SS13: Elevating Film Stories Through MUSIC – with Filmmaker & Composer Nicholas Kirk

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In this laughter-filled interview with Filmmaker & Composer Nicholas Kirk, we discuss how to elevate film stories with music! It took everything within me to stop laughing after his John Williams’ impression & his mention of mixing Frosted Flakes with caviar 😂 This chat is FILLED with ridiculous analogies that are actually helpful. Enjoy.

Topics include:

  • How he landed his first film scoring job
  • Why he chose to become a professional filmmaker
  • How he built a successful career living in -nowhere- Georgia
  • How composers should work with filmmakers
  • Why “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” film score failed
  • Landing & Composing main titles for an AMC TV show
  • The importance of composers finding a unique voice


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