This event was recorded live on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. 

Music is an extremely essential (and often costly) element of your film/series so you want to be sure to set your composer up for success while also avoiding any music licensing pitfalls. Join Trailblazer Studios‘ SVP of Sound and Engagement Eric Johnson and Music Supervisor/Executive Producer Aurelia Belfield for a deep dive into the world of music for feature docs and docuseries, with additional insights from composer Paul Brill (Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Bobby Kennedy for President). Among the topics they’ll explore is the advantage of starting to collaborate with your sound team even before production begins—which can save time, money, and help materialize your creative vision at the highest possible level.

Tickets for this event are $19 or buy a winter season pass for all four events for $99.

All registrants may participate in the live session, and will also receive access to the recorded event, a written transcript, and a copy of the slide presentation after the livestream. Tickets are non-refundable.

If you have questions about registration, please email For questions about accommodations and accessibility, including requests for live ASL interpretation, please email

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