Music and sound design are two of the most powerful tools for filmmakers to enhance their stories. In this Master Class we explore how these elements work together to communicate emotion, tone, and characters, and how music can be used to complement visual storytelling.
Join Sundance Institute’s Director of Film Music Peter Golub and Academy Award, Grammy, Emmy, and BAFTA-winning Composer and Artist Hildur Gu∂nadóttir (Joker, Chernobyl) as they discuss the process by which composers and sound designers can build the world with the filmmaker and be an essential part of shaping a film’s story and overall message. The Master Class also includes a case study of the film The Assistant with Director Kitty Green, Composer Tamar-kali and Sound Designer Leslie Shatz, moderated by Glenn Kiser, Director of The Dolby Institute.
Topics covered include:
00:00 - Welcome and Introductions from Sundance Co//ab
06:45 - Introduction from Peter Golub and Hildur Gu∂nadóttir
13:00 - How Music and Sound Design Work Together
36:00 - Composing From a Character’s State of Mind
01:01 - Q&A with Hildur Gu∂nadóttir
01:15 - Balancing Multiple Artistic Projects with Hildur Gu∂nadóttir and Tamar-kali
01:31 - Introduction to The Assistant Case Study with Moderator Glenn Kiser and Panelists Tamar-Kali, Leslie Shatz and Kitty Green
01:48 - Case Study in Music and Sound Design: The Assistant
02:40 - Q&A with Tamar-Kali, Leslie Shatz and Kitty Green
02:50 - Closing Remarks
Presented in partnership with the Dolby Institute.