Hitting the Right Notes The Composer/Director/Sound Designer Relationship
Jointly presented by the Australian Directors Guild, Australian Guild of Screen Composers and Australian Screen Sound Guild
The right music and sound is integral to the success of any production. And an excellent working relationship between the director, composer and sound designer is essential to achieving that success. This free seminar will reveal the secrets on how the director, composer and sound designer can effectively collaborate (and communicate) to obtain the best possible music and sound for a production. And how it can be done on a budget.
With a swag of awards – and pedigrees in film, sound and music – the presenters are Jonathan Ogilvie (writer/director), Chris Abrahams (composer) and Liam Egan (sound designer). Jonathan and Chris first worked together in 1995 on the short film, The Despondent Divorcee (which will be screened at the seminar) which went on to have international success including being nominated for the prestigious Palme D’Or, the highest award at the Cannes Film Festival. Jonathan then went on to win first prize at Tropfest with his next short, This Film is a Dog.
The seminar will include case studies of their recent feature films, The Tender Hook (starring Rose Byrne and Hugo Weaving, it was nominated for five AFI Awards, including Best Sound and Best Original Music Score) and the nano-budget feature film Emulsion (it cost the same as a mid range new car).
Jointly presented by the Australian Directors Guild, Australian Guild of Screen Composers, and the Australian Screen Sound Guild, this promises to be an informative and entertaining seminar. The evening will include complimentary wine and a light supper and will be an ideal opportunity to chat to other filmmakers, directors, producers, composers and sound designers.
Date: JULY 2009 FOR REPEAT SESSION. DATE TO BE ADVISED.
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: APRA, 16 Mountain Street, Ultimo
Cost: Free. Includes complimentary wine and light supper.
“The Tender Hook is a refreshingly stylish, slick and sexy change of pace for Australian cinema.”
Check out the trailer for Emulsion at http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=V-ARL0UKHOc (Warning: adult content)
Special thanks to APRA and the NSW Film & TV Offices for their generous support for this event.