Episode 53 – Aaron Haye
SnapSessions! returns with Episode 53 featuring an interview with long-time Hollywood Art & Production Designer, Aaron Haye, as well as an article, “SnapSessions! Looks at the Future of Space Flight”, where our podcast wonders where Earthlings might be headed in the next years.
Long-time Hollywood artist, Aaron Haye, grew up on the Mendocino Coast with aspirations to be the next Indiana Jones. He was influenced both by his artist Dad and his outdoorsy Mom. Following up on his early interest in photography and the life sciences, Aaron went on to study Marine Biology at UC Santa Cruz with an emphasis in field studies. He ended up working as a seal researcher on Lowry Island off the coast of Alaska, while spending his summers following in his Dad’s footsteps at Industrial Light and Magic, George Lucas’ house of special effects in Marin. This led to early work as a model maker in such films as StarTrek First Contact, Mars Attacks, Starship Troopers, and Terminator III, then as an Art Designer on Terminator Genisys, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and 42 (the Jackie Robinson biopic), leading to a job as Production Designer on Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018. Aaron continues to work regularly as a Production Designer in Hollywood and around the world.
In our newest article “SnapSessions! Looks at the Future of Space Flight” we cogitate on our own dreams of spaceflight as kids growing up on SciFi films and then speculate on where we seem to be headed in this era of billionaires in space. We look at the physical realities of humans surviving in space, as well as the chaotic nature of the present space race, wondering in the end if it may not be better to reevaluate our future as astronauts, cosmonauts, or taikonauts, and acknowledging that we should start by cleaning up our atmosphere.
Episode 53 is 1 hour and 20 minutes long and includes an intro, the article “SnapSessions! Looks at the Future of Space Flight” (starts at 1:16), and our interview with Hollywood Production and Art Designer, Aaron Haye (starts at 13:37).
SnapSessions! includes original music by Marshall Brown, production by Marshall Brown and interns Max Oatney & Frej Barty, voiceovers by Doug Nunn and Marshall Brown, and articles and interviews by Doug Nunn. Our SnapSessions! artist and logo maker is caricaturist, Daniel Stieglitz.
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