MUSIC AND THE SOUNDTRACK - WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2014
An opportunity to gain expert advice and guidance on all aspects of working with original and licensed music. Led by composer Stuart Earl and music supervisor Connie Farr, the session was illustrated with clips and anecdotes.
Connie Farr – Music Supervisor
She now runs the music supervision service within ThinkSync, catering for all levels and stages of production from shorts, trailers and promos through to feature films, with a priority being music supervision for independent feature films and international film trailers/ TV spots.
Connie’s past projects include Working Title’s remake of The Borrowers, Dreams of a Life for Film4, Lilting which opened last year’s Sundance and Grand Jury winner of SXSW Gimme The Loot. Current projects include the film adapatation of Martin Amis’ London Fields, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years and various other upcoming productions for Film4, BBC London, Sky and the BFI.
She is also the in-house Music Supervisor at the UK office of LA-based movie services house Ignition Creative, working on numerous TV promos and international film trailers (Dracula Untold, Lucy, Oblivion, 47 Ronin, Misfits etc).
Stuart Earl – Composer
Before going on to study composition at the National Film & Television School, Stuart Earl read music at Oxford University.
He has scored various award-winning features which have premiered at major international film festivals such as Sundance, London Film Festival, Berlinale and Edinburgh. Credits include Lilting, My Brother The Devil and In Our Name.
With an established career in TV drama, highlights include Channel 4’s Babylon (exec produced by Danny Boyle), Mayday (a five-part series for BBC1) and the International Emmy award-winning Black Mirror (series 1, The Entire History Of You).
Stuart’s short film work includes the BAFTA-nominated Keeping Up With the Joneses, produced through the BFI Shorts scheme managed and executive produced by Lighthouse. He also scored another two BFI Shorts: Field Study and Gutpunch.
Stuart has also written music for theatre, working on productions at the National Theatre (The Shed), The Royal Court and The Young Vic. This includes the award-winning production of A Doll’s House, which transferred to London’s West End (Duke of York’s Theatre) and New York (BAM).
Selected as one of Skillset’s Trailblazers in 2009, Stuart was also one of Screen International’s Stars Of Tomorrow in 2012.
Dates: Saturday 6 December
Times: 2 – 5pm (lunch and refreshments included)
Location: Lighthouse, 28, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
This event is funded by Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Funds.
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