Meeting Topic: A combined meeting of the Diploma Ceremony for the graduates of the 2015 "Sound Technician" exams and "An Evening with Michael Kelly
Moderator Name: Terry Nelson
Speaker Name: Michael Kelly
Other business or activities at the meeting: Diploma Ceremony for the graduates of the 2015 "Sound Technician" exams
Meeting Location: Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern (BE), Switzerland
The special meeting on the 3rd March at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, combined the Diploma Ceremony for the graduates of the 2015 exam "Sound Technician" with a presentation in the series "An Evening With..."
The special guest was Dr. Michael Kelly from DTS who gave a fascinating presentation on "Audio for Games".
Game audio is one of the few areas of pro audio that is in expansion and providing career opportunities. Dr. Kelly led the audience through an overview of the early days of game audio through to the present day. The production values are now virtually indistinguishable from those for film and the line between the two products is getting extremely blurred.
Audio for Games is different from that of film by being non-linear; it can change according to the advancement of the game whereas film is an end-to-end event.
Given the time allotted, Dr. Michael Kelly did an excellent job of compacting what would be a one-day seminar into just over an hour. With this in mind, the AES Swiss Section is planning a Game Audio Seminar in the foreseeable future so watch this space!
With an attendance of well over a 100 people, the event can be considered to have been a great success. Our next meeting will be on the 19th May, again in Bern (see details with this Newsletter).
Written By: Terry Nelson