Film.Music.Media: Podcast

All Access: Jacob Shea & David Fleming (Blue Planet II)

July 10, 2018

[Watch the video interview on our YouTube Channel]

Nature documentaries are unique in that the score is more important than ever in creating a narrative structure as well as an emotional pull. This genre is one of the purest forms of image and music working hand in hand, with only narration there as a guide for the audience. With Blue Planet II, Jacob Shea and David Fleming worked alongside Hans Zimmer to craft a hugely powerful and affecting score that brought our aquatic world to vivid life. Learn a little about how Jacob and David worked as additional composers to gain experience. Hear them dissect the process of working on Blue Planet II, and what their approach was to create this sonic world for some of the most breathtaking footage ever captured for a nature documentary. We chat about the collaborative nature of working with Hans Zimmer, how they built thematic structure, and what it means to work on something important from an educational standpoint. Jacob and David are quickly blazing their own paths in the industry. Please enjoy this fun and inspiring discussion with two leading talents in the next generation of composers working today.

Interview Produced & Presented By: Kaya Savas

Special Thanks: Jacob Shea, David Fleming, Andrew Cohen, Impact24 PR