Some technical issues prolonged the completion of my latest podcast with Hannibal’s composer Brian Reitzell, but the piece is now available in audio-only versions via iTunes [note: feed should be updated shortly] and Libsyn, and as a visual podcast on YouTube:
It’s been a while since I’ve done a podcast with extensive visuals, and this is the first where the entire conversation was fed into a vintage video synthesizer, a Showtime Video Ventures Video Colorizer (circa early 1980s), plus two cue extracts matched with ‘animated’ abstract visuals as well.
Those adverse to strobing images might want to stick with the audio podcasts, or check out some making-of details and stills (plus links to HD extracts) beforehand at my filmmaking site, www.bigheadamusements.com.
I actually interviewed Reitzell for Lakeshore Records’ release of Season 2’s music, but our conversation still applies to the music of Hannibal’s third and final season.
I reviewed Lakeshore’s CD in this month’s Rue Morgue issue, along with Bear McCreary’s The Forest (released by Sparks & Shadows), where McCreary invoked his inner Christopher Young.
In our roughly half hour podcast Reitzell, whose 30 Days of Night (2007) is a personal favourite (all those gnashing sounds are quite soothing), discusses scoring Hannibal, musique concrete, the Philips Prosepctive LP series, Tangerine Dream, and vintage analogue synthesizers. (It was a really fun interview, and special thanks to Beth Krakower at the Krakower Group for facilitating the Q&A.)
The next ‘visual podcast’ will be bonus material complimenting an upcoming review of Kino’s The Mask (1961), Canada’s first feature-length 3-D and horror flick.
Mark R. Hasan, Editor