(Intermediate - Theory and Hands-on)
Terry Gadsden pursues what may be described as two parallel careers that frequently overlap – film composer and filmmaker. Each one helps the other as it turns out.
His main locale for many years was Toronto, but he was also a staff film editor for the BBC in London, England, and he has done location work all over the world, in a variety of functions.
Editing has been a big part of Terry’s career, shaping images and ideas into stories that jar, that flow smoothly, that create emotion and thought. He has worked on 35mm, 70mm, Imax, and digital productions, for a wide range of clients, including CBC-TV, TV Ontario, Global TV, CTV, and many production houses in Toronto.
As a film editor, his name is on many awards, including an EMMY nomination, several CLIOs (the American advertising awards) and BESSIEs (the Canadian television advertising awards.)
Terry is the composer of many original tracks scored for specific commercials and films. On some of these productions he was lucky enough to be the editor as well as the composer. He has composed tracks for Infiniti Automobiles, Saturn Automobiles, Bank of Montreal, Pontiac Automobiles, and a long list of national television commercials.
Along the course of his career, he began composing stock music, mainly for deWolfe Ltd of London, England, and for a few other production library companies as well. Stock music is wonderful – Terry works with the best musicians in the best studios, and the music he creates goes out into the world and generates royalties.
Terry’s music turns up in the most interesting places – television shows like How I Met Your Mother, Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live, Hell On Wheels, and feature films like Brokeback Mountain, Charlie’s Angels-Full Throttle, etc.
So far, Terry has composed over 750 pieces of music that are out there in the world, helping to create the emotion for a film production.