BAFTA winning composer, Paul Leonard Morgan, talks about writing soundtracks for television and film. He describes how his experience arranging music for pop and rock bands influences his scoring and shapes ‘his sound’. He talks in detail about the process of composing for pictures, his relationship with the producer and director and how their decisions directly affect his work.
Ask students to create compositions to fit with a clip. They could be given the clip or find their own, but it should contain an atmospheric moment, a character, and some contrasting moods. Students could begin by drafting a timeline of the specific hits in the clip and then can use music software or live instruments.