Programs

Music Notes: Building the Soundtrack for Your Film

Programs

Music Notes: Building the Soundtrack for Your Film

Get ready to learn everything you wanted to know about music for film in one evening. We’re pleased to welcome Andrew Gross from Konsonant Music for a detailed seminar on completing the soundtrack for your film, from both a creative and business perspective.

Topics covered will include: Temp Music – how to create a successful temp score for your rough cut (without getting married to it); Music Rights 101 – how to effectively license music for your film; Hiring a Composer – what to look for and how to ask the right questions before you make a deal; and the Director-Composer Relationship – how to communicate with a composer when you don’t have a musical background, and other strategies that can lead to a successful collaboration.

About the speaker

Andrew Gross is an Emmy and Guild of Music Supervisors Award-nominated music supervisor. Recent music supervision credits include I Think You Should Leave (three seasons, Netflix); The Vow: Part II (HBO), Ascension (Academy Award-nominated feature doc for Paramount+) and Sugarcane (Nat Geo and 2024 Sundance Award Winner). Currently, Andrew is working on It’s What’s Inside (Netflix, premiered at Sundance 2024) and a doc series on Burning Man, directed by Jehane Noujaim and Vikram Gandhi.

Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of the Production Music Association and is a founding partner at Konsonant Music and Bulletproof Bear. He lives in Topanga, CA with his wife and their cats and goats.
 
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Accessibility

Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at accessibility@filmindependent.org or 323 556 9305.