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Early Career Lunch Hour

October 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm PDT


12:00-1:00pm PT // 2:00pm-3:00pm CT // 3:00-4:00pm ET



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Are you a composer for visual media in the early stages of your career?

Are you trying to secure your first feature film, video game, or lead composer credit?

Are you working mostly as an “additional music by” composer?

Are you working mostly as a composer’s assistant?

Have you been working as a media music professional for less than five years?

Join the SCL Early Career Committee for our fifth SCL Early Career Lunch Hour on Zoom. These Lunch Hours happen every two months and always start with a Lightning Talk on topics relevant to our Early Career community, followed by a brief Q&A, and then an informal hang in breakout rooms with members of the committee and your fellow Early Career composers.

The Lightning Talk for October 6 is

Should You Work For Free? Some Considerations

featuring Composer Silvio Buchmeier.

Silvio Buchmeier is a Swiss-born saxophonist-turned film composer now based in Los Angeles. He is most well-known for the score to the immersive experience Viva Frida Kahlo. After a successful six-month run in Zurich, it is currently showing in Brussels with more global venues to follow. This year, Silvio scored the music for the highly anticipated The Rotting of Casey Culpepper, screened at Telluride Film Festival and BIFFF in Brussels. The feature version of the film was recently selected for the acclaimed Sundance Producers Lab. Earlier in the year, I Remember It Rained premiered at IFFR in Rotterdam. Silvio wrote the solemn and ecstatic score to the short film which stars Uly Schlesinger of HBO Generations. Furthermore, his music has been heard in numerous films at major festivals, such as Artdocfest Riga, Palm Springs, BIFAN in South Korea, and NIFFF in Switzerland, amongst others. In addition, he has worked as a collaborator on films such as Thirteen Lives (Ron Howard) and Old by M. Night Shyamalan.

Lunch Hour and Breakout Sessions

hosted by the Members of the

SCL Early Career Committee

Esin Aydingoz

Credits include: Noor, SEE (additional music)

First industry gig: Music assistant to Deke Sharon for Disney’s a capella group: DCappella

First composer credit: The Prevalence for Amazon Prime Video

Silvio Buchmeier

Credits include: Viva Frida Kahlo – Immersive Experience, Druckabfall

First industry gig: Music assistant Orchestrator David Krystal

First composer credit: Monte lato – The Story of an Excavation

Anne-Kathrin Dern

Credits include: Fearless, The Claus Family, Leap!

First industry gig: Sample Editor at Cinesamples

First composer credit: The Jade Pendant

Catherine Joy

Credits include: Potato Dreams of America, Naughty Books

First industry gig: Assistant to composer Tim Huling

First composer credit: A Musing

Cindy O’Connor – SCL Board Member

Credits include: Once Upon a Time, The 27 Hour Day

First industry gig: Assistant to composer Mark Isham

First composer credit: Forgiving the Franklins

Carlos Rafael Rivera – SCL Board Member

Credits include: Just Beyond, The Queen’s Gambit, Hacks

First industry gig: Guitarist (uncredited) Without a Map

First composer credit: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Dara Taylor

Credits include: Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar, Little Ellen

First industry gig: Intern for Christopher Lennertz

First composer credit: Colewell

Jeremy Nathan Tisser

Credits include: Disney’s Hair Jitsu, Battlewake

First industry gig: Assistant to composer Frederik Wiedmann

First composer credit: Mischief Night starring Malcolm McDowell

Kubilay Uner – SCL Board Member, Early Career Committee Chair

Credits include: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally, Force of Nature, Big Sur

First industry gig: Assistant to composer David McHugh

First composer credit: Man and Women

Kenny Wood

Credits include: Gatlopp, Amoeba Battle (VG), Go For It! 

First industry gig: Music prep with Steven Juliani

First composer credit: Oktapodi


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