounge to performances for the West Michigan and Pacific Symphonies. Helix “has a little something for everyone: those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with populist appeal” (Audiophile Audition Magazine). Called “dizzyingly virtuosic with exquisite musicianship and world-class range” by The Free Times and praised for their “beyond-the-ordinary programming,” the flexible instrumentation ensemble includes flutes, oboe/English horn, cello, piano and percussion. The group has released two critically acclaimed albums, All In and World Dance Club and has recorded scores for over 20 films. www.helixcollective.net

Academy of Scoring Arts

The mission of the Academy of Scoring Arts is to advance the creative and technical process of scoring visual media by bringing together composers, filmmakers, audio engineers, and musicians to share knowledge through the production of educational programs and community events. The Academy of Scoring Arts was founded in 2009 by legendary composer, orchestrator, and arranger Ron Jones. With over three decades of experience and two Emmy nominations under his belt, Jones has always looked for ways to express himself both musically and creatively. His accomplishments include scoring many of TV’s most popular shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Disney’s Duck Tales and two hit animated series for Fox, Family Guy and American Dad. His theme for Nickelodeon’s Fairly Odd Parents was the most played song on broadcast TV world-wide for three years.

What began in 2009 as an informal study of classic scores among Ron’s friends and peers turned into the Ravel Orchestration Study, and then the non-profit Academy of Scoring Arts. The ASA has since grown to encompass multiple studies, professional studies, and meet-ups to help professionals network with each other. www.academyofscoringarts.org

Meet our 2019 Festival Sponsors! 

Spitfire Audio

Spitfire Audio was founded by two award-winning composers: Christian Henson and Paul Thomson. Born out of their shared dissatisfaction for string sample libraries, they pooled their resources and decided to record their own string samples at the legendary Air Studios in London. Initially, they invited a limited number of friends and associates to own copies of their samples, but whispers of this private sample club soon started to echo across the Atlantic Ocean throughout the composer community. Within a year, some of the most renowned composers in film and television signed up, so Paul and Christian decided to take their samples public. In the 12 years since becoming sample library developers, Spitfire Audio have recorded and released over 60 sample libraries. We have collaborated with some of the biggest names in media composition, including Hans Zimmer, Eric Whitacre, Ólafur Arnalds & London Contemporary Orchestra. Our sounds are heard in everything, from major Hollywood film scores, to recordings by Radiohead & U2. www.spitfireaudio.com

Orange Tree Samples

Orange Tree Samples produces innovative sample libraries that enable musicians to achieve incredible realism with ease. Each product is designed for real-time performance and sequencing, without the tedious programming commonly required using conventional sample libraries. Orange Tree Samples attains this by combining state-of-the-art sampling techniques, proprietary physical modeling concepts, and innovative programming. orangetreesamples.com

Sonic Fuel Studios

Sonic Fuel Studios is a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly tracking and mixing facility specializing in Film, Television, and Interactive Media music. The studio delivers the highest level of technology and professionalism available in a boutique environment that caters to client comfort and creativity.  Our engineers and staff all have experience in music making ranging from rock, to jazz, to musical theatre, and we love recording with passionate indie artists in addition to our expansive work in film, television, and interactive media. www.sonicfuelstudios.com

The Los Angeles Film School

The Los Angeles Film School, located in the heart of Hollywood, has been serving the community and its students since 1999.  This accredited, VA-approved institution offers career-focused Bachelor of Science degrees in Digital Filmmaking, Film Production, Audio Production, Graphic Design, Entertainment Business and Animation, and Associate of Science degrees in Music Production, Audio Production and Film.  Its facilities include the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, where students have access to exceptional industry-standard equipment, labs and studios.

The school’s faculty of industry professionals have earned credits on a number of major motion pictures, video games and music recordings. Numerous alumni have received awards at film festivals worldwide, engineered multi-platinum albums, and some credits include GRAMMY® and Oscar® nominations and awards.  www.lafilm.edu


Embertone is Alex Davis and Jonathan Churchill. Our mission is simple: sample lots of great instruments to inspire awesome new music. We love Tonehammer, Sample Modeling, Sonic Couture, companies that have led the way to this new age of deeply sampled virtual instruments. It’s our goal to help move that tradition forward, to find new ways to capture the essence of an acoustic instrument, and to program it in an intuitive and responsive package. And, of course, to offer to the composing community at a really, really low price. www.embertone.com

UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension has a 100-year history of engaging the power of education to transform lives, businesses, and communities worldwide. With over 5,000 open enrollment courses and more than 180 certificate programs, we provide exceptional learning experiences to help you advance your career or explore a passion. Weekend, evening, and online courses are convenient for working adults.

Our location in the creative capital of the world and the heart of entertainment industry means that we are uniquely positioned to help students go from big idea to big screen and from passion to pro. We offer top-caliber programs in film scoring, music production, producing, directing, and more that help you gain dynamic professional training in the art and business of entertainment. Learn from instructors who are leaders in film, television, and music; understand the business with the perspective of an insider; and gain valuable industry connections. Learn more at uclaextension.edu