Professional film and TV composer Paul Honey visited us at dBs Institute Bristol to give some advice to our students about composing for film and how to get into the industry.
Every composer has their own workflow and in this part of Paul's Learn From The Pros Masterclass, he explains his process for scoring and how he works on a day-to-day basis.
Composing for music libraries is an excellent way to boost your revenue and stay afloat during fallow periods as an artist. Here, Paul explains the benefits of composing for music libraries, what to submit and how it can help your career.
Sometimes, success in the creative industries can boil down to random moments of fortune, but it's vital that you are there and engaged enough to capitalise on them. In this part of his talk, Paul discussed the random nature of getting into the industry and why you need to jump on any opportunities that present themselves to you.
One of Paul's roles as a composer was scoring the theme song for BBC One's popular Blandings TV show, starring Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders, Tim Vine and Jack Farthing. Here, he explains what the process was like.
In this final part of his lecture, Paul discusses his experiences of scoring music for projects that cover sensitive topics and how students should approach creating music for projects that explore subjects that must be tackled delicately.