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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mychael Danna. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mychael Danna, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mychael Danna. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mychael Danna, often where they are interviewed.

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Mychael Danna

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Academy Award-winner Mychael Danna's scores include Life of Pi, Little Miss Sunshine, The Time Traveller's Wife, and Monsoon Wedding. His regular collaborators include directors Ang Lee, Atom Egoyan, and Mira Nair. He talks to Matthew about growing up in Toronto in the 70s, his love of India, the challenges of scoring animations and writing with his younger brother Jeff. Their new Pixar film Onward is released in the UK this weekend.

(Photo of Mychael Danna, credit: Tyler Curtis)
Mar 07 2020 · 27mins
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'The Addams Family' - Jeff & Mychael Danna

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On this week's episode, Carolyn sits down with composers Jeff & Mychael Danna to discuss their work on 'The Addams Family'. They share the eclectic list of instruments used on the score, how they came to work in the film industry, and a brief glimpse into their work on Pixar's upcoming film, 'Onward'. 

In this podcast series, Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor for The Hollywood Reporter, extends her coverage of the filmmaking crafts. She speaks with the cinematographers, editors, production designers, composers, visual effects supervisors, and other leading artists that bring the magic of motion pictures to theaters. Subscribe now to receive episodes of this inspired new series that shines a light on the artists that spend most of their time behind the screen.

Oct 31 2019 · 32mins

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#13 | Mychael Danna, The Inside Track with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score

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Robert and Kenny begin the show talking about the new Halloween trailer, why the horror genre isn’t generally as widely respected for its music, and why some directors want to score their own movies.

Mychael Danna comes in to discuss Ang Lee stumbling into his music and collaborating on The Ice Storm, a score Elmer Bernstein originally slammed. Then Robert and Mychael recall working together on Life of Pi, and how Mychael was nearly fired before Robert and Mychael added a “shaker” sound to the score, and later won Danna his first Academy Award for Best Original Score.

In The Inside Track, music psychologist Dr. Siu-Lan Tan breaks down how sound design, including the “cocktail party effect,” can alter our perceptions in film and television, using examples from several classic films.

Then, Mychael talks about working with his brother Jeff Danna, and how they complement each other’s styles and approaches, and the music of The Good Dinosaur.

Lastly, Mychael joins Robert and Kenny to play a “Academy Awards” edition of Name That Score, where you — yes, you — can be a winner!

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Executive Producer: Matt Schrader

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Jun 12 2018 · 1hr 8mins
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Episode 0003 – Mychael Danna

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Academy Award-winning composer Mychael Danna loves to travel the world in search of musical inspiration. Any film score he writes leads him to a deep exploration of culture and context. In this episode, he takes us along the collaborative trajectory with director Ang Lee that begins with “The Ice Storm” and culminates in an Oscar for Mychael’s score for “Life of Pi.”

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Apr 03 2017 · 1hr 11mins

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The Art of the Score: Mychael Danna

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In this episode of Season 3 of the Movie Geeks United! original series The Art of the Score, we replay our conversation with Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna (The Piano, Capote, Moneyball, The Sweet Hereafter).

For more information on The Art of the Score series, visit http://moviegeeksunited.net/artofscore.htm.
Apr 22 2016 · 29mins
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Rob Simonsen - Film Composer - Moneyball and Life of Pi with Mychael Danna, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Girl Most Likely, The Spectacular Now and The Way, Way Back

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Rob's first break into film composing was through the independent feature Westender in 2003 along followed by the Canadian award winning Eve and the Fire Horse.

In 2004, Rob teamed up with Mychael Danna and has provided additional music and arrangements on Surf's Up, Fracture, Moneyball and the Oscar-winning Life of Pi.

The two have co-composed the film (500) Days of Summer, and the television series, Dollhouse and Blue Bloods.

Rob's more recent work includes the films: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Girl Most Likely, and the Sundance Film Festival features The Spectacular Now and The Way, Way Back.

Nov 19 2013 · 29mins
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Life of Pi / Composer Mychael Danna interview

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Feb 15 2013 ·