Sian Elizabeth Selway got into film music in what many would consider the wrong order. She gathered her industry experience first and then went to study.
We’re going to talk about the pros and cons of that, and also explore the differences between writing for shorts, features, and documentaries – because Sian’s done it all!
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Sian is an award-winning composer who’s worked on many highly acclaimed projects, and is going from strength to strength as she adds up more and more feature films to her credits.
But one of the really interesting things about Sian is her diversity.
In her film work she’s tackled short films, feature films, documentaries, and even children’s TV shows. And beyond the film world she’s written for Chamber Choirs, music libraries, and even for live dance and theatre projects.
She’s a true example of someone who’s built a diverse portfolio around her passion.
And of course, she shares all of her insights, advice, and lessons learned completely openly for us to benefit from.