An expert panel discuss writing musical score for non-fiction filmsThe Frontline Club will be joined by a panel of some of the UK’s most celebrated composers and filmmakers to discuss the process of constructing a score for documentary, exploring the collaborative relationship between composers and directors, creative approaches to composition and how music can ascribe meaning to images.
The panel includes:
- Rob Manning: a London-based composer whose credits include Chuck Norris Vs Communism, a documentary feature film which premiered at Sundance 2015; Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail for the BBC; and The Last Chance School, a BAFTA-award-winning observational film.
- Patrick Jonsson: a film composer who composed the score for Academy Award and BAFTA nominated feature documentary Virunga, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and executive produced by Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way Productions, and has assisted composers on a number of studio level feature films such as Thor, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Brave.
- Nainita Desai: one of the UK’s leading composers, having scored hundreds of films for major broadcasters – most recently for Brian Hill’s Mumbai High – The Musical. Many of her projects have won or been nominated for Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Emmys and RTS awards, including an RTS Best Music nomination for BAFTA-nominated film The Day Kennedy Died (Dir: Leslie Woodhead); and a 2016 Music and Sound Best Feature Score nomination for The Confessions of Thomas Quick.
Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.