COURSE 43m 10s Beginner • 2 videos
Author: Andy Forsberg
In this course, Andy Forsberg details the traits and skills necessary for a successful start in your career. Forsberg approaches the topic from a film scoring background, but his advice applies to the game audio industry as well. Peppered with personal stories and experiences throughout, he discusses analyzing where you are and where you want to be, how to make the best of your time in school, internships and thinking more about your career, improving your technical skills and people skills, tips for boosting your "likability factor", and how to be someone that others crave working with.
COURSE 1h 21m Beginner • 5 videos
Author: Akash Thakkar
Video games offer a myriad of new and exciting ways to put your audio in front of a huge, enthusiastic audience. With the rise of independent games, there are an immense number of opportunities to work in the industry as an audio professional. This course will be covering how one can break in to such a fast-paced industry and how to work as part of a development team.
COURSE 2+ hours Beginner • 6 videos
Author: Chris Fitzgerald
Learning to compose for orchestra is a challenge! In MIDI Mockups: Orchestral Instrumentation, you will be immersed in symphonic music as we discuss key composers in the history of western music, and analyze scores breaking the orchestra up into sections by family (strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion) and then by individual instrument. You will become familiar with each instrument’s range, tonal characteristics, and typical function. In addition, you will learn MIDI sequencing techniques, and you will have a demo mockup of an existing score by the end of the course.
COURSE 1h 39m Beginner • 6 videos
Author: Akash Thakkar
Game Audio Essentials is a 6-part course that serves as an introduction to the technical and creative aspects of video game audio. In the course we cover everything from game audio history, creating interactive musical scores, sound design, and breaking in to the game industry as a whole. No prior game scoring experience is necessary, but a love of video games is a plus! Students are recommended to own or have access to a computer with MIDI sequencing and audio recording software to complete the course challenges.