Joel McNeely talks about his friendship with Seth MacFarlane and their work together, how continuing to learn as a composer is important, and about his work on “Disney Dreams”. He also talks about working with Jerry Goldsmith on Air Force One, writing the music of the Tinker Bell world, and the challenges of composing the unknown in American Dad.
Ep. 10 - Joel McNeely Interview, Part 1
In our tenth episode, American composer Joel McNeely gives us an incredible look into his past, from being inspired by Elmer Bernstein, to working as an orchestrator, and composing music for The Young Indian Jones Chronicles which inspired him to compose the incredible score to Iron Will. Don’t ...
Ep. 20 - Joel McNeely Interview, Part 2
In episode 20, we have the second part of the three-part interview series with Emmy Award-winning composer Joel McNeely. Today he talks about his friendship with Jerry Goldsmith, working with him on Air Force One under a tight deadline, writing the music of the Tinker Bell world, and the challeng...
Ep. 21 - Joel McNeely Interview, Part 3
Welcome back to the final installment of our 3-part interview series with composer Joel McNeely. In Film Music Focus episode 21, Joel talks about his friendship with Seth MacFarlane and their work together, how continuing to learn as a composer is important, collaborating with Walt Disney Imagine...