SAE Glasgow graduate Luke Palmer wins Best Music Score during the 48hr Film Project

29 Oct 2019

We caught up with SAE Glasgow Audio Production graduate Luke Palmer, who won the award for Best Music Score during the recent Glasgow 48hr film project. 

For those unfamiliar with the concept, the 48hr film project requires teams to create a film in two days - but they don’t know the genre of their film until right before the clock starts ticking. At the kickoff event, each team receives a genre for its film in a random drawing, as well as some required elements which have to be included - such as a character, a prop and a line of dialogue. 

Luke told us a bit about the short film the team created for the competition, as well as telling us a bit more about what he has been up to since graduating from SAE. 

What was your role in the 48hr film challenge within Team Team Dropshack? 

My role for the project was mainly to compose the final score; but I was on set as an extra set of hands. Before the shoot I also worked with Jack (Writer/Director) at looking over the script and adding a few jokes here and there.

What was the concept of A Friendly Man, the film you were working on? 

The concept for the film was a central character who is perhaps too polite and friendly for his own good. The story takes this to an absurd extreme as he tries to get home to see the birth of his child.

What were some of the challenges you encountered along the way and how did you overcome these?

The challenges are almost always time related with the 48 hour challenge; there’s so much to do within a small time frame and with actors schedules etc. it can be very tight to ensure everything gets done. The only way to overcome that is to accept that perfection is not possible and just get on with it.

How do you feel to have won the award for Best Music Score during the competition? 

It was very gratifying to win for best score. In previous years that I have scored films we have won awards that were for the team/film as a whole; and while I prefer winning these it felt nice to be individually recognised for my part.

What else have you been up to since finishing the course at SAE? 

I’ve been working on building on online prescience on YouTube making music. My debut album was just released on Stockholm-based label Rural Sounds; and next week I will be playing BBC Music Introducing for Teenage Engineering!

Find out more about Luke’s music here

Follow Luke on Instagram here.

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