We interview composer Austin Wintory about creating the score for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, how he started making music for video games, the unique role of the composer in an interactive media, and thoughts on creating the first-ever Grammy-nominated video game score (for Journey).
Guest contributor Dustin Ramsdell discusses how to bring your geeky personality, style and passions to a new job while sustaining workplace professionalism.
From the perspective of a fan, getting to be at this intimate 35-minute chat was everything I could have wanted. And, from a professional perspective, I couldn’t help but take away some valuable perspective on doing what you love from these actors. And what the Marvel universe has given them.
The promise of sites like edX, Coursera, and Udacity is that you can partake in (mostly) free courses on all sorts of topics, (often) on your own schedule. Think of these tools like webinars, but better in pretty much every way – and about stuff that you’re actually interested in. There are presentations, videos, and resources around specific learning outcomes and topics. The end result is a wonderfully handcrafted course that teaches you about a practical skill you can use.
As a blogger or content creator, chances are good that eventually you’re going to make a mistake. And then you get called on it. Often, probably too often, it comes in the form of angry backlash. Here are a few ways to handle that situation.
5 Steps to Create and Encourage a Mentor Relationship. Guest author Carol Mertz, video game developer (Happy Badger Studio) and interactive designer (The Rampant) shares how to “help me help you” in the transcript of her presentation from the IGDA microtalk series.
Times of great stress and overwhelming grief strike us all sometime. Try these 5 methods to heal while keeping your work life or business on track.
Distractions steal our focus and sap our time. Some are self inflicted. Our productivity tools betray us, through treacherous time vampirism. Learn a few ways to dump the distractions and gain some time and focus back to be more productive.
Writer Rob Lammle returns for part 2 of Blogger Bootcamp. So, you’ve decided to dive into professional writing on the internet, you brave soul. Now, how do you get actual work? Find out here.
We attended the 31st annual Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards in Los Angeles, highlighting the best new science fiction and fantasy creators.