BAFTA winning composer, Paul Leonard Morgan, talks about writing soundtracks for television and film. He describes how his experience arranging music for pop and rock bands influences his scoring and shapes ‘his sound’. He talks in detail about the process of composing for pictures, his relationship with the producer and director and how their decisions directly affect his work.

Working in groups, give the class a choice of three pictures to create a musical response to. The groups can then perform their composition for the class to work out which picture it represents. This may lead to discussion about the musical elements and common symbols which can be interpreted through sound, for example dynamics and pitch.