I'm A Composer


"I'M A COMPOSER"


THE ULTIMATE ONLINE COMPOSITION COURSE



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WHAT'S INSIDE I'M A COMPOSER?


In this program, we cover everything from the very basics of what gear and libraries to buy and how to use them, to advanced composition techniques, my full composing workflow, how to compose in different styles, and the steps I take to land clients! The curriculum currently consists of over 100+ training videos and musical examples (20+ hours), 30 modern transcribed and reduced scores, and I add new content every month to keep the learning relevant and up-to-date.


EQUIPMENT

What kind of composer gear should I buy?

TECHNICAL

How do I technically use my gear?

COMPOSING WORKFLOW

What is my composing workflow flow?

CINEMATIC

How do I make my music sound cinematic?

HARMONY

How do I use Harmony to tell a story?

CREATING SOUNDTRACK

How do I compose a soundtrack from beginning to end?

LAND CLIENTS

How do I find clients and make money?

PASSIVE INCOME

How do I make my music work for me?


LOVE

How do I compose a Positive Emotions cue?

SADNESS

How do I compose a Negative Emotions cue?

SUSPENSE

How do I create tension?

ACTION

How do I compose an intense action cue?

FANTASY

How do I compose music that sounds magical?

ADVENTURE

How do I compose music to introduce a Hero?

COMEDY

How do I compose a humorous cue?

CORPORATE

How do I make music for commercials?

TRAILER

How do I create an orchestral epic action cue?


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REGULAR MUSIC CONTESTS



As a bonus, six times a year, we hold themed composing contests for a chance to win awesome prizes. Our most recent winner received the Spitfire BBC Symphonic Orchestra ($999 value). These contests encourage members to create music and learn from one another's composition entries.




MONTHLY FEEDBACK LIVE SESSIONS



Once or twice a month, I review your music in-depth. I break down what was done well and what can be improved upon, helping you increase production and composition value.



OUR WORLD WIDE COMMUNITY



One of the biggest perks of a traditional music school is networking with other talented composers. That's why we've created a private Facebook page designated for members to collaborate, share work, give/receive feedback, ask questions, share articles, and learn and grow together.


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WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE COMPETITION?



Having purchased many online courses myself, I believe I'm A Composer is the most efficient and informative online course available, giving you everything you NEED to know, without all the fluff. No other course offers regular music contests, feedback to student videos, and personal access to a practicing professional, who regularly adds NEW content to keep the learning relevant and up-to-date. This industry evolves so fast, it's nice to know your mentor is evolving too.



SAMPLE LIBRARIES STUDENT DISCOUNTS


Did I mention that all our members are eligible for student discounts for libraries, plugins, and gear? This perk alone saves you hundreds of dollars composing software & libraries! Members also save 30% discount in all Spitfire products, 50% FabFilter and Cinesamples, 20% in Cinematic Studio Series & Heavyocity, 25% Orchestral Tools, 30% 8Dio and Soundiron and more!


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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN EACH VERSION?


The "I'm a Composer" version includes original content, plus all the content from the

  • 1) Library Music - Lite Version
  • 2) Composition for Film - Lite Version
  • 3) Music Theory and Composition Master" - Lite Version

The "Full Time Composer" version includes everything included in "I'm a Composer", plus:

  • 1) Hollywood System Secrets Masterclass - Lite Version
  • 2) Funnel Secrets
  • 3) Traffic Secrets
  • 4) SVO - Lite Version



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WHAT DO I GET WHEN I JOIN THE PROGRAM?


Complexity is the enemy of Execution.


When you join the program you get all the content from all the courses included in the bundle, plus the exclusive new content.

But big bundles like this can be overwhelming. So we've compiled & organized all the content under ONE SINGLE COURSE: the ultimate program that gives you everything that you need, from "what do you need to start composing" to "how to find gigs" and everything in between.



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This program costs 5x less than traditional music courses, with 5x the value!


