Helen Kempster

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Composing Music for TV and Film

Posted by Helen Kempster on 20 September 2013

As a composer, do you ever watch your favourite television programme and listen more carefully to the music than you do to the dialogue between the actors? Do you ever think ‘I could do better’ or ‘My music would fit in so well there?’. Most films and television programmes have some music composed especially for them, so how can you break into this and have your music beamed into millions of living rooms, or blasting out in Dolby surround sound at your local cinema?

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Topics: creative industries

Be creative with job adverts

Posted by Helen Kempster on 6 July 2013

A couple of days ago I was reading this interesting article from a recent MA journalism graduate, about his experiences of gaining work in the field: http://careers.guardian.co.uk/careers-blog/journalist-job-market

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Topics: job hunting, creative industries

Archaeologists look to the future as well as the past

Posted by Helen Kempster on 24 May 2013

If you’ve been following the story about Richard III’s body being found in a Leicester car park you’ll be familiar with the recent controversy over where he should be laid to rest. Some of his living relatives are calling for his remains to be buried in York, as that is the place with which he is most associated. Laying aside the fact that his living relatives could number tens of thousands of people, there is no doubt that feelings are running high, and archaeologists are at the centre of the storm.

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Topics: creative industries

Using your talents in the music industry

Posted by Helen Kempster on 12 April 2013

Recently, some of the Careers Group team paid a visit to Urban Development, an organisation in east London which supports emerging urban music artists. Now, we weren’t hoping to launch our own music careers, but rather to find out about how they and other organisations support young artists, and about the opportunities there might be for those of you interested in working in music or arts administration.

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Topics: creative industries

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