This week’s guest is the wonderful Gunnard Doboze.
Gunnard has scored some of the most challenging type of documentary subject matter that you’re likely to come across as a composer.
Septem8er Tapes, about the search for Osama Bin Laden in the wake of 9/11,
Saving Face, about a plastic surgeon helping victims of acid attacks in Pakistan, and
State of Control, where two documentary filmmakers become targets of the Chinese regime.
I really wanted to interview Gunnard to find out exactly how he tackles documentaries that have such dramatic and emotional storylines - and I absolutely love how he describes his approach, which you’ll hear in the episode.
Gunnard also has some really interesting methods when it comes to his workflow, so this really is a must listen episode if you’re still trying to find your flow, and want to learn how to deeply connect with challenging subject matter.
Three things I think you’ll really takeaway from this episode include:
1. How to make your music become a character in the documentary
2. Working with non-linear timelines and the challenge of last-minute edits
3. Mixing as you go to inspire creativity in the composition process