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Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of 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/Interdisciplinary Media, Documentary, Producing and Film Music.

Composing for film and TV involves much more work than finding inspiration for the music. In this discussion with members of the 2021 Sundance Film Music Intensive, composer Blake Neely shows excerpts from All American, Greyhound and The Flight Attendant and discusses how to maintain the intent of a score through the editing process, writing a score to balance the use of pop music, the differences between scoring for film and TV, how to construct and reuse a musical theme and managing the pressure to write under the tight deadlines of a weekly TV show.

Other conversations in this ongoing series include those with editors Michelle Tesoro, Joi McMillon, Teri Shropshire & Dylan Tichenor; cinematographers Stephen Goldblatt, Robert Elswit, Brad Young and Charlotte Bruus Christensen; writer/director Miguel Arteta, writer/director Walter Salles, writer/director Randa Haines and more.

Blake Neely is an award-winning composer, whose work spans film, television and the concert world. He has scored more than 30 television series and 15 films. His breakout score for the Tom Hanks film, GREYHOUND, premiered this month on Apple TV+. Current work includes The CW’s RIVERDALE, ALL AMERICAN and superhero franchises ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, NBC’s BLINDSPOT, and NETFLIX fan-favorite YOU. more...

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