Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Charles Danneels 

BA [Hons] Creative Music Production

I'm a film composer based in Artane and have already worked on a wide variety of projects. I have composed the scores for documentary programs for RTÉ and TG4, including 'Róisín Murphy's Big City Plan' and 'Cumhacht an Nádúir'. I have composed scores for multiple student led animation projects, including collaborations with the Swinburne University of Technology. I'm currently working on my first feature film 'Love Lane United', as well as two feature documentaries, Ag Lorg Hy-Brasil, funded by The Arts Council and TG4, and 'Answering the Call' funded by Screen Ireland, Coimisiún na Meán, TG4 and the S481 Tax Incentive.

Project Description

My project features scores for three different films, and the compositional choices in each were informed by academic resources and interviews with established film composers, and the strength of these techniques was tested through the use of surveys.

Influencing The Audience Through Film Scoring

My thesis explored what techniques could be implemented into film scores in order to influence the audience and achieve the desired responses from viewers. The techniques were informed from academic resources as well as interviews and articles relating to established film composers.