Regionally-based composers interested in learning the art of creating music for film are invited to apply for Screen Composing Bootcamp 2020.
Now in its third year, the Screenworks bootcamp is designed to support the professional development of four regional composers and for the first time it's open to composers from anywhere in regional Australia. The program is delivered by Screenworks with support from APRA AMCOS.
Professional screen composers Amanda Brown (Babyteeth, The Secrets She Keeps), Matt Blackman (No Activity, Mr Black), Tim Count (Surfing The Menu, 3rd Night) and Petra Salsjo (Miro, The Telegram Man) will provide one-on-one mentoring to the four selected participants.
The mentors will assist with skills development as well as provide opportunities to increase the experience and confidence of the participants in order to advance their capacity for composing music for the screen.
Participants will travel to shadow their mentor in their studios, meet with other professional composers, attend meetings and immerse themselves in the business of screen composing.
"The Screen Composing Bootcamp provides an extraordinary opportunity for four emerging regional composers to connect with the screen industry," Screenworks Chief Executive Officer, Ken Crouch explained.
"We are excited to have opened up applications to all of regional Australia, giving selected participants who would not otherwise have the opportunity, the chance to be exposed to pathways and experiences which could advance their careers".
Rosalind Hall from regional Victoria participated in Screenworks 2019 Screen Composing Bootcamp. "It is very difficult to gain experience in the industry and receiving guidance from an experienced composer was such a great privilege," Victoria said. "The mentorship will continue to have positive ripples in my career for years to come."
Screenworks and APRA AMCOS acknowledge the need to address the gender imbalance within the Australian and New Zealand music industry. To help address the significant under-representation of women working as screen composers, at least 50 per cent of the selected participants will be female.
Applications close 12am March 1, 2020.
To apply, visit www.screenworks.com.au
Screenworks' Screen Composing Bootcamp 2020 is a targeted mentorship program supported by APRA AMCOS.