I'M A COMPOSER

$897


One Time Payment

or

6 Payments of $157

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FULL-TIME COMPOSER

$1575


One Time Payment

or

8 Payments of $198

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EQUIPMENT - What kind of composer gear should I buy?
TECHNICAL - How do I technically use my gear?
COMPOSING - What is my composing workflow flow?
CINEMATIC - How do I make my music sound cinematic? HARMONY - How do I use Harmony to tell a story?
LOVE - How do I compose a Positive Emotions cue?
SADNESS - How do I compose a Negative Emotions cue?
SUSPENSE - How do I create tension?
ACTION - How do I compose an intense action cue?
FANTASY - How do I compose music that sounds magical?
ADVENTURE - How do I compose music to introduce a Hero?
COMEDY - How do I compose a humorous cue?
CORPORATE - How do I make music for commercials?
TRAILER - How do I create an orchestral epic action cue?

All the contents from "I'm A Composer" version
**PLUS**
CREATING A SOUNDTRACK - How do I compose a soundtrack from beginning to end?
LAND CLIENTS - How do I find clients and make money?
CHALLENGE - Find a project in 21 days!
PASSIVE INCOME - How do I make my music work for me?
TRAFFIC SECRETS - Send Potential Clients to Your Website orFunnel… Fast!
FUNNEL SECRETS - Automatically Qualify Prospects or Leads and Sell Your Music
Bonus:
SYMPHONIC VIRTUAL ORCHESTRATION LITE VERSION
This is our flagship Orchestral Mockup Production course... for free!



If you already own any of these courses: "Library Music" "Composition for Film", or "Hollywood Systems Secret Masterclass", you can get the "I'M A COMPOSER" course at a 50% discount! Go to your course to access the discount. It's either in the last topic inside the "Welcome" module or in the very last topic of the course.


Our MTCM students get this course free. You'll see it showing up automatically in your dashboard a few days after the launch!



30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If you're not satisfied with the courses, get in touch within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.*

*Conditions apply. Read Terms and conditions.


PERSONAL MENTOR




My name is Marc Jovani. I’m a composer who lives in LA and is actively working in the industry. I have been working at the highest level, providing music for many major studios such as Lionsgate, Syfy, FOX and most recently NETFLIX and Amazon. I have also composed music for television shows and movies distributed on leading, nationally broadcasted television channels, including Lifetime (USA), TF1 (France), the Hallmark Channel (USA), Canale 5 (Italy), Antena 3 (Spain), HBO (USA) and more.

I’ve also been a music teacher for just over 15 years, starting with teaching piano to kids, then teaching composition, film music, orchestration and MIDI orchestration at Berklee Online. In 2017 I launched my own online composition school, Cinematic Composing where my team of awesome teachers and I trained over 3,000 students. I know what it takes to create high quality music and I can’t wait to share my insights with you!



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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


I don't have time to take this course right now. Should I still buy it?

YES. You can go at your own pace. Don’t need to follow the course’s schedule. The course materials do not expire and you’ll have access to them for life. Even for the future course updates and improvements!

You can do it a bit faster, or take as much time as you want/need.

Or you could even take advantage of the discount now, and be doing the course later. The chat sessions get recorded and you can watch the replay whenever you want.

Also, you’ll have access to the course materials for life, as well as to the Facebook group AND the weekly chats. You can join any weekly chat that you want, even if your course has finished.


I'm using ________ (name any sequencer here). Can I still take the course?

We use Cubase. But, all the concepts that you'll learn apply across the board, no matter what sequencer you use. In fact, more than a 1/2 of our students are Logic users.

The same concept about libraries. You can learn and apply all the concepts taught in the course using any basic library (Logic stock orchestral samples, EWQL, etc). Once you're in the course, you'll have a better idea of what is the next library that you wanna buy. Plus, you'll be around a great community of composers who already own those libraries and can give you valuable feedback or advice what library to invest in next.

Also, when you join I'm A Composer you'll get access to a private Facebook group. The Facebook group is a great place to ask questions if you get stuck. That’s where you’re really going to get a lot of extra help and encouragement when you’re stuck or when you're trying to apply the concepts learned in the course to your own DAW, both from Marc and from other composers who can speak to your exact issues.


