Producing a Film Score with Composer David Murillo R.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
150 Mass Ave, Media Center
Composer and current Berklee student David Murillo R. will shared his experiences working on an award-winning feature film project and outlined the process he undertook to create and produce the film's music.  Between Sea and Land, a Colombian produced drama feature was part of the official selection at the Sundance Film Festival this year. At that festival the film won multiple awards, including the Audience Award for World Cinema Dramatic as well as the Special Jury Award for Acting. During this presentation, David discussed:
  • How to approach a director
  • What to look for in a script
  • Contractual background for this low budget but high quality production
  • Spotting a 96-minute film
  • Building and managing a team
  • Preparation and logistics for a 60-piece orchestral recording session
  • Editing and mixing the score remotely
  • Experience at Film Festivals
David (‘Dah – veed’) Murillo R. is an award-winning Colombian composer. His musical focus spans a wide variety of interests with a focus on composing for visual media, particularly Film and Interactive Media. Presently, David is completing his Bachelors of Music degree at Berklee, where he was awarded the Howard Shore Scholarship and Latin American Full Tuition Scholarship. He strives for a dual degree in both Film Scoring and Electronic Production & Design with a minor in Video Game Scoring. His love for music integrated within picture has allowed him to work with a diverse portfolio of collaborators from around the world. David’s most outstanding projects include Multi-Award Winning productions Between Sea and Land (Colombian feature film), Nefertiti’s Daughters (Egyptian documentary), Prime Contact (UK short film) and Beneath Paradise (Puerto-Rican documentary short).