Who are you and where are you from?
Hi! My name is Dako Puač and I’m from Belgrade, Serbia.
I consider myself to be an artistic soul and I believe that good energy brings good vibes.
Do you remember how you started as an artist?
I had aspirations for Art and Music from my early stages of life. The Rock and Roll energy and generally love for good music and art was inherited from my parents and my family. My older brother was a great inspiration for me as he had been drawing and painting incredible things from the moment I was born. So I had to catch up with him in a way.
My parents owned a video store at one moment, so getting lost in cinema world became part of my life.In high school I got my first guitar and shortly started playing in a Heavy Metal band. At that point I knew I would dedicate my life to Sound and Music.
Later I started studying Audio production and I still remember that feeling when I went to the first class of Sound Design for Movies and TV, I was like, finally everything makes sense! From that point on I tend to move Visuals with Sound and Music on a daily basis.
What is your favorite part about working on projects?
Working together with amazing people and artists is what moves me the most. Also, the possibility to constantly improve, and to create something special that can transmit good vibes.
What motivates you and the work you do?
On a daily basis I tend to let off boundaries and to find new ways of expressing myself with Sound and Music.
Music is one of the best ways of expressing oneself.
WORKING WITH MILE 80
What challenges have you faced so far?
The biggest challenges I faced so far are the ones when I had to work on different types of projects which required different approaches and different styles.
What do you like best about working at Mile 80?
I see Mile 80 as one big creative family that strives to reach greatness. In that pursue we always share a lot of cool, unexpected and great moments, and I hope for many more to come.
What's your favourite project you worked on at Mile 80 and why?
Working on Amazon Prime meant being on another level for me. The intensity and the pace we were in, it was one of a kind. Really enjoyed it and I’m super satisfied with the result.
The intensity and pace we work with at Mile 80 is simply unique.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Do you have any hobbies?
I’m a nature guy so I like to spend as much time in the nature when having free time. I play guitar, I’m a passionate chess player, enjoy good beer with friends, and of course quality time with my wife.
Is there any special place you would call it ‘your dream vacation’?
It is an Island. Beach bar with easy music. Sunrise or sunset, still searching for it.
Is food part of your culture? Tell us your favorite.
Food takes great part in my culture. I love to spend time in the kitchen and to experiment with tastes and prepare different meals. Preparing good fresh fish is definitely my favourite.
Last, but not least: what advice would you give yourself when you first started working as a sound designer?
Enjoy the ride!