Computer Game Audio

Computer Games Audio

Computer game audio is equally important as the fast sped graphics seen in a game. In fact, audio can intensify what is seen, making a game come to life beyond expectations.

Below, you will see various games that Julian has designed and implemented audio for.

"To start with, I redesigned the overall sound for this "Fortnight" video.
As a test piece and prior to creating it, I chose not to listen to the original audio until I had arrived at 1 minute.

I personally prefer sounds to never re-played - unlike what I heard in their original."

Going back to 2006... "Bionical Heroes"

"I did some audio scripting to this game and additional audio repairs to smooth things out for the original - ready to go to post."

Bionical Heroes (Eidos): Scripting & Audio Editing

"This is Football 2002"

"... and here's another - where I designed the sounds, composed the music and scripted the audio within the game."

"This is Football 2002" (SCEE): Music, Sound Effects, Script Editing

Last and not least...

"Here is my in-game audio CV."

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Name: Julian Chown
OBJECTIVE
Audio

Project Management, Sound Design, Dubbing Mixing, Mastering and Composer
SUMMARY
A self-motivated, enthusiastic and fast working team player that strives to achieve the highest standard in whatever is undertaken. Makes a significant creative contribution to any organisation with a proven track record of achievements, together with a passion for all areas of audio.

A natural communicator in order to gain product knowledge for delivering outstanding results. Managerial roles include team building.

Sound Designer & Music Composition for video games with 4 shipped AAA releases
AUDIO FACILITIES AND SOFTWARE
Software:
Protools, Cubase, Logic, Final Cut, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Bias Peak, Vegas, Sound Forge, Audition
CAREER HISTORY
Games Audio - Scripting, Sound Designer, Music Composition & Mixing

Companies: SCEE/Team Soho; Eidos; Microsoft/Kuju Entertainment

Games: “Bionical Heros” Eidos, “Train Simulator 2” Kuju, “The Getaway” SCEE, “This is Football 2” SCEE.

Current: “Penny Up the Wall” (indie)
Other related:

Film + TV - composer, sound designer, dubbing mixer/editing to picture sound implementation

“iPhone”, Tiger Aspect, Fargain Development, Gala TV “Gala Bingo” ad, Inti Wara Yasi, Snowdog Films, Outline Productions, Felt Music - “Seat”, “Guinness”, “Camden Brewery” TV/Online ads – sound design & dubbing mixing

Music Publishing and Labels
Sony BMG Publishing, Universal Music, Blue Mountain Music Publishing, Paper Recordings – “Day by Day” Research

Music Artist Development
2006 – present-day: Zoheb Hassan, Clinton Taveras, Chevoy, Patrissia (Top10), Elena, Georgia, , Terry, Imogen Tonder, Luigi Masi (Top10), Craig Walker, Valerie M (Groove Armada & Freestylers), LCD Sound System – Research Remix

 

EDUCATION
1997- 2000 Brunel University, Audio BA

* Sound Analysis, Mixing & Sound Design

* Music composition

1995 - 1997 West London Institute - Diploma

* Sound Engineering

* Mixing & editing

1991 – 1994 City of Westminster College, City and Guilds 182 Sound Engineering

* Sound Design & Editing

* Music Production & Sound Engineering

* Extensive training & work experience. Glentham Film Studios, Mark Angelo Studio’s, Bunk Junk and Genius, Raezor Studio