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."
Name: Julian Chown
Project Management, Sound Design, Dubbing Mixing, Mastering and Composer
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
Protools, Cubase, Logic, Final Cut, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Bias Peak, Vegas, Sound Forge, Audition
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)
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
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