bloc // January 28, 2007

amperSAND – The Role of Music in Animation and Film: John Hardy ⁄⁄

Date: Wednesday 7th February, 6.30pm arrive for 6.45pm start
Location: wales


For this amperSAND event BAFTA Cymru award winning composer John Hardy will give a thought provoking presentation on the role of music in animation and film.

John is a diverse and critically acclaimed composer who has written original music for over 150 features, drama series, documentaries & films, which have been seen all over the world. His most recent work includes music for Colin & Cumberland` (BBC ONE) and `True Horror` with Anthony Head (DISCOVERY/October Films).

`There are so many cases of film projects where music is an afterthought, missing the opportunity for the ideas of vision, action, narration & dialogue to interact at an early stage, missing key creative opportunities, that you might think that people planning such projects were tone deaf. Very often the music is the very last thing to be considered, and budgets are therefore a confused and panicked afterthought too.

Many great projects, from Death In Venice, Once Upon A Time In The West, Fantasia & Tom and Jerry to some of the greatest TV commercials, actually started with the music before shooting a single scene.
How good do you want your music to be? `

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amperSAND events are aimed at professionals and enthusiasts working in all aspects of digital media, businesses, students, independent artists and people with an interest in animation, computer games, digital art, and other production areas in these sectors.

amperSAND events are initiated and organised by The School of Digital Media, Swansea Institute, in partnership with @Wales Digital Media Initiative, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Regional Development Fund. The venue is provided by kind permission of the President and Council of the National Museums & Galleries of Wales.

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