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Making A Soundtrack

Making A Soundtrack

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The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real.

In mid-2019 composers Dan Watts and Gareth Davies met for lunch to discuss a collaboration idea. What if they could make a TV drama soundtrack without actually being commissioned? What if that collaboration could be journaled in some way to attract producers and influencers? What if it their experiences could help and inform other people?

The Making A Soundtrack podcast was born.

Join Dan and Gareth as they find out what it takes to create a TV drama soundtrack.

For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com
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Making A Soundtrack

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The Special Episode
Dan embraces his inner smurf while Gareth binge-watches Disney+. They also chat with these fabulous guests: Daisy Coole & Tom Nettleship (Composers) (Two Twenty Two Music) Claire Batchelor (Composer) Banks & Wag (Composers) Laura May (Music Publisher) Tristan Noon (Composer / Orchestrator) Links: PRS Foundation MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund Ivors Academy eatsleepthink Government guidance Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
53:48
April 3, 2020
Resolutions
This is the final episode of series 1! Dan & Gareth reflect on the first series of Making A Soundtrack and how the album is shaping up. They also look back at the wonderful advice the series guests have provided. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information about the series and all of our fantastic guests, visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
55:29
January 24, 2020
Little Mix
Gareth adds strings and piano to the theme tune, and Dan talks through track 6 to illustrate his mixing process. Next week's episode will mark the end of series 1 of Making A Soundtrack (booo). To celebrate we are going to the Royal Festival Hall (Central Bar) next Saturday 25th January from 6pm. Anyone and everyone is welcome, so come along and have a chat. All the details are on the website, and there's an event set up on our Facebook page if you'd like let us know you're coming. ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
32:11
January 17, 2020
May The Sound Be With You, With Tim Nielsen
This week Gareth makes the 100 mile journey to Dan's studio where they approach track 2 (the theme tune) and make notes for the rest of the album. They also chat with Skywalker Sound's supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer Tim Nielsen about all things sound (and maybe a little bit of Star Wars). You can find out more about Tim at www.skysound.com/people/tim-nielsen Follow Tim on social media: Twitter: @TimNielsen Instagram: @timnielsen71 ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
53:05
January 10, 2020
Do Your Own Thing, With Ian Arber
Dan & Gareth are taking a Christmas break! The next episode will be on 10th January. In this episode they attempt a Christmas carol, progress track 9 and chat with composer Ian Arber about Mission Impossible and recent BBC drama 'The Capture'. You can find out more about Ian and his work at www.ianarber.com Twitter: @ianarber Instagram: @ianarber ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
50:48
December 13, 2019
Singing From The Same Hymn Sheet, With Jeremy Holland-Smith
Dan practises his conducting and Gareth makes a start on track 9. They also chat to composer, conductor and orchestrator Jeremy Holland-Smith about his work on dramas Les Miserables and The Musketeers. You can find out more about Jeremy and his work at www.jeremyholland-smith.com Twitter: @jeremyhs1 Instagram: @jrhsmusic ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
39:58
December 6, 2019
Communication, With Peter Blach
Gareth & Dan get together at Dan's studio to review tracks. They also talk about the development of track 8, and chat with Folkestone-based director Peter Blach about his debut feature, Seagull. Find out more about Peter and his work via Twitter: @peterblach74 Watch the Seagull trailer here. ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
50:40
November 29, 2019
It's All About The Music
Gareth finds Dan trying to put track 7 to bed with interesting results. They also chat about how they have sculpted the sound for the album, what inspires them to write, how they know the collaboration is working and what to do with the album once they've finished it. ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
35:52
November 22, 2019
'On Set' Music, With Simon Whiteside
Gareth talks through his surprising approach to track 7 and hands off to Dan for more tinkerings. They also chat with Simon Whiteside about his 'on set' music work. You can find out more about Simon and his work at www.simonwhitesidemusic.com Twitter: @cyberdonkey  Instagram: @cyberdonkey  Facebook: @simonwhitesidemusic  Soundcloud: cyberdonkey ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
52:52
November 15, 2019
