|Abstract||This paper tracks the process I took for scoring the student-made film Black Nametag. While it is personal, this paper attempts to connect my process to the larger world of film, establishing the importance of music underscoring. By providing a timeline of events, I articulate my thought process and the development of ideas that occurred as I scored the film. I begin with the initial assignment of the project, providing background on the student organization and the film itself. Then, I discuss specific milestones for the music's development. The trailer and sample clips largely influenced the music that ultimately made it to the film. I touch on my first experience with syncing music to some of the sample clips of the film and conclude with the final product. The final step utilizes all of the resources I gained from earlier steps in the process and combines them to create the final score. The compositional process described in this paper illustrates the thought and intent that go into composing a score. The understanding of this process can lead to a greater appreciation for the role of music in filmmaking.