In association with
Mr Derek Kirkup

H/Dip Music Production (Academy of Contemporary Music)
NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory
Instruments: Composition for Screen
Music Production
Genre/Style(s): Film
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


For young people and adults fascinated by writing film music, receive support and mentorship in all aspects of film music creation and career development from an experienced professional.

Learn to write, improve and develop fully produced scores for film including:

- Spotting, planning and sketching.
- Generating initial ideas, motifs, chord sequences and -= - other fragments.
- Developing ideas into a fully structured score that tells the story.
- Deepen your musical theory understanding.

- Learn to produce quality work efficiently with a digital audio workstation.
- Working with synthesizers and sound design.
- Live recording and mixing.
- Working with sample libraries and orchestration.

Develop your professional practice:
- Planning and managing your projects.
- Maintaining good physical and mental health while working.
- Deepening awareness, empathy and sensitivity toward story (and life!)
- Developing confidence to network and build relationships.

Support and feedback provided by a professional film score composer, experienced working with BAFTA-winning talent on feature films, combined with studies and experience in psychology and interpersonal support.

- DBS Checked
- Rates negotiable for block bookings/low incomes

About me:

I am a professional film composer working on feature dramas, thrillers and horror films. I studied music production at the Academy of Contemporary Music, passing with distinction, and songwriting with London Song Company. I also studied counselling at Guildford College, volunteered for five years as a listener and deputy director for Samaritans, and read scripts for Hollywood studio Eclectic Pictures.

My second feature film “Olive Green” beat the HBO Game of Thrones web series at New York Festivals. The third feature I have written for, Sorority, is out in 2020 and stars BAFTA-winner Sophie Kennedy Clarke and double BAFTA-winner Kate Dickie.

Contact Derek

Address: Bristol
Bristol and Avon
Mobile: 07843257914
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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