Fake It To Make It, With Meltem Baytok
Dan and Gareth talk about track 7, and what approach to take. They also talk to foley artist Meltem Baytok about how she started out and her work on TV dramas. Find out more about Meltem by following her on: Twitter: @melmeltem Instagram: @melimeltem ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
49:18
November 8, 2019
Keep Us Posted, Lucy Mitchell!
Dan and Gareth head into the liminal zone to create track 6. They also chat with post audio superstar Lucy Mitchell about her work. You can find out more about Lucy and her work at www.lucyjsound.com Twitter: @LucyJSound  Instagram: @lucyjsound  ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
1:14:08
November 1, 2019
The Direct Approach, With Steve Hughes
Dan and Gareth talk track 5 of their soundtrack album, another character theme. They also chat with director Steve Hughes, whose lengthy list of credits includes Creeped Out, Doctor Who, Wolfblood, Casualty, The Athena, Midsomer Murders, Suspects, Land Girls, Strike Back, Killing Eve, The Feed and most recently the Jason Bourne spin-off Treadstone. You can find out more about Steve and his work at IMDb Twitter: @moviegoblin Instagram: @moviegoblin ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
48:54
October 25, 2019
Watt's The Score, Sam Watts?
Dan and Gareth move on to track 4, a character theme. They also talk to composer Sam Watts about how he arrived in the industry, working on live action kids' drama and the importance of maintaining a work / life balance. You can find out more about Sam and his work at samwatts.co.uk Twitter: @i_is_sam Instagram: @i_is_sam ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
37:56
October 18, 2019
Noon With A Tune
Gareth gives Dan a one-minute challenge. They also give an update on the soundtrack album and chat with Tristan Noon - orchestrator to the TV drama soundtrack stars - about his working life, managing the stress and the importance of patience. You can find out more about Tristan and his work at www.tristannoonmusic.com Twitter: @NoonWithATune Instagram: @noonwithatune Facebook: From DAW to Score  ___________ Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
40:42
October 11, 2019
Workflow
Dan and Gareth are going to the pub, and you're invited! Head to makingasoundtrack.com to find out details. In this episode they give an update on the album and head behind the scenes to talk through their workflow and some of the tools they are using. Disclaimer: this podcast is not sponsored by anyone (all offers considered), and any products mentioned are simply part of the project workflow. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
36:20
October 4, 2019
What's The Story, Andrea Gibb?
Dan and Gareth get to work collecting real world sounds to turn into drones, textures and rhythms. They also receive a masterclass from scriptwriter Andrea Gibb. Follow Andrea on the Twitter: @gibbzer Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
1:05:56
September 27, 2019
Audio Ident Day
Dan and Gareth figure out how they are going to approach writing the album together, and share their process for writing the podcast's audio ident. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them.  For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
26:37
September 20, 2019
All A-board, Rob McCallum!
Dan and Gareth talk about lack of sleep and their hopes for a Captain Pike spin off. They also chat with storyboard and concept art legend Rob McCallum. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them.  For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack You can follow Rob McCallum and see his amazing artwork: Twitter: @rob_mccallumart / @rob_mccallum Instagram: @rob_mccallum Also, check out Rob's IMDB profile, it's quite an amazing list! Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
31:29
September 13, 2019
Introductions
Dan and Gareth are making a soundtrack! Join them on their journey as they figure out what it takes to compose a soundtrack for a TV drama. The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real. In this episode they talk about how they started out as composers, production library music and why they are starting a podcast about making a TV drama soundtrack.   Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them.  For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.
25:03
September 6, 2019
Opening Scene
The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real. In mid-2019 composers Dan Watts and Gareth Davies met for lunch to discuss a collaboration idea. What if they could make a TV drama soundtrack without actually being commissioned? What if that collaboration could be journaled in some way to attract producers and influencers? What if it their experiences could help and inform other people? The Making A Soundtrack podcast was born.  Join Dan & Gareth as they find out what it takes to create a TV drama soundtrack.  For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack Making A Soundtrack is a screenless production. DmSFDmu1ipefVsApyHAK
00:54
August 16, 2019