I'm already enrolled in other Cinematic Composing courses, can I have a special reduced price?

I'm A Composer is a course that includes, new content and aspects of other courses.

If you are part of the Music Theory And Composition Master program, this course will be included in your package of courses.

If you own any of these courses: Composition For Film: A Study of Styles, Hollywood System Secrets Masterclass, and Library Music: Create Passive Income Streams, you'll have a special discounted price. You'll find the special checkout to enroll, on the left sidebar on your course dashboard.

EXCEPTION: This special discount doesn't apply if you own the SVO course in any of its versions (Basic, Pro, Expert, Lite, or Power Package), it only applies to the courses specified above.

Do I need to buy any sample library before taking this course?

Read the answer to the last question

Also, once you enroll to this course, you can get access to discounts on many sample libraries and plugins! Just ask for a certificate of enrollment once you're in.

This course will pay for itself with the amount of money you'll save from educational discounts you'll get! ;)


Does this course include assignments?

This program doesn't include assignment revisions inside the course. This means that inside every module there's no Assignment submission available.

However, once or twice a month you can submit a track you've been working on and I will go live and review it in-depth. I break down what was done well and what can be improved upon, helping you increase production and composition value.

The tracks being analyzed are selected in order of reception. I go live on a long session and I review the track with the student connected with me directly via Zoom at the same and they can ask any doubt about the revision. These live feedback sessions are also streamed live in the Cinematic Composing Facebook group.

On the other side, if you enrolled in the I'm A Full-Time Composer version of the course, the SVO Lite version is included in your enrollment. For that specific course, you can include assignment revisions after each module by a teacher at any time for the SVO Lite course that is included if you enroll in the "I'm A Full-Time Composer" version.


Is this course only in English?

Yes. The contents of this course are only in English at the moment.


Do the videos come with subtitles?

No. The videos don't include subtitles.


How long will I have access to the course materials?

You’ll have access to the course materials for life, as well as to the Facebook group AND the weekly chats. You can join any weekly chat that you want, even if your course has finished. And the chat sessions are recorded, so you can watch them at any time.


I don't understand English. Is this course in any other language as well?

All the content is in English.


I cannot read music and have never taken orchestration classes or anything like that. I have learned everything by ear. Will I still be able to successfully complete the course?

Honestly, we have lots of fun and engaging conversations with students who don’t have formal training. Sometimes, when you’ve got a lot of training you can develop complexes or insecurities about what is right or wrong, what you should or shouldn’t do when composing, and so forth. We’re recently getting more students who don’t read music and instead produce by ear.

If you’re one of those with little or no traditional formal training, you’ll still gain loads of practical, useful information and experience in this course.


Do I need a Mac to take this course? What type of computer do I need?

You don't need a Mac for this course. Marc uses a PC. Half of our SVO students are Mac, the other half are PC.

Any computer, desktop or laptop, with an i5 or similar (i7 desired), 4-8Gb of RAM (16 desired), and 150Gb of free HDD storage for samples (SSD desired) will be enough to get you started. You can always upgrade later.


How is the course build? And is there some kind of certificate we receive at the end?

The course consists of weekly lessons, based on videos and PDFs. The course also includes weekly live video-chats with your teacher and the rest of the students and a private Facebook group where you can ask questions.

Once you get access to the private Facebook group, you'll be able to join periodical masterclasses with Hollywood composers and mixing engineers for free. The last ones we did were with Spider-Man composer Christopher Young, Riverdale composer Blake Neely, and mixing engineer Bobby Fernandez, among others.

At the end of the course, you'll get a certificate of completion.


Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. We are giving you a full 30 DAYS to go through the training, implement what you learn, and watch your production skills begin to grow.

If you reach out within 30 days to show us that you haven’t seen any progress, then we’ll be happy to return the investment.

*Conditions apply. Please read Terms and conditions.



