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Meet John Keane

Composing music for film and TV is a complex art. Watch composer John Keane talk about his work.

John Keane talks about the process a composer goes through.

Music is a very important component of a film, in that it can provide what Mike Figgis calls ‘the essential psychology of a film…a psychological backbone’.

There are essentially three options for music in film

• use existing tracks (like pop songs)

• use library music (‘mood’ tracks composed for general use)

• use a composer (who will work with the director)

What do you think are the potential advantages and disadvantages of each of these choices?

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