Filmmakers Meet Composers Through “Speed Dates”

May 10, 2016


What happens when thirty composers meet thirty filmmakers and have five minutes to introduce themselves and then move on? It may sound like an exercise in speed dating but the object of the Meet a Composer event held recently at New York Film Academy Los Angeles was not new relationships but new collaborations.

NYFA documentary and narrative filmmakers met with composers and song writers from the Sundance Composers Lab, the Los Angeles College of Music, UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, and the Academy of Scoring Arts.

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“I loved the experience,” said Documentary MFA student Jake Garcia. “The speed dating format took the pressure off of mingling and I made lots of contacts.”

Several collaborations were forged between filmmakers and composers and we’ll see the results soon. Multiple NYFA films featuring scores written by attendees will be ready for screening by the end of the year.