I meet filmmaker after filmmaker, and editor after editor who haven’t a clue about how music works. No film school seems to get the facts about music in movies right! This is probably the most common mistakes filmmakers make. Not to worry. Help is at hand. Graham Walker is astute and extremely professional. Need music in your film? Then call him.Read his bio below.
Graham Walker, Music Suprvisor
Graham is one of Britain’s most experienced and active Music Producers specialising in the international film music business. He studied music at Kneller Hall, the Royal Military School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music in London after which he began his career in the music production business. After a distinguished career as Musical Director of Yorkshire Television, Head of Music for Granada Television and Head of Film Music Production for Lord Grade’s ITC Films, Graham then became freelance. Over the years Graham has acquired extensive expertise in recording throughout Europe and beyond. He has worked with many composers, musicians and orchestras in the recording centres of London, New York, Paris, Munich, Cologne, Rome, Brussels, Berlin, Budapest, Moscow, Belgrade, Prague, Bratislava, Brandenburg and various locations in South Africa.
Musically Graham has worked with talents as diverse as Bill Wyman, Paul McCartney, Mark Bolan, The Pogues, Nigel Kennedy, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Anthony Minghella through to Sir Lawrence Olivier plus composers such as John Barry, Christopher Young, Georges Delerue, Danny Elfman, Gary Oldman, David Newman, Basil Poledouris, Gabriel Yared, Jamshied Sharifi, Alan Parker, Mike Moran, George Kallis, Guy Barker, James Brett and many others. Graham is familiar with the Union Agreements and working practices in each country and is an expert on music copyright law. He has demonstrated time and time again to his clients that by knowing the best orchestras, musicians and studios in each venue. He can set up both technically and musically the most cost-effective soundtrack recording sessions both in Britain and mainland Europe and then work with the composer and production team to produce the best music soundtrack; on time; on budget.
In addition to Graham’s professional production/supervision of 85 feature films and 100’s of television productions, Graham is a trumpet player. His first love is jazz (but he loves all music) and regularly plays lead trumpet in a local big band. Professionally, as a musician this helps when working with a composer on a score recording and when working on recording music tracks featured in a film project this is invaluable. As an example of all films, Graham was the music production supervisor and joint music producer of the music for the film ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ and was the music producer of all the pre-recorded featured tracks. Graham set up, organised the studio and orchestra and then supervised and co-produced the recording of the post-production score with the composer Gabriel Yared as his score reader and ‘ears’ in the filmscore recording sessions and remixing sessions. Eight of the twelve songs in Planet 51 where worldwide pop hits of the late 50’s, early 60’s and where rerecorded and produced by Graham in the style of 80’s hard rock including lead singers such as John Sloman who used to be with the 70’s hit band ‘Uriah Heep.’

Graham is currently working on the development of ‘Badlanders,’ a powerful twisting spaghetti western style film which starts production in September 2014. The score is to be composed by George Kallis. Graham is also currently working on and ‘Ibiza Undead’, a horror film based on the holiday people in the clubs of Ibiza with about 20 newly composed songs produced by Graham in the style of current Ibiza rock.

Future projects ‘Sea Shepherd’ the true story of Paul Watson the founder of Greenpeace, ‘Tolkien and Lewis’ based on the true story of the lives of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, their friendship and their experiences, ‘The Prince of Cool’ a major biopic of the life of Chet Baker, ‘The Man Who Stole The Eiffel Tower’ based on a true life story of Victor Lustig; a con artist.

Graham’s proven ability in running a Music Department within major production entities has given him the knowledge and experience to control, manage and advise on all aspects of a projects music requirements throughout the entire production period of the largest size and as a trained musician, his ability to co-ordinate with the chosen composer is invaluable to the production and appreciated by all composers that he has worked with and additionally, as a music rights negotiator with a great team, as a musician and music producer, the featured music can be cleared at the best rates possible, recorded and produced at the highest quality at the best prices in consideration of the budget as is possible.

A video of one of our score recordings recorded in Budapest can be found here

For further information please contact Graham below:

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Tel: +44(0)1953 688593
Or  email: <graham@filmusic.biz>

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