Piecing It Together
with David Rosen
I'm David Rosen, host of Piecing It Together. I've been a working music composer for 20 years, composing music for film, TV, commercials, videogames and my own albums of instrumental music. I also work with my family at our record store Wax Trax Records in Las Vegas, NV, so obviously music has always been a huge part of my life. Of course I also love movies and am a big animal lover. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my dog Harvey, my wife and our cats.
Share an experience that has shaped who you are today.
Composing music for film and commercials and putting together my albums and promoting them (as well as producing other artists over the years) has all led to me having a background in audio that has made my move into the podcasting space pretty easy, really. It's been nice to take up this new path and already have all the tools and knowledge of how to use them all really well. It also allows me to not only apply all of that to my own podcast projects, but get hired on as a producer for other people's podcasts (I've produced Awesome Movie Year and All Rice No Beans, and done work with a number of other podcasts whether its producing, editing or even just creating music for them).
Tell us about your podcast audience.
My favorite thing is when I hear from the audience after the fact with their own "puzzle pieces." It's been happening more and more lately as the podcast has grown. There's obviously no wrong answers with suggesting movies that may have possibly been an influence on another movie... So even if me and my guest bring up 5-10 other movies during a conversation, listeners may have other options they had in mind. People get in touch with me mostly on Twitter and in my closed Facebook group Popcorn & Puzzle Pieces which has become a really great, fun, and most importantly troll-free place to talk about movies.
What makes your podcast unique?
On Piecing It Together, my guests and I look at a movie through the lens of a what other movies might have inspired it. It's a unique format that allows us to not only review the movie being featured like so many other movie podcasts do, but talk about a variety of other movies in the process that connect in some way, be it filmmaking styles, themes, or anything else that we think might make for an interesting connection. My guests have a lot of fun coming up with their list of "puzzle pieces" (the other movies that we think may have been an influence in some way), and we always have a great time in our conversations going back and forth revealing our picks.
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On the 12th installment of our Missing Pieces series, Shaun Alexander from SIVAKO: Road To Avatar joins me to talk about the biggest movie ever, James Cameron’s Avatar. On the eve of the remastered re-release in theaters as well as the long, long, LONG awaited sequel, it seemed like the perfect time to look at the films that inspired Avatar and the films that it inspired.
As always, SPOILER ALERT for Avatar and the movies we discuss!
Writer / Director – James Cameron
Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang
20th Century Studios
Shaun Alexander is the host of SIVAKO: Road To Avatar, a podcast all about the Avatar films.
Check out SIVAKO at https://anchor.fm/sivako-road-to-avatar
Check out the episode of SIVAKO I was on talking about directors that could potentially take over for James Cameron on the later Avatar sequels at https://anchor.fm/sivako-road-to-avatar/episodes/Who-Could-Direct-Avatar-4–5-e1l61co
And follow SIVAKO on Twitter @AvatarPod
My 7th album, The Dissection Table (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available for pre-order NOW on iTunes, Bandcamp and all other digital music stores! Make sure to check it out!
My latest music video “Antiviral” is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdGctz_xF5c
The song at the end of the episode is “Forgotten World” from my free album Further Into The Dark available exclusively on my Bandcamp.
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And most important of all… Keep going to the theater to see new movies!