Ep155 w/ Ian Hulquist

January 22nd, 2016

Ian Hultquist is a California-born, Chicago-raised composer and musician living in Los Angeles. His career began when he heard the first few notes of John WilliamsJurassic Park score in 1993, and has continued on from that moment, with a few detours along the way. 

After high school, Hultquist studied film scoring at Berklee College of Music, where he married his love of electronic and rock music, with his love of film, and began to develop his unique composing style. He also met his wife and fellow composer, Sofia, and became one of the founding members of the band Passion Pit. 

From there, the bands meteoric rise would take Hultquist to sold-out crowds around the world, and also give him the opportunity to hone his talent for digital and analog sound design (Hultquist acted as Musical Director of the band's live show for many years).  But it wasnt until 2011, during the bands first real break from touring in almost four years, that Hultquist was able to fully return to scoring for film.

Ep154 w/ Bill Kopp

January 7th, 2016
This week is our conversation with Bill Kopp the creator of Eek The Cat, Mad Jack The Pirate, Tex Tin Star and one of the original animators for The Simpsons (pre-Simpsons TV series).
Warning! *This episode contains explicit language*
We talk to Bill about his career, winning two Academy Awards while in school, the origins of Eek, the amazing friends he has made, his thoughts on crafting the perfect cartoon gag and his upcoming crowd funding campaign to help create his new project Dumb Bunny and Jack Ass.