12 March 2019

MetFilm School Music Mixer with BBC Head of Music Television Mark Cooper

By Giuseppe Bruni | Categorised in News, VIP Guest Speakers, Industry Interviews, Filmmaking Tips

On 7th March MetFilm School London hosted our very first ‘MetFilm School Music Mixer’. Organized by our CEO, David Howell, who invited song-writing students from his former workplace – The ICMP, Laura Goldthorpe and Richard Fairlie to perform their original music and get to know our students. 

The idea behind the event was to encourage collaboration between the art forms and to provide opportunities for MetFilm School students to network with students from ICMP and potentially build further relationships and collaborate on music videos, soundtracks, syncs etc.

David expressed strongly that the idea of storytelling is vital to both film and music, and that as an alternative to downloading library music, young filmmakers should be reaching out to fellow talented artists in music. “The creative process for both songwriters and filmmakers are similar, both are telling stories, both involve drafting and redrafting of ideas, and success in both fields relies on your audience consuming great stories. When music and image work together the end result is far more powerful than the sum of their respective parts”.

Also in attendance was the Head of Music Television for the BBC, Mark Cooper. Cooper watched the young artists perform, and then hosted a brief chat on the use of film and music together and how he got into the industry.

Laura Goldthorpe sang her single “Candy shop,” and Richard Fairlie performed a composition called “Shelter.”

Interested in touring MetFilm School at Ealing Studios? Book now for our next Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 16 March 2019, or request a prospectus today.

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