First, to all of those who responded to our survey, we’d like to say, “Thank you!” We’ve poured through all of your responses, and we take your comments and suggestions very seriously. We’re going to do our best to follow up on those ideas that we feel make the most sense for the site. We’re not interested in replicating what’s already available on other sites, and there’s only so much that a site run by volunteers can do. However, you did give us a lot of excellent ideas for features and directions to take the site moving forward. One of them, is our spiffy new Events Calendar.
Its permanent home is under the “Resources” tab at the top of the page. The calendar will only list educational and social opportunities. We’re going to do our best to keep it populated with seminars, conferences, symposiums, web presentations, and professional meetups. So, if you happen to spy something interesting out there in the world (no matter which country it’s in), or you’re putting something together yourself (even if it’s just a gathering for drinks and conversations), then let us know. Hopefully, it will help you keep track of what’s going on in your local and global audio community.
There are a few educational opportunities coming up next year, all around the globe, and now’s a good time to start planning for them.
This will take up a fair bit of real-estate, so follow the jump to see what’s coming up.
Ric Viers and David Sonnenschein are at it again with a SECRETS FOR GREAT FILM SOUND seminar starting October 1. There is also a raffle giving away a neat iPhone audio interface and a Tascam recorder.
Full Deets Here.
New GameSoundCon seminar announced. Here’s the official info:
April 28, 2011 Seattle, WA – SoundCon, LLC announces the addition of Los Angeles, CA to its list of 2011 locations for GameSoundCon, conference on game music composition and game sound design. GameSoundCon 2011 LA is an intensive full-day seminar for composers, sound designers, recording engineers and other audio professionals, teaching the unique creative, technical and business challenges of working in the game music and game sound industry.
“We began GameSoundCon in Los Angeles in 2009, and are thrilled to return,” said Brian Schmidt, Executive Director of GameSoundCon. “Since then, GameSoundCon has attracted attendees from five continents to learn the information critical to let them hit the ground running when they land their first game audio job.”
“Writing music for games is different from anything most composers have ever come across; game sound design also presents challenges that are technically and creatively unlike those for film, tv for music production,” continued Brian. “Although many schools teach music composition and sound design, few cover the additional technical and aesthetic skills needed to compose game music and create sound effects for interactive video games.”
GameSoundCon 2011 LA will be held on June 6, 2011 at the Dolby Labs screening theater in Burbank, California.
More at GameSoundCon.com.
Ric Viers, author “The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects” and David Sonnenschein, author “Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema” have joined forces and are announcing “Secrets for Great Film Sound, a new webinar series that will start in the next week, with an introductory webinar:
Get essential tools and techniques from the best in the business!
Whether you are a beginner or have a few years under your belt, this
is the opportunity for you to get professional with your film audio
know-how (and know-why). This webinar is a free intro to the 6-week
series coming up in January that will cover:
- How do you talk to the producer to get the gig in the first place?
- What kind of prep can you do with the script to keep in budget and get the best recordings?
- What gear and techniques do you need to solve those tricky dialogue scenes?
- How can you integrate your skills with the picture editor and music composer?
- What tools are available to help audio support character, emotion and story?
There will be a survey when you sign up, so you can ask questions
which we will address during the webinar. And also an opportunity for
live Q&A, so we can help you with what YOU need.
- Monday Nov. 8, 9-10am PST – Sign up
- Tuesday Nov. 9, 6-7pm PST - Sign up