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REWIND: How Film & TV Composer Dara Taylor Trailblazes The Way For Future POC Composers

She's So Reel

Rewinding back—I finally get to explore one of my favorite aspects of movies and tv shows—music scoring! I am bringing on score composer and producer Dara Taylor! Dara has contributed to films major films like Bad Moms, A Bad Mom’s Christmas, the action-comedy sequel Shaft, Pitch Perfect 3, and many more. As for tv shows, her musical voice stretches all the way from Amazon series The Boys to CW’s Supernatural. Today, we hear how Dara’s story leads the way for future black female composers and how she continuously integrates her fresh score styling with current and upcoming projects. Ladies and gents—welcome Dara to the show! DT's 'Gram: @darataylormusic DT's Website: www.darataylor.comSSR ‘Gram: @ajsoreelSSR Twitter: @shessoreelSSR FB Community: The Reelest CommunitySSR Shownotes:https://shessoreel.com/episode/dara-taylor/*This episode includes affiliate links for which I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you should you make a purchase. Read my disclaimer for further info.*

49mins

4 Feb 2021

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Ep 32: Dara Taylor (Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar, Echo Boomers)

Composer Talk

Our next guest has emerged as a fresh voice in the world of scoring music to picture as evidenced by her score to the upcoming Lionsgate comedy Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar starring Kristen Wiig and Jamie Dornan, co-composed with Christopher Lennertz. Her credits include the Netflix docuseries Trial By Media, the independent film Turner Risk, and the Karen Allen-starred film Colewell, for which she won a 2019 Hollywood Music in Media award. Up next for her is the FX series Pride and the action crime drama Echo Boomers starring Michael Shannon.  As a score producer and composer of additional music for Chris Lennertz, she has contributed to major motion picture films including Bad Moms, A Bad Mom’s Christmas, the action-comedy sequel Shaft, Amazon's highly acclaimed television series The Boys, Netflix’s sci-fi series Lost in Space, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Baywatch, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Pitch Perfect 3, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, The Happytime Murders, Uglydolls, and A Madea Family Funeral, as well as the long-running CW show Supernatural. In 2015, she was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for her score on the short film Undetectable, and in 2016, she was asked to take part in Women in Film’s Women Composers in Media concert. In 2018, she was chosen as a fellow for the Sundance Institute Composers Lab and the following year she was chosen as one the BMI Conducting for Composers Fellows. The composer is... Dara Taylor--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/composertalk/support

31mins

6 Nov 2020

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Dara Taylor: Finding Your People

LooseLeaf NoteBook with Julia Adolphe

Composer Dara Taylor shares how she stays focused on her writing for film & TV while striving to process the current national reckoning with systemic racism. We discuss how Dara moved through environments where she did not feel welcome as a female composer of color to how she found her creative home working with mentor turned collaborator Christopher Lennertz in Los Angeles. Dara shares how composing and therapy helped her begin to process her father's passing, and how an unexpected creative hobby opened her up to speaking more about her racial identity.  www.DaraTaylor.com Questions and comments can be shared on Julia Adolphe's YouTube Channel

28mins

16 Oct 2020

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How Film & TV Composer Dara Taylor Trailblazes The Way For Future POC Composers

She's So Reel

I finally get to explore one of my favorite aspects of movies and tv shows—music scoring! I am bringing on score composer and producer Dara Taylor! Dara has contributed to films major films like Bad Moms, A Bad Mom’s Christmas, the action-comedy sequel Shaft, Pitch Perfect 3, and many more. As for tv shows, her musical voice stretches all the way from Amazon series The Boys to CW’s Supernatural. Today, we hear how Dara’s story leads the way for future black female composers and how she continuously integrates her fresh score styling with current and upcoming projects. Ladies and gents—welcome Dara to the show! Also, I have 5 copies of this wonderful movie I Am Woman to giveaway in exchange for a lovely podcast review! Go on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher and leave a review for my podcast. Send me a screenshot at heyaj@shessoreel.com and your one entry will be in! Winners will be announced on Fri, Sept. 25th! DT's 'Gram: @darataylormusic DT's Website: www.darataylor.comSSR ‘Gram: @ajsoreelSSR Twitter: @shessoreelSSR FB Community: The Reelest CommunitySSR Shownotes:https://shessoreel.com/episode/dara-taylor/*This episode includes affiliate links for which I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you should you make a purchase. Read my disclaimer for further info.*

49mins

24 Sep 2020

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Dara Taylor (On basics of film composition)

The Black Film Space Podcast

We interview Dara Taylor, a film composer and score producer who has worked on films such as 'A Bad Mom's Christmas', 'Sausage Party', Netflix's 'Lost and Space', and 'SHAFT' (2019). We talk with Dara about the basics of film composition, the process of composing a film score, and her path to finding consistent work in Hollywood. Follow Black Film Space: blackfilmspace.com Instagram.com/blackfilmspace Facebook.com/blackfilmspace Twitter.com/blackfilmspace

1hr 18mins

18 Jun 2019