17 May 2013
Is it possible for leopards and people to live alongside one another?
Set in India, this BBC Natural World Special explores the relationship between these powerful predators and humans. Built for strength rather than speed, leopards hunt in the shadows and ambush their prey. However, in a shrinking world, leopards' lives are increasingly colliding with humans: attacks are regularly reported and many of the cats are trapped, stoned or shot. What is it like to live with leopards in your back yard and what does the future hold for these majestic cats?
Series Producer - Roger Webb
Executive Producer - Chris Cole
Director - Steve Gooder
Editor - Rupert Troskie
Original Music - William Goodchild
To watch a clip from the film, please click HERE.
25 February 2013
Jungle Gremlins of Java has won the Award for Best Natural History Programme at this year's Royal Television Society Awards, West of England.
The programme was produced by Icon Films for BBC Natural World. It was directed by Steve Gooder and edited by Rupert Troskie with music by William Goodchild. The programme's presenter was Dr Anna Nekaris.
For full details of the programme, please see HERE.
22 February 2013
Orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild
Performed by BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestral recording sessions took place at Abbey Road Studios on Tuesday 20 November 2012.
Here are some images from the sessions:
|"Trombones too loud!"|
|Running a cue|
|Chief Engineer, Andrew Dudman|
|Barnaby and I relaxing after a productive day|
|It's all in the bag. Time for a pint.|
All photos by Series Producer and Director, Chadden Hunter
To find out more about the series including clips, gallery and Exploring Arabia - an audio slideshow, please click HERE
Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra
William Goodchild, conductor
Emil Huckle-Kleve, violin
with kind sponsorship from Ovation Finance
'Exquisite and electrifying performances.' John Packwood, Bristol Evening Post, March 2012
For full concert details including online ticket booking, please click HERE
14 January 2013
William Goodchild, Senior Associate Teacher, working with University of Bristol MA students on their final assignment for the MA in Composition for Film and Television. Each of the sixteen students composed music for a short film sequence taken from Wild Amazon - a wildlife series recently broadcast on National Geographic and Animal Planet and scored by William Goodchild. The Bristol Ensemble string quintet led by Roger Huckle performed for the recordings. Sessions took place over two days in the University of Bristol Victoria Rooms, and the music was recorded by Jonathan Scott.
Photographs by Rosa Fay Photography