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I talk industry professionals who, on a daily basis, work with music and visuals. I’m talking about composers but I’m also talking about the editors, music supervisors, directors and anyone else who’s involved with the synchronous process of pairing of audio and visuals.



My mission is to get under the skin of their recent projects, understand their relationship to these magical media and glean insights into what makes them tick and what makes them great at what they do.

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I talk industry professionals who, on a daily basis, work with music and visuals. I’m talking about composers but I’m also talking about the editors, music supervisors, directors and anyone else who’s involved with the synchronous process of pairing of audio and visuals.



My mission is to get under the skin of their recent projects, understand their relationship to these magical media and glean insights into what makes them tick and what makes them great at what they do.

    03 – Trailer Music Supervision for The Crown with Award Winning Emma Middleton

    03 – Trailer Music Supervision for The Crown with Award Winning Emma Middleton

    In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I’m talking to Music Supervisor and Consultant Emma Middleton.



    Emma is a film trailer specialist and was voted “Music Supervisor of the Year” in 2020 at AIM Sync. She was also a winner and finalist at the Music & Sound Awards for her work on trailers for The Crown Seasons 3 & 4. 



    I often talk about the important of irreverence in the creative field and Emma loves to try new and unexpected musical ideas. I love the fact that she has a ‘curveballs’ folder.



    Emma and I talk about how she went from studying English literature to setting up her own Music Supervision agency.



    We go under the skin on her recent projects working on The Witcher and The Crown where she provides insights into the world of both sourcing and writing music for movie trailers.



    We discuss her love affair with the music of John Powell... and how she left behind the Javelin in favour of a career in music.



    So grab yourself a brew, sit back and enjoy this fascinating and insightful chat with Emma Middleton



    The trailers, music and companies that we discuss are all linked in the show notes below



    Emma Middleton's website and work



    Rubato Music



    The Witcher Season 2 - Trailer (Rubato Music)



    The Crown Season 3 Trailer (Rubato Music)



    Companies mentioned by Emma Middleton



    Create Ad agency



    Audio Machine



    Music that has inspired Emma Middleton



    John Powell - How To Train Your Dragon OST 



    John Powell - Should I Know You (How To Train Your Dragon 2 OST)



    Murray Gold composer



    Gustavo Santaolalla composer



    Turin Breaks



    Turin Breaks - Ether Song



    Doves



    Elbow



     























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    03 – Trailer Music Supervision for The Crown with Award Winning Emma Middleton





    In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I’m talking to Music Supervisor and Consultant Emma Middleton. Emma is a film trailer specialist and was voted “Music Supervisor of…

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    02 – Immersive Music and Sound Design for BAFTA Winning Games with Todd Baker





    In this episode I’m talking to Composer and Sound Designer Todd Baker. When we think of music and visuals we generally think of TV and Film but audio plays a…

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    01 – Writing Music with Personality with Oscar Winning Stephen Warbeck





    In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I'm talking to Oscar winning Stephen Warbeck who is one of the UK’s most successful TV and Film composers. Stephen also...Read More























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    Introducing: The Sync Music Matters Podcast with Jim Hustwit

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    02 – Immersive Music and Sound Design for BAFTA Winning Games with Todd Baker

    02 – Immersive Music and Sound Design for BAFTA Winning Games with Todd Baker

    In this episode I’m talking to Composer and Sound Designer Todd Baker.



    When we think of music and visuals we generally think of TV and Film but audio plays a pivotal role in creating an immersive gaming experience. And as I found out in this interview, the music often serves the kind of complex narrative you would find in film. 



    Todd likes to blur the line between music and sound design with a view to creating a more immersive gaming experience.



    Todd Baker’s unique sound can be heard on BAFTA-nominated games such as Monument Valley 2 by Ustwo Games, Media Molecule’s Dreams and Tearaway on the PS4 and Alto’s Odessy from Team Alto. 



    Todd was even commissioned by Google to provide the music for a Google Doodle for Earth Day 2020.



    As well as being a master of composition and sound design, Todd is also a phenomenal guitarist and co-founding member of the prog-jazz-funk-pop quartet The Lydian Collective.



    Todd and I discuss:



    How one person can change your life

    Getting into the game composing industry

    blurring the line between music and sound design

    Overcoming self doubt and imposter syndrome

    The impact personal life on professional life

    Top Gun



     



    Listen to the Music of Todd Baker



    Todd's Website



    Early Conceptual Works - Sound Circle



    Monument Valley 2 - Original Soundtrack



    Lydian Collective (Todd's Band)



     



    Listen to Music that has influenced Todd Baker



    Ben Walker - Folk Guitarist



    Green Onions - Booker T. and The M.G.s



    Limbo & Inside - Martin Stig Andersen 



    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare



    Steely Dan



    Leftfield



    Howie B - Limbo



    Cliff Martinez - Solaris (OST) 



    Catriona Mckay



    Heromi - A Place to Be



     



    Video Games Companies



    Blitz Games



    Media Molecule



    UsTwo


























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    03 – Trailer Music Supervision for The Crown with Award Winning Emma Middleton





