#7 - Richard Pleasance (Composer)

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This week we chat to Australian composer & music producer, Richard Pleasance. Discovering a talent for composing and playing music at a young age, Richard played in several influential Australian bands before forming Boom Crash Opera. Not long after leaving the group he found a place composing music for hit series Sea Change, along with City Homicide,  Emerald Falls, Kenny, and Conspiracy 365. Currently Richard is composing for Freemantle Media's drama TV series, Wentworth. We talk to him about composing music for both Film and TV, the ways directors and producers influence score, and how young composers can find work within the industry.

Join us again for next week's episode with Ray Boseley, a writer & director of dozens of kid's TV series like Round the Twist, to talk about the in's and out's of writing for Australian television.

Points of Discussion:

  • Composing music for Film and TV series, and the difference between the two.

  • The process of working with a director and producer as a composer.

  • Working with music supervisors on features, and the important role they play in production.

  • How composers approach making music to fit certain scenes or requirements from producers.

  • As a composer finding work in other areas while pursuing Film and TV.

Chris Pahlow

Chris Pahlow is an independent writer/director currently in post-production on his debut feature film PLAY IT SAFE. Chris has been fascinated with storytelling since he first earned his pen license and he’s spent the last ten years bringing stories to life through music videos, documentaries, and short films.