Film Composer Brings Sound Alive

Published: 16th October 2017

Roma Yagnik joined us at The Customs House last week to lead a fantastic sound workshop for our young filmmakers. Roma is a sound designer and composer based in Newcastle whose work includes film, television and live events.

Roma talked to the young people about her career, offered advice and answered questions from the group. The filmmakers took part in an exercise where the same movement was performed a number of times to different pieces of music. This showed the impact music has on a scene and how composers can be asked to help achieve a mood by the director. The group also tried their hands at Foley, which involves recording the sound effects for a film – often using bizarre items. They watched clips of films and television programmes and worked as a team to create the sound effects in time with the images they were watching. The session was a great hands-on workshop and left everyone excited about the sound of films!

Next week we’ll be working with Little Betty Films to start work the technical side of filmmaking.

Filmmaking at The Customs House takes place each Thursday from 5 to 7pm, and is suitable for 13 to 19 year olds with tickets costing just £3.50 each week. For more information or to join the group, contact Daniel on 0191 427 8193 or