Friday, September 9, 2011

Interview with Dan Trachtenberg and Mike Zarin (Portal No Escape)

Interview with Dan Trachtenberg and Mike Zarin (Portal No Escape)


Dan Trachtenberg (Director) and Mike Zarin (Composer) come on to talk about their immensely popular, recent project, PORTAL: NO ESCAPE.  The 7 minute short has already received over 6.2 million youtube views.  The two discus the origins of the project; how they came to work on the project together, and the musical influences found in the Zarin's original score.



Episode Highlights


00:26 — Introduction and welcome
03:05 — What brought you two together?
07:10 — The "Inception" phenom
09:37 — Mansell, Nails, and 2001
14:20 — What was your working process like?
17:20 — The original goal for the short film
22:30 — No Deadlines?
24:40 — Twitter and Facebook questions



Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)


00:00 — "Portal No Escape" (Portal No Escape) by Mike Zarin
06:25 — "Mind Control" (Inception Teaser) by Sencit Music
21:53 — "Portal No Escape" (Portal No Escape) by Mike Zarin
28:06 — "Portal No Escape" (Portal No Escape) by Mike Zarin



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