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A conversation with Clint Bajakian, acclaimed LucasArts composer

A conversation with Clint Bajakian, acclaimed LucasArts composer
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Not long ago, Daniel Albu chatted with LucasArts's Michael Land, but Michael was far from the only extremely talented musician and composer on staff. One of Michael's hiring recommendations was Clint Bajakian, who would go on to compose some of the most memorable themes from fan favourites such as Monkey Island 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, and Day of the Tentacle, as well as the western-themed shooter Outlaws and a host of Star Wars games (this was LucasArts, after all). Clint is also a voice actor, having contributed to a number of Star Wars titles over the years, playing roles like Jabba the Hutt, Darth Maul and an even more famous Sith Lord renowned for his black mask and breathing difficulties!  

Clint has had such an amazing career (he would later go on to oversee other iconic franchises such as God of War, Uncharted, Killzone, World of Warcraft and others), one could easily talk for ages with him about it... which is the cue for a new Daniel Albu interview! Over the course of four-plus hours, the always-prepared Daniel prompts Clint for insights and anecdotes about his time at LucasArts. Clint's enthusiasm in reminiscing is palpable, as he discusses the "Wild West quality" of those days, where every new game was a learning experience of chaos and improvisation as technology evolved and the artists pushed each other to grow and try new things. He even shares a unique interviewing technique over outdoor picnic lunches (that surely wouldn't be HR-approved). There are lots of insightful stories from a man who now lives an "alternate life" for half the year in Turkey's wine country, so maybe pour a glass for yourself, relax and enjoy the interview:

Tech Talk with Daniel Albu is part of the Adventure Game Hotspot Network, a collective of talented, dedicated content producers who work entirely independently but have joined forces to promote each other’s efforts. All opinons expressed belong solely to the original creators. 



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