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Screenworks | Screen Composing Bootcamp 2018

Opportunities for emerging screen composers have never been easy to come by, and this is especially true for those living in regional areas. This is why Screenworks has partnered with APRA AMCOS to deliver an exciting new opportunity for two Northern Rivers early career screen composers to be mentored by two of Australia’s most successful screen composers.
Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp 2018 is all about enhancing the skillset of the participants through a six week mentoring program. Under the guidance of the brilliant composers Adam Gock and John Gray, participants will learn how to refine their skills to meet industry standards. They will have the opportunity to go to Sydney to work in, and observe the industry practices with their mentors.
Adam Gock is one of Australia’s most popular contemporary screen composers. In May 2006, Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks established The D.A’s Office, a Music and Sound Design company for Film, Television, Radio and television commercials. They have composed the music for Masterchef (Worldwide), Junior Masterchef, The Apprentice Australia, The Renovators, Sea Patrol, Ten News, Compass (0), as well as commercials for Qantas, Virgin, Instyle Magazine, Hyundai, Optus and many more. In 2017 Adam delivered a cutting edge workshop for screen composers through Screenworks and has now offered to mentor an emerging screen composer.
John Gray is a multi-award winning film composer, having written both orchestral and electronic scores for award winning feature films, documentaries and television – some of which have been finalists and winners at The Emmys, Sundance, Montreal, Venice, Berlin and Sydney international film festivals – to name a few. He was recently nominated for an AFI/AACTA for his score on the critically-acclaimed mini-series Blue Murder (2017). A screen-composition graduate of AFTRS, his drama features include the AFI-nominated Kokoda and What Lola Wants. He also recently composed for the acclaimed documentary The Opposition, the Emmy Award winning SBS series Go Back to Where You Came From, the ABC documentary series Great Southern Land and the documentary Audience Award Winner at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival Love Marriage in Kabul.
Screenworks Screen Composing Bootcamp has received funding from APRA AMCOS, which is the leading music rights organisation in Australasia. Michelle O’Donnell is the Manager Film and TV at APRA AMCOS, she explained, “APRA AMCOS is committed to nurturing the next generation of composers. We’re proud to support this valuable mentoring opportunity for regional screen composers, allowing them to connect with the industry and further their composing career”.
Ken Crouch, CEO of Screenworks said, “this mentoring program has come together after years of running successful screen composing workshops in the Northern Rivers region. We are delighted to now open an opportunity for two early career screen composers to get practical work experience and make some strong industry connections.”
This opportunity is exclusively available to early career screen composers living in the Northern Rivers region.
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