    In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I’m talking to Music Supervisor and Consultant Emma Middleton. Emma is a film trailer specialist and was voted “Music Supervisor of…

    Read More























    Jim Hustwit



    In Podcast





    02 – Immersive Music and Sound Design for BAFTA Winning Games with Todd Baker





    In this episode I’m talking to Composer and Sound Designer Todd Baker. When we think of music and visuals we generally think of TV and Film but audio plays a…

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    Jim Hustwit



    In Podcast





    01 – Writing Music with Personality with Oscar Winning Stephen Warbeck





    In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I'm talking to Oscar winning Stephen Warbeck who is one of the UK’s most successful TV and Film composers. Stephen also...Read More























    Jim Hustwit



    In Podcast

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    01 – Writing Music with Personality with Oscar Winning Stephen Warbeck

    01 – Writing Music with Personality with Oscar Winning Stephen Warbeck

    In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I'm talking to Oscar winning Stephen Warbeck who is one of the UK’s most successful TV and Film composers.

    Stephen also composes for theatre and I first met him at the National Theatre where we worked together on This House, a play by Jeremy Herrin.

    Stephen is perhaps best known for his score for Shakespeare in Love for which he won an Oscar. He subsequently went on to score films like Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Billy Elliot.

    More recently Stephen scored DNA, which received a César Award nomination for Best Original Score, Uncle Vanya starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage, and The Children Act starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci.

    During the course of our conversation Stephen generously shares his thoughts on: 



    Having work rejected

    Getting fired before you’ve even started

    Dealing with… direct French directors

    Bringing a unique personality to music

    The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones

    What he plans to do should he reach 80 years of age



    If you’d like to discover some of Stephen’s incredible music or the works that have inspired him, then see below:

    Listen to Stephen Warbeck’s Music

    The Man in The Hat - Stephen Warbeck (Original Score)

    ADN - Stephen Warbeck (Original Score)

    Making The Coffee - Stephen Warbeck

    The Kippers (hKippers)

    Listen to Inspiration and References from Sync Music Matters Podcast with Stephen Warbeck

    Alex van Warmerdam

    Cristobal Tapia de Weer

    The Mourning of a Star - Keith Jarrett

    Gustav Mahler

    Blackbird - The Beatles 

    Baglamadaki (small Bouzouki) Playlist

    Nicola Piovani - La vita e bella






























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    03 – Trailer Music Supervision for The Crown with Award Winning Emma Middleton

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    In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I’m talking to Music Supervisor and Consultant Emma Middleton. Emma is a film trailer specialist and was voted “Music Supervisor of…















    02 – Immersive Music and Sound Design for BAFTA Winning Games with Todd Baker

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    In this episode I’m talking to Composer and Sound Designer Todd Baker. When we think of music and visuals we generally think of TV and Film but audio plays a…















    01 – Writing Music with Personality with Oscar Winning Stephen Warbeck

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    In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I'm talking to Oscar winning Stephen Warbeck who is one of the UK’s most successful TV and Film composers. Stephen also…















    Introducing: The Sync Music Matters Podcast with Jim Hustwit

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    Welcome to Sync Music Matters, a podcast that explores the beautiful relationship between music and the moving image.  My name is Jim Hustwit and I’m your host on this journey…

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    Introducing: The Sync Music Matters Podcast with Jim Hustwit

    Introducing: The Sync Music Matters Podcast with Jim Hustwit

    Welcome to Sync Music Matters, a podcast that explores the beautiful relationship between music and the moving image. 







    My name is Jim Hustwit and I’m your host on this journey as each week I chew the fat with industry professionals who, on a daily basis, work with music and visuals.







    Now you might immediately assume I’m talking about composers but I’m also talking about the editors, the music supervisors, the directors and anyone else who’s involved with the synchronous process of pairing of audio and visuals. 







    My mission is to get under the skin of their recent projects, understand their relationship to these magical media and glean insights into what makes them tick and what makes them great at what they do. 







    I’m all about understanding the people and understanding the process.







    This podcast is for anyone who would like to pull back the curtain and take a look behind the scenes of what it takes to compose music for an BAFTA winning game, place music in an Emmy winning series or edit an Oscar winning movie. 







    I’ll have my guests regale us with tales from the front line, provide practical tips and give us hot tips on new movies, series and soundtracks to look out for.







    As a composer and music producer I have a very close relationship with music. And given that 99% of the music I create is for use in TV or film I have a close relationship with the moving image. 







    That and the fact that from a young age I was seduced by the magic of the movies. As an 8 year old I pretty much wore out an old VHS recording of Star Wars that I recorded off the television one Christmas.







    But what I perhaps didn’t realise at the time, is that the music of John Williams played a critical role in my love for this film.







    There is powerful emotional synergy when the right music is paired with the right visual.







    And whilst most people will tell you that they intellectually ‘get’ the importance of music in TV & Film, I still feel it’s underestimated.







    As human beings, sight is our dominant sense, so it stands to reason that the focus is on the aesthetic. But music is easily 50% of the experience.



    In the first episode of Sync Music Matters I interview Oscar winning composer Stephen Warbeck

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