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Complete Curriculum


Welcome
A letter from Marc
Before you start (you wanna know this!)
Weekly Live Video Chats - Group Coaching Calls
Downloading Contents
Discounts

EQUIPMENT - What Kind Of Composer Gear Should I Buy?
Introduction
Computer
Controllers
Playback System: Speakers and Headphones

TECHNICAL - How Do I Technically Use My Gear, Sequencer, Libraries, & Plugins?
Sample Libraries - Beyond Orchestral Realism
Move Fast! - Using Your Sequencer
Efficiency and Flexibility When Using A Big Template
Understanding Reverbs
How Many Monitors Do You Need?

CINEMATIC - How Do I Make My Music Sound Cinematic?
The three steps system: comp, mix, master
Enhancing the orchestral sound
Expanding register
Expanding depth
Expanding power
Expanding timbre

COMPOSING - What Is My Composing Workflow Flow?
The 5-Layers System
The style
Three levels of complexity
From sketch to finished piece

HARMONY - How Do I Use Harmony To Tell A Story?
Disclaimer! ;)
Basics of Music Theory
Telling a Story With Harmony
Don't Study Counterpoint! Instead... (Separation & Association)
Doubling
VSL Sound Combinations for Ideas and Inspiration
Extra Bonus- Building an Orchestral Template from Scratch with Albion ONE (over-the-shoulder video)

LOVE - How Do I Compose A Positive Emotions Cue?
Style Definition & 5-Layers System
Composing the Sketch
Developing the Sketch
Explaining the Piece

LOVE - In Depth
Introduction
Marion’s Theme - Description of the Scene
Marion’s Theme - Rhythm
Marion’s Theme - Harmony
Marion’s Theme - Melody
Marion’s Theme - Orchestration
Marion’s Theme - Summary
A Rooftop Kiss - Description of the Scene
A Rooftop Kiss - Rhythm
A Rooftop Kiss - Melody
A Rooftop Kiss - Harmony (part 1)
A Rooftop Kiss - Harmony (part 2)
A Rooftop Kiss - Orchestration
A Rooftop Kiss - Summary
A Very Nice Kiss - Description of the Scene
A Very Nice Kiss - Rhythm
A Very Nice Kiss - Harmony
A Very Nice Kiss - Melody
A Very Nice Kiss - Orchestration
A Very Nice Kiss - Summary
Conclusion

SADNESS - How Do I Compose A Negative Emotions Cue? Quick Introduction
Style Definition
Composing the Sketch
Developing the Sketch
Explaining the Piece

SADNESS - In Depth
Introduction
Farewell Dobby - Description of the Scene
Farewell Dobby - Harmony
Farewell Dobby - Melody
Farewell Dobby - Rhythm
Farewell Dobby - Orchestration
The Pier - Description of the Scene
The Pier - Harmony
The Pier - Melody
The Pier - Rhythm
The Pier - Orchestration
Jess Comforts Elliot - Description of the Scene
Jess Comforts Elliot - Harmony
Jess Comforts Elliot - Melody
Jess Comforts Elliot - Rhythm
Jess Comforts Elliot - Orchestration
Conclusion

SUSPENSE - How Do I Create Tension?
Quick Introduction
Style Definition
Composing Dark
Composing Mysterious
Composing Tension

SUSPENSE - In Depth
Danny Clear - Description of the Scene
Danny Clear - Harmony
Danny Clear - Melody
Danny Clear - Rhythm
Danny Clear - Orchestration
Club Arrival - Description of the Scene
Club Arrival - Harmony
Club Arrival - Melody
Club Arrival - Rhythm
Club Arrival - Orchestration
Boarding - Description of the Scene
Boarding - Harmony
Boarding - Melody
Boarding - Rhythm
Boarding - Orchestration
Conclusion

ACTION - How Do I Compose An Intense Action Cue?
Quick Introduction
Style Definition
Creating The Motor
Adding Stuff On Top Of The Motor
Hybrid Sound

