Many people cite the music as one of the main factors in their love for the show, so, at long last, here is what I intend to become the collection of panels and interviews with the composers behind the music, centrally Daniel Ingram and Steffan Andrews. I’ve also added another voice actor panel that is concerned with the singing of Daniel’s songs.
So far this post looks rather frugal, but some of the panels may never have happened, so holding out any longer is probably not a good idea. If more recordings are uploaded after this post is published, we’ll add them here, so check back from time to time. I’ll also try to remember to tweet updates as @Telofy.
The missing panels, extant or not, are “The Man Behind the Music: The Career of Daniel Ingram” (this one did happen), “Characterizing Songs: Adding Personality to Lyrics,” “The Music Behind the Magic with Daniel Ingram,” and “Voice Lessons with Michael Dangerfield.”
Are you prepared for this panel mash-up? Andrea Libman, Michelle Creber, Sam Vincent, Steffan Andrews, Daniel Ingram, Mandopony and Nicole Oliver take over the stage!
This is not related to LPU, but Comicbook recently published a very insightful interview with Daniel Ingram. Even though Daniel has been interviewed many times before, it contains interesting new perspectives on his artistic ideals; his strategies for keeping his ideas fresh, especially when writing for several different shows; his priorities in the creative process; the novelty of This Day Aria; and much more.
Below a small excerpt.
And there’s very different things you have to appeal to–especially when you consider the Bronies, and the parents of the kids watching. That’s a very broad age range you have to write for.
Yeah–but you know, it’s interesting. I don’t really consider that demographic very much. When I’m writing, the first thing I’m tryign to do is write a song that I personally would enjoy or I would have enjoyed when I was young. If you get too caught up in whether the parents are going to like it or the fans in their ’20s and ’30s or are the kids going to like this–it’s just too many minds to try to read.
If you’re just really true to your own personal artistic vision and you stick with it and set your own standards then it’s a lot less intimidating and you actually get the work done. That’s where I approach it: Do I like this song? Am I able to turn this song on and just listen to it 100 times throughout the day just because I enjoy it?
At the end of the day, I just hope it appeals to all of these other people but really I’m kind of writing for myself first and hoping that does the job for everyone else.
We are proud to present the recovered footage of the Daniel Ingram Interview!
Finally, one of the, or possibly the only, Daniel Ingram panel has gone up. Vimbert has prepared a writeup for this one—at least I hope it is the correct one.