Productivity

3 Tips for Finding Inspiration for Game Music

8m 44s beginner Beginner
Author: Jacob Pernell

Getting a new project to work on (especially if it's your first) is always exciting, but as creative individuals we often wrestle with how to get started. Where to apply the first brushstroke on the blank canvas before us. In this tutorial, game composer Jacob Pernell lays out his favorite resources to tap for creative inspiration, from using concept art to reference tracks, plus he walks through what he means by "going on an Adventure Module".

Breaking In To The Game Industry

Breaking In To The Game Industry

1h 21m beginner Beginner • 5 videos
Author: Akash Thakkar

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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.

By the end of the course you will understand how to:

  • Set and work toward goals for yourself
  • Find important game industry events to attend
  • Network and promote yourself in the game industry
  • Create a demo and web presence
  • Work effectively as a team member on a game project
Course Table of Contents
Part 1 Mindset Mastery 9m 00s
Part 2 Pick Your Customers 17m 00s
Part 3 Getting Your First Gigs 24m 52s
Part 4 Working With Your Team 19m 35s
Part 5 Next Steps 12m 29s

Overcoming Creative Anxiety

9m 47s beginner Beginner
Author: Jacob Pernell

Everyone feels stuck at some point in their creative work – even the pros! It’s normal, but creative anxiety and writer’s block don’t have to stop you completely in your tracks. This tutorial covers some tips and tricks that can help you move through creative anxiety the next time you run into it.

Game Audio: Files Sharing and Delivery Methods

3m 35s intermediate Intermediate
Author: Richard Ludlow

In today's age of remote collaboration, Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, and other similar services are crucial to workflow. This tutorial covers these three solutions and offers advice that will get you off to a great start when collaborating on your next project. The concept of To and From folders will be explored, along with file naming conventions, delivery drops, and more.

Game Audio: Asset Management with Google Spreadsheets

5m 05s intermediate Intermediate
Author: Richard Ludlow

Keeping track of hundreds or thousands of assets for a project can be daunting. In this tutorial, I'll take a brief look at some of the powerful features in Google Docs that will help you stay organized and on top of your next project. Topics will include Data Validation, Conditional Formatting, and other tips and tricks.