VIFF Podcast

The VIFF Podcast brings you exclusive in-depth conversations with industry-leading filmmakers, creators and cultural luminaries recorded live at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Listen as VIFF guests Michael Moore, Jane Goodall, Rob McElhenney and RZA (just to name a few) share insights into their creative process.

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Latest Episode: Terence Blanchard on scoring ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ongoing collaborations with Spike Lee

In this episode, we’re joined by one of the most iconic musical voices in the world.

From his start in 1980 as trumpeter with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra to his collaboration with Spike Lee on Da 5 Bloods (for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score), Terence Blanchard has been an idol in the worlds of jazz, theatre, film and television.

Headlining the 2020 VIFF AMP Music in Film Summit, Terence joined Variety journalist and editor Jazz Tangcay in a keynote event.

He talked about growing up in the New Orleans jazz scene, how he found his path to becoming a film composer on Spike Lee’s School Daze, dissecting the score to BlacKkKlansman and why writing for film requires you to “put your ego aside”.

VIFF AMP is a Music in Film Summit dedicated to inspiring emerging composers and music supervisors. The annual summit features a powerhouse lineup of world-class creative experts and decision-makers from the music and film/TV industry.

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