Rupert Uzzell

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016Composer
Film (Short)
The Finest Model
Tatiana Matranga
Edinburgh College of Art
2016Composer
Animation
Record/Record
Robert Duncan
Edinburgh College of Art
2016Composer
Film (Short)
Routes
Andrew Cox
Double Cox Productions/UCA Television Production
2016Composer
Film (Short)
I Pull the Strings
Vittorio Falcucci
Artista Pictures
2015Composer
Film (Short)
Indefinite Leave
Declan Taaffe
Blurred Red Media Productions
2015Composer
Film (Feature)
Freesia
Conor Ibrahiem
Arakan Creative
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2016Composition for ScreenUniversity of Edinburgh
    2010MusicUniversity of Nottingham

    About me

    I have been a passionate and creative musician for many years now. I started piano lessons at the age of seven and soon discovered the joys of improvising and composing. Sitting at the piano or organ and just doodling around till I come up with something I like is still my favourite pastime. At the same time, I have also been training to become an all-round composer. I have studied copious eras, styles and genres throughout my musical education, from school to my music degree at the University of Nottingham. I have studied composition throughout this time and have been developing my skills as an orchestrator. I went on to do a course in Music Production at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 2012, and I am currently finishing a masters in Composition for Screen at the University of Edinburgh.

    Over the years I feel I have cultivated a deep understanding for principles of melody, harmony, structure and instrumentation. The many styles I have played and studied during my performance and teaching career - from baroque harpsichord to jazz piano to atonal organ music - have all influenced my voice giving my music a peculiar character of its own. I hope to use this in producing unique and dramatically effective scores for films, my other great passion in life. I've always loved cinema, be it mainstream Hollywood, cult movies or foreign art-house, and in particular I have loved how music is used to bring storytelling to life. Last year I did my first film, producing an electronic score for the short film 'Indefinite Leave' directed by Declan Taaffe. I also completed my first feature film score for the low budget independent drama 'Freesia', directed by Conor Ibrahiem, for which I composed a score interweaving electronic and string textures. My score for this was nominated for Best Original Score at the London International Filmmaker Festival.

    Since enrolling at Edinburgh I have completed scores for various projects from both within and outside of the university, including the short films ‘Routes', ‘I Pull The Strings', ‘The Finest Model' and an animation entitled ‘Record/Record' which was screened at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. These experiences have all been extremely challenging steep learning curves for me but equally exciting and fulfilling as well, cementing in my mind that this is the career I would like to pursue.

    Referees

    Available on request

    Additional Information

    Logic X is my DAW of choice. I use various EastWest sample libraries, including Symphony Orchestra, Ghostwriter, Hollywood strings, brass and woodwind, and I own Native Instruments Komplete which includes a range of Vienna Symphonic instruments. I have been using Sibelius ever since secondary school and currently use the 7.5 edition. I have also been completing an online course in Cinematic Orchestration with ThinkSpace education due to the specific guidance it gives in composing using samples to create as convincing as possible orchestration mock-ups. I am a Grade 8 distinction pianist, I am also trained in jazz piano, I have grade 8 with merit on the organ and did a gap year mainly studying organ performance at the Royal College of Music where I gained a first in my end of year performance exam. I also have a performance diploma on the harpsichord.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • ENG/Outside Broadcast
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Investigative
    • Magazine
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Natural History
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Television
    • Travel
    Experienced in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Childrens
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years