The Troop film sets out to capture the sheer power and grace of The King’s Troop royal horse artillery. Award winning director Marcus Dillistone, noted for his demanding sound requirements, commissioned Julian to score the film and also oversee the location and post production sound.
As well as recording during filming, the entire King’s Troop were made available for a special sound shoot. Microphones were strapped to gun carriages, horses and riders, and for that final bit of realism 12 tons of horse and gun were galloped past the sound recordist with inches to spare.
Unlike nearly all modern features the Troops soundtrack was created from the actual sounds of the Troop with no artificial processing. The music score was crafted to allow space for these fx resulting in a powerful dynamic soundscape to complement stunning cinematography.