Stop everything you are doing and clear your schedule for the next hour because we now have video footage from the D23 Music of Pixar panel featuring Michael Giacchino that took place a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, we were unable to cover the panel as it ran too close to the Walt Disney Studios panel where Disney and Pixar showcased Brave and Monsters University and also announced two brand new films for 2013 and 2014. I was happy to find that video from the entire panel ended up online, as it turned out to be a captivating look at what brought composer Michael Giacchino to Pixar, while also providing us with a view into how he works. Take a look at the fascinating video here! [Read more...]
A few years ago, there was a decision made that the soundtrack for Up would not be getting a physical CD release. Depending on your preference for formats, you may have been deeply saddened by the news – many collectors were certainly heartbroken about it. There has been an exciting development in relation to this, as we have just learned of a limited-edition CD release for the Michael Giacchino-scored soundtrack! Read on for details on the number of CDs that have been produced and more importantly, how you can get your hands on one of them. [Read more...]
Back in late March, I went out to Pixar Animation Studios for a press event for Cars 2 and went on to participate in many roundtables with a variety of individuals who worked on the film. Directly after watching some half-an-hour of footage, we were whisked away to sit in on a discussion with the awesome composer Michael Giacchino. He had already been working on the music for the film and was actually set to start recording that weekend. What followed was one of the highlights of the entire junket, as it was almost like sitting in a class with Professor Giacchino teaching students about how to write music and create memorable themes. Class is in session, so get ready to learn from the brilliant Michael Giacchino. [Read more...]
What do Lost, Star Trek, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Up have in common? If you said that they are all a nice thing to watch for a great time, you would be correct. One of the reasons they are that great is the music playing with the footage – music that can make you laugh, smile, or even cry. Composer Michael Giacchino is the genius behind the curtain on those films and his music is currently playing with Super 8. In a few weeks, his music will grace movie theaters around the world when Cars 2 debuts. However, the original soundtrack will be released a week before the film and is now available for pre-order.
UPDATE: The soundtrack is officially available for download:
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to participate in a roundtable with Cars 2 composer Michael Giacchino. The Academy Award winner has earned much praise throughout the last decade for his work on Alias, Lost, Star Trek, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and of course Up, the film for which he won the Oscar. This year, the incredibly busy Giacchino has composed the music for Fringe, Super 8, and still managed to find time to return to Pixar to score Cars 2. Check out my exclusive questions for Michael Giacchino, where he discusses his inspirations, his past work, and his time on the upcoming Cars 2. [Read more...]
Demand for Michael Giacchino, composer for The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Up has skyrocketed in recent years. Previously working on scoring soundtracks for video games (like Medal of Honor), he made the transition to television with the popular Lost. Now, he is one of the busiest composers in the industry, often working with J.J. Abrams and Pixar. He has a packed slate, as he will be composing music for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and this year’s Pixar film, Cars 2.
At Pepperdine University, he sat down to talk about his career and his approach to outputting those beautiful medleys that we have become accustomed to listening to – the “Married Life” sequence in Up, anyone? Click on over to the Pepperdine Graphic to read the fascinating article.