Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of 90-minute videos will deepen your understanding of all the creative disciplines that are supported through our Labs including Feature Film Directing and Writing, TV Writing, Emerging Media, Documentary, Producing, Film Music, and Theater.

In this video, Peter Golub, Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program and Composer Kathryn Bostic discuss how race informs her work as an artist. Using clips from two films she has scored, TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM and CLEMENCY, Bostic shares her approach to composing for film and her advice for juggling the many elements of a composer's career. She describes music as "sonic storytelling" and advises new directors to view music as a character in film, an element capable of moving the story forward and helping with pacing. She closes by encouraging all artists to embrace autonomy and to "marinade in your authenticity."

Other conversations in the series include those with editor Dylan Tichenor, actor/director Ed Harris, writer/director Karyn Kusama, writer/director/producer Kasi Lemmons, cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt, and others.

Peter Golub is the composer of numerous works for film, the concert hall, theatre and dance. His film scores include: FROZEN RIVER (directed by Courtney Hunt and nominated for 2 Academy Awards); THE LARAMIE PROJECT (for HBO); THE GREAT DEBATERS (directed by Denzel Washington and co-composed with James Newton Howard); WORDPLAY; COUNTDOWN TO ZERO; SOUND OF A DREAM; and SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME (dir. by Chloe Zhao). more...
Emmy nominated and award winning composer and singer/songwriter Kathryn Bostic is known for her work on film, TV and theater. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy. Kathryn is a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the prestigious Time Warner-Sundance Fellowship, Sundance Fellowship for Feature Film Scoring, BMI Conducting Fellowship, Sundance Fellowship for Documentary Film Scoring. more...

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