The Art of Collaboration and Compromise
THE DIRECTOR LIKES ONE APPROACH. THE STUDIO PREFERS ANOTHER. THE TEST AUDIENCE DOESN’T LIKE THE MUSIC AT ALL!
Working as a film composer is a collaborative art, but how do you find your voice when everyone else has a different idea; when there is a constant pressure to sound like someone else? How do you navigate the job to maintain your creativity?
Award-winning screen composer and orchestrator Cameron Patrick returned to explore the challenges of collaboration and developing a score that pleases everyone, while not compromising one’s composing voice. Using examples of famous cinematic moments, and demonstrating the scoring process with live musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Patrick uncovered the mysteries of film music composition.
Patrick’s credits are diverse and include motion pictures such as Spiderman: Homecoming, Zootopia, Star Trek Into Darkness and Jurassic World.