Making A Soundtrack

Making A Soundtrack

www.makingasoundtrack.com
The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real. In mid-2019 composers Dan Watts and Gareth Davies met for lunch to discuss a collaboration idea. What if they could make a TV drama soundtrack without actually being commissioned? What if that collaboration could be journaled in some way to attract producers and influencers? What if it their experiences could help and inform other people? The Making A Soundtrack podcast was born. ​ Join Dan and Gareth as they find out what it takes to create a TV drama soundtrack. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com


The Special Episode
Apr 2 • 53 min
Dan embraces his inner smurf while Gareth binge-watches Disney+. They also chat with these fabulous guests: Daisy Coole & Tom Nettleship (Composers) (Two Twenty Two Music) Claire Batchelor (Composer) Banks & Wag (Composers) Laura May (Music Publisher)…
Resolutions
Jan 23 • 55 min
This is the final episode of series 1! Dan & Gareth reflect on the first series of Making A Soundtrack and how the album is shaping up. They also look back at the wonderful advice the series guests have provided. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you…
Little Mix
Jan 16 • 32 min
Gareth adds strings and piano to the theme tune, and Dan talks through track 6 to illustrate his mixing process. Next week’s episode will mark the end of series 1 of Making A Soundtrack (booo). To celebrate we are going to the Royal Festival Hall (Central…
May The Sound Be With You, With Tim Nielsen
Jan 9 • 53 min
This week Gareth makes the 100 mile journey to Dan’s studio where they approach track 2 (the theme tune) and make notes for the rest of the album. They also chat with Skywalker Sound’s supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer Tim…
Do Your Own Thing, With Ian Arber
Dec 12, 2019 • 50 min
Dan & Gareth are taking a Christmas break! The next episode will be on 10th January. In this episode they attempt a Christmas carol, progress track 9 and chat with composer Ian Arber about Mission Impossible and recent BBC drama ‘The Capture’. You can…
Singing From The Same Hymn Sheet, With Jeremy Holland-Smith
Dec 5, 2019 • 39 min
Dan practises his conducting and Gareth makes a start on track 9. They also chat to composer, conductor and orchestrator Jeremy Holland-Smith about his work on dramas Les Miserables and The Musketeers. You can find out more about Jeremy and his work at…
Communication, With Peter Blach
Nov 28, 2019 • 50 min
Gareth & Dan get together at Dan’s studio to review tracks. They also talk about the development of track 8, and chat with Folkestone-based director Peter Blach about his debut feature, Seagull. Find out more about Peter and his work via Twitter:…
It’s All About The Music
Nov 21, 2019 • 35 min
Gareth finds Dan trying to put track 7 to bed with interesting results. They also chat about how they have sculpted the sound for the album, what inspires them to write, how they know the collaboration is working and what to do with the album once they’ve…
‘On Set’ Music, With Simon Whiteside
Nov 14, 2019 • 52 min
Gareth talks through his surprising approach to track 7 and hands off to Dan for more tinkerings. They also chat with Simon Whiteside about his ‘on set’ music work. You can find out more about Simon and his work at www.simonwhitesidemusic.com Twitter:…
Fake It To Make It, With Meltem Baytok
Nov 7, 2019 • 49 min
Dan and Gareth talk about track 7, and what approach to take. They also talk to foley artist Meltem Baytok about how she started out and her work on TV dramas. Find out more about Meltem by following her on: Twitter: @melmeltem Instagram: @melimeltem…
Keep Us Posted, Lucy Mitchell!
Nov 1, 2019 • 74 min
Dan and Gareth head into the liminal zone to create track 6. They also chat with post audio superstar Lucy Mitchell about her work. You can find out more about Lucy and her work at www.lucyjsound.com Twitter: @LucyJSound Instagram: @lucyjsound ___________…
The Direct Approach, With Steve Hughes
Oct 24, 2019 • 48 min
Dan and Gareth talk track 5 of their soundtrack album, another character theme. They also chat with director Steve Hughes, whose lengthy list of credits includes Creeped Out, Doctor Who, Wolfblood, Casualty, The Athena, Midsomer Murders, Suspects, Land…
Watt’s The Score, Sam Watts?
Oct 17, 2019 • 37 min
Dan and Gareth move on to track 4, a character theme. They also talk to composer Sam Watts about how he arrived in the industry, working on live action kids’ drama and the importance of maintaining a work / life balance. You can find out more about Sam…
Noon With A Tune
Oct 10, 2019 • 40 min
Gareth gives Dan a one-minute challenge. They also give an update on the soundtrack album and chat with Tristan Noon - orchestrator to the TV drama soundtrack stars - about his working life, managing the stress and the importance of patience. You can find…
Workflow
Oct 3, 2019 • 36 min
Dan and Gareth are going to the pub, and you’re invited! Head to makingasoundtrack.com to find out details. In this episode they give an update on the album and head behind the scenes to talk through their workflow and some of the tools they are using.…
What’s The Story, Andrea Gibb?
Sep 26, 2019 • 65 min
Dan and Gareth get to work collecting real world sounds to turn into drones, textures and rhythms. They also receive a masterclass from scriptwriter Andrea Gibb. Follow Andrea on the Twitter: @gibbzer Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them.…
Audio Ident Day
Sep 19, 2019 • 26 min
Dan and Gareth figure out how they are going to approach writing the album together, and share their process for writing the podcast’s audio ident. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com…
All A-board, Rob McCallum!
Sep 12, 2019 • 31 min
Dan and Gareth talk about lack of sleep and their hopes for a Captain Pike spin off. They also chat with storyboard and concept art legend Rob McCallum. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them. For more information visit…
Introductions
Sep 5, 2019 • 25 min
Dan and Gareth are making a soundtrack! Join them on their journey as they figure out what it takes to compose a soundtrack for a TV drama. The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real. In this episode they talk about how they started out as…
Opening Scene
Aug 16, 2019 • 0 min
The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real. In mid-2019 composers Dan Watts and Gareth Davies met for lunch to discuss a collaboration idea. What if they could make a TV drama soundtrack without actually being commissioned? What if that…