DOC NYC PRO: COMPOSING AND SOUND DESIGN
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Composing and sound design are the least understood components of filmmaking and the most neglected in film education, yet they are as essential as cinematography or editing. Learn how to elevate your film from master craftspeople behind films such as the DOC NYC Short List titles The Great Hack and Apollo 11.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:15 AM – 11:25 AM How to Prepare for Post Audio Success
Time is money and even more so when the clock is ticking in post-production. You need extensive preparation to achieve your goals. Learn how to plan for creative success and cost efficiency from veterans of the process: sound designer and re-recording mixer Coll Anderson (LA 92), producer Samara Levenstein (High Maintenance. season 4) and composer Max Avery Lichtenstein (Paradise Without People, DOC NYC 2019).
. Moderated by producer Steven Bennett (Halston).
11:45 AM – 12:55 PM Sound Design Case Study: The Great Hack
We go behind the scenes of The Great Hack with producer Pedro Kos, editor Erin Barnett, sound designer Jeremy S. Bloom, re-recording mixer Tom Paul, and composer Gil Talmi, to explore how sound design is a critical component in telling the story. Producer Steven Bennett (Halston) returns to guide the discussion.
1:45 PM – 2:55 PM Composing Case Study: APOLLO 11
Matt Morton discusses his unique approach to the score for Apollo 11 and creating a soundtrack that was authentic to the footage and kept the viewer immersed in the events on screen. Ian Harnarine, professor of film at Trinity College, moderates.
3:15 PM – 4:25 PM How to Score and License Music for Documentaries
Music in documentaries can be a legal minefield especially in 2019 with more media and streaming platforms affecting licensing deals and fees. With panelists including Composer Agent Jenna Fentimen (Manners McDade), Director Amanda Lipitz (Step) who is named to DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 list, and Music Supervisor at VICE Media Jackie Palazzolo we will tackle the common problems filmmakers face with music and our panelists will advise you on how to navigate the process on budget and stress free. The panel will be moderated by Rebecca Grierson, EP and Music Supervisor at SixtyFour Music.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Happy Hour
Join us in the PRO Lounge to gather with fellow attendees and panelists to discuss the day.