Virtual Trailer Music

This is not your everyday distance learning or work-from-home meeting! Bring your students into Brent Daniels’ production studio in the NY Metro for an interactive online educational experience your students won’t soon forget!

A Virtual/Online program with a unique blend of audience participation, cinematic music, information and humor. Brent leads students through the process and tools he uses to create music and unique sound design for big-budget Hollywood movie, TV and video game trailers. Your students and teachers will be enthralled!

Age Range
Grades 4-12

Virtual Trailer Music Workshops

Award-winning music producer Brent Daniels composes the music for many of the movie, TV and video game trailers your students see everyday, including Black Panther, A Wrinkle In Time, Transformers: The Last Knight, Halloween, Gemini Man, Terminator: Dark Fate,Castle Rock, Call Of Duty, Destiny 2 and many more!

Brent's Virtual Trailer Music workshops are customized for classroom-sized group of students, grades 4 -12. Utilizing the same interactive online format as his Virtual Music Technology online assembly, and using the same tools he uses to make music for studios like Marvel, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Activision, Brent shows students more advanced concepts in sound design and music production that will appeal to:

  • motivated music, media and content-creating students
  • STEM/STEAM-themed events
  • after-school programs
  • student career-day events
  • classrooms looking to take a captivating, deeper dive into the creative use of everyday technology after having enjoyed Brent's Virtual Music Technology program. (link to VMT page)

These workshops are highly configurable based on the student age and skill level, and include opportunities to:

  • watch trailers (age-appropriate) that use Brent’s music,
  • learn how Brent created the sound design and music featured in those trailers
  • enjoy a close-up up view of the process of the tools and techniques used
  • participate in crafting custom sound design elements
  • help create a short example of a trailer-style music cue
  • ask Brent questions about careers in content creation and the entertainment industry, tools students can use and much more!

Virtual Trailer Music Workshops

Audience: Grades 4-12  Capacity: 25-50 students
Presentation Time: 50 minutes 

Workshop Requirements:

  • For multiple workshops in larger schools, please group students according to grade so Brent may target content to the appropriate age group.
  • Although Brent can utilize most platforms a school may need to use, ZOOM IS PREFERRED for the best experience for the audience, including the highest quality audio and robust moderation features.
  • No video recording or screen capture of entire program or uploading of program content (small segments are acceptable with prior notification to Brent Daniels).

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Using your school's existing e-learning applications, Brent Daniels brings the techniques and technology he uses to produce and compose music for some of Hollywood’s biggest movie trailers (such as Marvel’s Black Panther & Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time) to the virtual classroom. Program content is variable depending on grade and experience level, making this online workshop suitable for grades 4 - 12, accommodating students with no musical background all the way up to experienced musicians, budding music producers or composers interested in a career in music. In a typical virtual workshop for students with little or no musical training, Brent will:

1. Show students one or more of the trailers in which his music is used and play the original music composed and produced for the trailers.

2. Break down sonic and musical components from his music to which trailer editors synchronize the film’s visuals.

3. Introduce students to the concepts in sound design, composition, and music production necessary for trailer music production.

4. Combine those elements to create a short example of a trailer-style music cue.

5. Middle and High School music students with some experience in music technology and production may benefit from a more customized or in-depth form of the online workshop, which Brent can provide. They also may have advanced questions about the process of music production or careers in the music industry. Brent’s online workshops are an excellent place to find answers and insight.

About Brent

Brent Daniels is a 25-year entertainment industry veteran and award-winning music producer, composer and sound designer. He produces and composes music for Marvel Studios, Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Studios, Epic Records, HBO, Netflix and many more.

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  • Brent Daniels was AMAZING!! Kids, and teachers alike, absolutely loved the assembly and workshops. He has a great rapport with the kids. We will definitely invite him back! Best assembly ever!
    Renee - Music Teacher
    Warnsdorfer Elementary School
    East Brunswick, NJ

  • Teachers texted me that it was an awesome experience! Everything went great!  Very excited to schedule Brent again with our incoming students.  I had a 7th grader who after the Movie Trailer assembly downloaded the program Brent uses and placed 16th in the National Technology Student Association Game Developer competition. The student developed and coded a video game then wrote his own music all inspired from what he learned from Brent Daniels.
    Kristy Fidyk - STEM Dept. Chair
    Central MS
    Edgewater, MD

  • All went well with Brent's virtual music workshops with our 5th and 6th graders. It was interesting to get a window into Brent's process and see his studio via Zoom. Our music and technology teachers felt that he did a good job connecting what he does with the work the students are doing. He made a point of letting students know when demonstrating composition techniques that they could do similar things in the Soundtrap program they use. Our technology teacher will incorporate what he taught students about how to create a signature sound in the 6th grade's next project. He was engaging and connected well with students.
    Laura Cafferty - Enrichment Committee
    Tenacre Country Day School
    Wayland, MA

  • He is very knowledgeable and responsive to the students. 
    Steve Patton - Teacher
    Fairfield-Suisun USD Virtual Academy
    Fairfield, CA

  • Thanks, Brent, for another great day of Computer Music! Great job! It's not often our students get to see someone with your expertise at work; but, it's really important for high school students to hear the thought process in creating original work and to see the level of detail that goes into a finished product. To me, that is a profound lesson and very relevant for high school students! At the very least, now our students know there is another avenue to express themselves musically, which is also a very important take-home message. Thank you for an interesting and compelling series on Digital Music Technology.
    Eric Kay - Music Coordinator/Orchestra Director
    Bethpage HS
    Bethpage, NY

    Great presentation! Thank you again. I definitely want you back in the future!
    James Stehlik - Orchestra
    Bethpage HS
    Bethpage, NY

  • I thought the virtual workshop was excellent! The kids were very engaged and had excellent questions for him. He responded to their questions and told them that he loved their questions. 
    Melissa O'Brien - Teacher/Cultural Arts
    Eagle ES
    Medford, NY

  • The show was interactive and fun! It was amazing. The students really enjoyed the show and learned in the process. It was both fun and highly informative!
    Bibi Bracy - Program Coordinator
    Downey, CA

  • It was awesome!
    Bob Lombardo - Music Teacher and Choir Director
    Plainview, NY

    A BIG thank you to the POB Arts in Ed, our PTA, and to Brent Daniels for an exciting workshop  with our 8th Graders exploring how movie trailer music is composed. It was an incredible opportunity to show our kids what music careers can look like! 
    Matthew Gomm - Music Teacher
    Plainview, NY

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