BMI and the UCLA Extension program in Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts recently offered students a chance to get up close and personal with Graeme Revell, one of today’s most prolific composers. Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of Film and TV Relations at BMI, moderated a seminar that explored and analyzed aesthetic issues in composing for motion pictures.
Illustrating his lecture with film and audio clips from his own diverse work, Revell detailed a range of processes such as presenting compositional sketches, developing dramatic themes, supervising orchestral scoring sessions and collaborating with directors.
Graeme Revell was the 2005 recipient of BMI’s Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement. His film credits include Grindhouse, Man of the Year, Sin City, Aeon Flux, Assault on Precinct 13, Harsh Times, The Chronicles of Riddick, Freddy vs. Jason, Daredevil, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Blow, From Dusk Till Dawn, Tank Girl, The Basketball Diaries, The Crow, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Dead Calm, Call of Duty 2 (video game), and many more.