Film scoring workshop with British composer Michael Price in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – Come to join a workshop with British composer Michael Price, who won an Emmy award for outstanding music composition for the BBC TV series Sherlock, in HCM City this May.

This is a rare opportunity to share the creative process of film scoring with the composer as he talks about the highs and lows of his career.

This is a rare opportunity to share the creative process of film scoring with the composer as he talks about the highs and lows of his career.

He will also be joined by Vietnamese composer Nguyen Manh Duy Linh and filmmaker Phan Gia Nhat Linh.

The great draw of this workshop is that Price and the Vietnamese speakers will explore the role of music in telling a story within a film, discuss trends in film scoring and examine the crucial relationships amongst the members of the film-making team.

The participants will also have the opportunity of a mentoring session for a practical exercise with their own short film projects which will be shared with the public at a networking event.

Up to 15 young students/professionals can participate in this workshop. This includes ten music composition students or composers at an earlier stage of their careers who seriously wish to pursue music for film, TV, and other visual media as a career; a further five attendees will consist of filmmakers who have created their own short films (either in post-production or released) and who wish to either create or remake music for their films and learn more on how film music can shape narrative.

The participants must be available to join the whole program from 8 to 12 May. Please fill out this online application form before 9pm 27 April.

Michael Price’s work for film and television has been widely recognised, winning an Emmy award in 2014, as well as awards from the Royal Television Society, Music & Sound, and Televisual Bulldog in addition to a BAFTA nomination and two further Emmy nominations for the critically acclaimed BBC series Sherlock, which he scores with David Arnold.

Other current TV projects include the second season of crime drama Unforgotten and the fourth season of Sherlock (with David Arnold).

Prior to achieving acclaim as a composer, Price enjoyed significant achievements as a music editor on a number of blockbuster films such as Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Richard Curtis’ “Love Actually”, Beeban Kidron’s “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”, and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Children of Men”.

As a music editor, Price has been nominated for four MPSE Golden Reel Awards, winning in 2001 for “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”.

Duy Linh is a composer and stage manager at Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra.

He studied at Magnitogorsk Conservatoire before returning to Vietnam in 2005 after a Master’s degree in Composition.

He has worked with local filmmakers for many projects including feature films and TV series.

Duy Linh attended FAMLAB organized by the British Council in London in February 2016, and will share what he experienced from that trip and from the local industry through a practical workshop.

Nhat Linh is an independent film director and founder of the online short film festival Yxineff (2010-2014). He had his debut feature, “Sweet 20”, in 2016 and it became the highest-grossing Vietnamese film at the Vietnamese box office up till now.

The film was also acclaimed for its music and well-selected soundtracks.

Linh received the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur award in 2013 for his work in promoting independent short film.

He will contribute to the workshop from a director’s point of view on how to work in collaboration between directors and film composers.

Please contact: Ms Hong Pham, British Council Vietnam, Tel. 04-3728 1924

Email: [email protected]


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