Due to dropping my external hard drive in a puddle on the way to university I have had to start over again as it seems my previous save I backed up was corrupt. I aim to produce around 30 seconds of completed sound design a day. So far I have created 10 seconds of the intro to elephants dream, combing custom synth patches and recorded audio, to create a realistic believable environment.
As it comes to the end of year I thought I would look back at some of the work I have produced during 2012/2013. So in no particular order.. here we go!
Breaking into the Indie media world!
during 2012 myself and David Hurst broke into the independent game world with our composition for the game ‘Townseed’ the feeling was incredible. upon completing this score we were offered 2 other contacts with other game projects and films, We then took a break to focus on university.
Working at the BBC!
in 2012 I applied and successfully got a Job at the bbc and a technical runner, this was a brilliant experience, I got to meet all sorts of characters and if anything, gave me a real confidence booster, Knowing a cooperation as a big as the BBC thought I was good enough to work for them was incredible.
FINISHING SECOND YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WITH A 1:1! – That was awesome :3
Mark Weller on the Big Screen.
Mid 2013 I managed to land a contract with a film production house based in London UK on their new film ‘THE WINTER’ as a sound designer and Sound Supervisor. This project was an absolutely brilliant insight into the world, and is defiantly something I wish to peruse as a career.
24 frames 24 hours was an an international collaboration mobile film making project I was involved with during 2012. Im happy to announce it recently won 2nd place in the Mobile HCI 2013 in Munich, Germany
So before my PC died I started working on an Electronic track, Mainly to push myself out of my musical comfort zone, Before my PC died I uploaded a little bit of the track Just to show a few friends whilst I was working on it, This was the last save/Render I had, after this render Id put another 3 or 4 hours into this, but unfortunately I cant show you what was nearing a completed product, anyway have a listen, I will probably return to this and start from scratch when I have some more free time. But for now I must start my final project for Uni! – Blog post to follow.
So yesterday, my brother finally completed his gaming rig. after months of building and saving for parts, its here and complete, I have to say, Im VERY jealous as my Gaming PC wont be finished until back end of January at the earliest!.. Why do I have the most expensive hobbies.. -.- Get your dream rig built at CGC UK
Intel 7-3770K – OC 5ghz
16gb Corsair vengance ram
ASUS z77 Sabertooth motherboard
EVGA GTX 680 2GB X2 SLI – OC 1250mhz
Intel 60gb SSD Boot drive
1TB Western Digital Storage drive.
Fully Water-cooled – EK water blocks and Tube Reservoir
On the 12th of October, Me and my CS:GO Clan (S2K) Hit Manchester’s Play Expo event. A gaming event full of all kinds of awesome! From the Huge Capcom Cup street-fighter 4 tournament to cosplay and even playable demos of unreleased games on unreleased consoles, Such as the New Assassins creed on PS4.
My friend, CGC RIK entered the CapCom Cup, finishing within the top 16, which personally I think is brilliant, Being his first ever Major Fighting, some of the best players in Europe.
OCULUS VR HEADSET, Ive been keeping my eye on the Oculus virtual reality headset for some time now and after a little while of waiting around I managed to get on in there to try it out, I tried two games, One driving simulator and the other more of a 3D plat-former where you had to dodge stuff. At first it was all a bit of a huge mind fuck and I didn’t really like it, Made me feel a little sick but once my senses localized to the VR Headset and my body had accepted and adjusted it was brilliant, I found it all nice and responsive to head movements and the quality was brilliant, in both the visuals and build quality.
Today we were back inside the TV studio’s within MediaCityUK, A complete state of the art studio packed with some of the best equipment money can buy, Its been a good while since Ive worked on a studio session, about 3 years or so, But its nice to get back into it, Surprisingly I Haven’t forgotten anything! Me and a crew of 15 are putting together a TV program, A panel show with a strong focus around music. Between is we will cover all roles from Directing, Floor managing, Vision Mixing, Camera Op and Audio.
Let Year 3 Commence!