ACTION - In Depth
Introduction
Waterloo - Description of the Scene
Waterloo - Rhythm
Waterloo - Harmony
Waterloo - Melody
Waterloo - Orchestration
Waterloo -Summary
Schnaider Blows - Description of the Scene
Schnaider Blows - Rhythm
Schnaider Blows - Harmony
Schnaider Blows - Melody
Schnaider Blows - Orchestration
Schnaider Blows - Summary
Leave Factory - Description of the Scene
Leave Factory - Rhythm
Leave Factory - Harmony
Leave Factory - Melody
Leave Factory - Orchestration
Leave Factory - Summary
Conclusion

FANTASY - How Do I Compose Music That Sounds Magical?
Quick Introduction
Style Definition
Composing the Sketch
Developing the Sketch
Explaining the Piece

FANTASY - In Depth
Introduction
Edward Scissorhands - Description of the Scene
Edward Scissorhands - Rhythm
Edward Scissorhands - Harmony
Edward Scissorhands - Melody
Edward Scissorhands - Orchestration
Edward Scissorhands - Summary
Sky Ferry - Description of the Scene
Sky Ferry - Rhythm
Sky Ferry - Harmony
Sky Ferry - Melody
Sky Ferry - Orchestration
Sky Ferry - Summary
Mr Longbottom Flies - Description of the Scene
Mr Longbottom Flies - Rhythm
Mr Longbottom Flies - Harmony
Mr Longbottom Flies - Melody
Mr Longbottom Flies - Orchestration
Mr Longbottom Flies - Summary
Conclusion

ADVENTURE - How Do I Compose Music To Introduce A Hero?
Quick Introduction
Style Definition
Composing the Sketch
Orchestrating the Sketch
Explaining the Piece

ADVENTURE - In Depth
Introduction
The Adventure Hero
Superman - The ultimate superhero
Superman - Melody and Harmony
Superman - Orchestration
Superman - Summary
Captain America - The modern cowboy
Captain America - Melody and Harmony
Captain America - Orchestration
Captain America - Summary
Lorek - Redeemed from Shame: the Loving Champion
Lorek - Melody and Harmony
Lorek - Orchestration
Lorek - Summary
The Adventure Hero - Conclusion

COMEDY - How Do I Compose A Humorous Cue?
Quick Introduction
Style Definition
Composing the Sketch
Romantic Comedy
Dark Comedy

COMEDY - In Depth
'Silly Time' Video Analysis
'Silly Time' Structure and Harmony
'Silly Time' Melody
'Silly Time' Tempo, Rhythm and Instrumentation
'Sneaky Comedy' Video Analysis
'Sneaky Comedy' Structure and Harmony
'Sneaky Comedy' Melody
'Sneaky Comedy' Tempo, Rhythm and Instrumentation
Common Elements of Comedy Tracks

CORPORATE - How Do I Make Music For Commercials?
Quick Introduction
Style Definition
Composing Dark
Composing Mysterious
Composing Tension
CORPORATE - In Depth
"Success" Video Analysis
"Success" Structure and Harmony
"Success" Melody
"Success" Tempo, Rhythm and Instrumentation
'Uplifting and Inspiring Corporate' Video Analysis
'Uplifting and Inspiring Corporate' Structure and Harmony
'Uplifting and Inspiring Corporate' Melody
'Uplifting and Inspiring Corporate' Tempo, Rhythm and Instrumentation
Common Chord Progressions
Common Elements of Corporate/Motivational Tracks

TRAILER - How Do I Create An Orchestral Epic Action Cue?
Quick Introduction
Style Definition
Composing Dark
Composing Mysterious
Composing Tension

TRAILER - In Depth
'Inspiring Cinematic Trailer' Video Analysis
'Inspiring Cinematic Trailer' Structure and Harmony
'Inspiring Cinematic Trailer' Ostinatos and Melody
'Inspiring Cinematic Trailer' Tempo, Rhythm and Instrumentation
Braams
Common Elements of Trailer Tracks

CREATING A SOUNDTRACK - How Do I Compose A Movie, From Beginning To End?
Coming Soon...

