Benjamin Botkin

CWVFF Speaker2018

Benjamin is a Christian composer with a passion for telling powerful stories and crafting simple and profound emotions with music. A versatile composer, he has written music for a variety of visual media projects ranging from short films to documentaries, but he is best known for his work on feature films Polycarp, The Screenwriters, and Ace Wonder.

He also has musical interests outside of film, and often works creating orchestration for stand-alone musical projects or creating demo tracks for a number of top-end virtual instrument developers. In the past, Benjamin has lectured on film scoring at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and Academy.

Benjamin lives in the greater Nashville area with his lovely wife Audri and three little boys, Ethan, Elliot, and Philip.

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2018 Workshops by Benjamin Botkin

  • Composer Panel

  • Getting the Right Music for Your Project

    When do I need to hire a composer? Can I get by with licensing existing music? How do I pick the right composer for my project? How do I communicate and collaborate with a composer efficiently and effectively? How do I stretch my dollars and strengthen my story at the same time? Benjamin Botkin attempts to provide practical answers to common music questions that plague projects both large and small.

  • The Power of Music in Film, and How to Wield it

    Music moves people in profound ways. Music combined with visual storytelling can result in even greater emotional impact... if the music is well-placed. Discover how music can direct the viewer's emotions to either make or break your story as Benjamin Botkin unpacks the most critical stage of the film scoring process: The Spotting Session.