Composing Epic Cinematic Soundscapes with Da Fingaz

Join the fun and unlock the secrets to creating unforgettable musical experiences that resonate with audiences worldwide.

Instructor: Marcus ‘Da Fingaz’ Manderson
Medium: Recording Artists
Stage: Emerging, Professional, Accomplished

Saturday, June 15 – ONE DAY
9am – 1pm MT


Note: Price in $USD

23 in stock

All recordings are available for 1-month after the course finishes.

High School, University, and College students get 30% off!
See FAQs at the bottom of this page for details.

Course Description

Embark on a journey through the realms of sound and imagination in this epic cinematic workshop. Led by renowned composer and producer, Marcus Manderson (@dafingaz), this four-hour experience will unravel the secrets behind creating awe-inspiring cinematic music that transports audiences to epic worlds beyond imagination.

Unlock the power of orchestration, arrangement, and production techniques as we delve deep into the art of crafting dynamic soundscapes that stir emotions and captivate listeners. From the thunderous drums of battle to the ethereal melodies of soaring heroes, discover the tools and techniques used in blockbuster film scores, trailers, and epic video game soundtracks.

Watch the process unfold in real time and feel free to ask questions throughout.

Whether you’re a seasoned composer looking to elevate your craft or a newcomer eager to explore the realms of cinematic music, “Composing Epic Cinematic Soundscapes” offers something for every aspiring music creator. Prepare to unleash your inner hero and compose the epic soundtracks of tomorrow!

During this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of epic cinematic production and arrangement to create grandiose soundscapes
  • Explore the intricacies of thematic development and leitmotif to infuse depth and emotion into compositions
  • Dive into the world of sound design to craft unique sonic textures that enhance storytelling
  • Master the art of mixing and mastering to achieve professional-grade cinematic audio
Supply List

Notepaper and pen.

Instructor Bio

Marcus “Da Fingaz” Manderson (Virginia) s a composer and producer (hip hop, pop, R&B, ambient, afrobeats, funk/disco, cinematic, sync, trailers).

Some of Marcus’ notable accomplishments are:

  • Composed music for Disney theme park (Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln)
  • Composer for “Hemisphere” film now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and Tubi (HRDRV award nominee)
  • Sync placements on BMF (Starz), MTV, BET, Fox, Smithsonian, National Geographic
  • Produced tracks for independent artists
  • Composed music for museum exhibits traveling the world (National Geographic, Smithsonian)
  • Composed music for independent films and corporate projects

Based in Northern Virginia, Marcus is a fast creator seeking opportunities to travel or attend virtual sessions for songwriting camps and collaborations. He is also open to working on music for any film and tv productions, including trailers.


How many registrations are required for a course to start?

A minimum of 6 registrations are required.  If 6 registrations are not received by the time the course is 24 hours from starting, the course will be cancelled and all registrants will receive complete refunds.

What is the maximum number of people in a course?

This varies for each course.  The maximum number of registrations is decided by the instructor.

Can I get a refund?

Up until 72 hours before a course’s first session you can receive a complete refund. You can cancel your registration via the My Account portal, or by contacting [email protected].

After this time no refunds will be given (if you have extenuating circumstances you believe justify a refund, contact us at [email protected]).

Can I register for a course already in progress?

No. Once a course has started, no new registrations are accepted.

Where will my course be held?

All courses meet online over Zoom. You will need a device equipped with a camera and a microphone to fully participate. 

If you have not used Zoom before, learn about how to use it here.

If you don’t regularly use Zoom, we recommend you join your first session 10-15 minutes early in case your computer needs to install or update Zoom.

How do I join my course?

You will receive a welcome email from [email protected] when you register.  This email includes the Zoom link to join your course session.  You will also receive 24 hour and 2 hour reminder emails before each session, and each of these emails includes the Zoom link.  You can also access the Zoom link to join your course in your MastriusChat group.

Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, every session is recorded and are typically available 24 hours after a session ends.  All session recordings will remain available for the duration of the course, and for one month following the last session.  The recordings are viewable within the MastriusChat platform, and cannot be downloaded.

What if I miss a session?

You’ll be able to watch the session’s recording.  If you have questions the recording doesn’t address, you can ask them in the chat feed of your course’s private MastriusChat group.

What is MastriusChat?

MastriusChat is an online discussion platform.  You and your fellow course registrants will be assigned to a private MastriusChat group where you can connect and support eachother via the chat “feed”. Your group is also where you’ll access the session recordings. Other resources in your MastriusChat group include a link to join your course sessions, and a library your instructor can use to share resources.

What is a Navigator?

A Navigator is an artist who joins your course to ensure both instructor and registrants have an enjoyable experience. They support (as required) with technology, timekeeping, moderating questions, and between-session discussions on MastriusChat. The Navigator has also joined the course as participant, and just like you, they’re wanting to grow their skills and learn the material.

I’m not ready to register because I still have questions. Who do I contact?

We’d be happy to help! 

Reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to support you.


High School, University, and College students get 30% off ANY course (non-member price).

To claim this discount:

  1. Use coupon code in checkout: student_30_off
  2. Complete your checkout
  3. 🚩Before your course starts, Mastrius Registrations will contact you and WILL REQUIRE info to verify your student status