EventSeptember 29, 2016

Alumni Give Talk about Sound for the Game Industry

Tomorrow (Sept. 29) at Roy O. Disney Concert Hall, The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts presents “Music and Sound for Visual Media: Game Based Learning and the Art and Technology of Game Audio,” a talk by CalArts alumni Steve Horowitz (Music BFA 89) and Scott Looney (Music MFA 94), co-founders of the educational organization Game Audio Institute.

Horowitz and Looney will give a TED Talk-style lecture, providing current CalArts students information on how to break into the game industry.

From the calendar listing:

Games are big business. From social and mobile games to consoles, the field is diverse and growing. Interactive media is also a creative and technical playground where high tech cool new platforms meet cutting edge art and design. So, what is the industry all about and where do you fit in? What is the best way to get that first gig in audio for games and visual media? How can I transfer my existing skills to interactive media?

Horowitz is a Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated composer. He has composed music for numerous games, including Farmville 2: Country EscapeTMNT: Portal Power and Dora’s Candy Land.

Horowitz created the ‘Shimmer and Shine: Enchanted Carpet Ride Game’ (By Nickelodeon)

Looney, an educator and curriculum developer, is a game sound design education pioneer. He started interactive online audio courses at the Academy Of Art University in San Francisco, and has taught at Ex’pression College (now known as SAE Institute), Cogswell College and Pyramind Training.

Game Audio Institute aims to give a quality education to sound and music professionals, giving them the tools and knowledge to transfer their skills to making music for video games.

Event Details

"Music and Sound for Visual Media: Game Based Learning and the Art and Technology of Game Audio"

Sept. 29, 4:15 pm
Roy O. Disney Concert Hall, CalArts
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia

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