LAND CLIENTS - How Do I Find Clients And Make Money?
TV Movie Ladder And Finding Collaborations

CHALLENGE - Find a project in 21 days!
Overview
Mission One - Your WHY
Mission Two - Groups
Mission Three - Prepare Your Elevator Pitch
Mission Four - Website/Services Page
Mission Five - Get a Photo Done
Mission Six - Network - 50 Connections
Mission Seven - Create an Email Signature
Mission Eight - Crazy, Sexy Bait
Mission Nine - Optimize Your Profile
Mission Ten - Expand Your Territory
Mission Eleven - Show Up Like A Boss
Mission Twelve - Reward Yourself + More Friending
Mission Thirteen - More Contacts and Helping
Mission Fourteen - 50 More Contacts
Mission Fifteen - Attraction Marketing
Mission Sixteen - Follow ups!
Mission Seventeen - ASK for referrals
Mission Eighteen - Reach Out
Mission Nineteen - Facebook Hustle
Mission Twenty - Pitch a Collaboration
Mission Twenty One - Keep it up!

PASSIVE INCOME - How Do I Make My Music Work For Me?
Stock Music: How does Library Music differ from traditional Film/TV cues?
Stock Music: Royalty Free Stock Sites
Stock Music: Higher End Stock Sites
Stock Music: General Music Production Sites
Stock Music: High End Trailer Sites
Stock Music: How Much Can I Make?
Stock Music: Source Of Revenue
Stock Music: Researching Library Publishers
Stock Music: Making Contact With Publishers
Stock Music: Gaining Inspiration
Stock Music: Productivity
Stock Music: How Long To Compose A Track?
Stock Music: Making a 5-year Plan
Stock Music: PRO Membership
Stock Music: List Of Library Music Publishers

TRAFFIC SECRETS - Send Potential Clients to Your Website orFunnel… Fast!
Before you start
Facebook Ads - Fundamentals - Part 1
Facebook Ads - Fundamentals - Part 2A
Facebook Ads - Fundamentals - Part 2B
Facebook Ads - The Ads Manager Tool - Part 1
Facebook Ads - The Ads Manager Tool - Part 2
Facebook Ads - Strategy and Implementation
How To Create FB Audiences

FUNNEL SECRETS - Automatically Qualify Prospects or Leads and Sell Your Music
Stock Music Funnel: $300-500 Passive Income/Month - Introduction
Stock Music Funnel: $300-500 Passive Income/Month - Strategy and Copy
Stock Music Funnel: $300-500 Passive Income/Month - Funnel Building & Traffic

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SYMPHONIC VIRTUAL ORCHESTRATION
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Module 1. Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
First Steps
Introduction: Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
Difference between Samples and Real Orchestra
Basics: Recording Dynamics
Balance
Panning
Layers: Distributing your Musical ideas
Volume: 7, 11, Kontakt, Audio, Gain, etc
Keyswitches
Equalization
Module 2. Using Templates to Boost Productivity
Using Templates to Boost Productivity
Routing
Small & Big Templates. Pros & Cons
Minimal set-up
Modular Templates (Sonar & Cubase)
Organization: Groups, Kontakt Instances, Buses, Stems
Reverbs
Computer Specs
Latency Optimizing
Bonus - Sketching Super Patches
Module 3. Arranging for Samples. Techniques Compilation
Ready-to-go Tracks: Configured and pre-routed
Getting a Tight & Powerful Orchestral Sound
Orchestrating Percussion Beds: balance, panning, layers
Sequencing a Percussion Bed: step by step
Ensemble Patches: benefits and when to use them
Strings Long Sequencing: big cinematic sound
Sequencing Trumpets: the right way
Horn Patches: for an epic cinematic sound
Tremolo strings: very good sounding articulation usually underused
Low Staccato Strings: for an epic cinematic sound
Horn Patches: for an epic cinematic sound
Module 4. Arranging for Samples. Techniques Compilation (pt 2)
Sequencing Fast Strings - Three Approaches
Strings Measured Tremolos/Staccatos
Timpani as a Main Orchestral Percussion Instrument
Blending Percussion and Orchestral Parts
Blending Choir and Orchestra
Compressing Velocities
Importing MIDI data from Score Editor. A good idea?
Sketching Within your Sequencer


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