We’ve all heard the old adage: be the change you want to see in the world. Jeff and I take this responsibility extremely seriously. We may only be one small studio in Burbank, CA, but we are doing our best to aid in the visibility of women as smart, capable, and creative audio professionals. We sleep well at night knowing that we are giving opportunities to deserving individuals and we’re doing it in an environment of respect and appreciation.
So you can see that taking part of WAMCon was a natural extension of our company ethos. We could not be more proud that they asked us to be part of it.
During the first week of November, my alma mater, the DePaul University School of Music, held an 11-day music festival with numerous masterclasses, panel discussions, and concerts to commemorate the unveiling of its new Holtschneider Performance Center. I was asked to take part in the panel discussion sponsored by the Sound Recording Technology department titled Women in Audio Engineering. The panel sought to bring to light the fact that although women are a minority in music production and audio engineering (according to Women’s Audio Mission, women make up five percent of all audio professions), there are many notable women contributing in these fields.
Though I am fiercely passionate about all things animation audio (I wouldn’t be interning at Boom Box if I wasn’t), I share that zeal with another area of professional sound: Game Audio. On March 17th I boarded a Megabus and traveled up to San Francisco to attend the The Game Developers Conference, one of the the largest professional game industry events in the world. All aspects of the industry come to exhibit, network, and learn; from AAA to indie to student, all walks of life with varying experience and disciplines attend. In this talk I want to shine a light specifically on the tight-knit Game Audio community and a few of the many events that occurred.
Here a few ways in which the Game Audio community came together during GDC to educate and celebrate its communities.
It's been another busy year here at Boom Box Post!
In February of 2017 we were honored to take home a Golden Reel award for Best Sound and Music Editing for Television Animation for Nickelodeons Animated Television Feature: Albert.
Throughout the year we were excited to share some stellar blog posts such as Top 5 Tips for Recording Sound Effects Like a Pro, 3 Easy Steps to Cutting Classic Cartoon Sound Effects, 5 Characteristics of the Rock Star Sound Editor, and many more, which you can read on our Blog.
We worked on 13 discreet animated series, including Mickey and the Roadster Racers, The Loud House, Penn Zero: Part Time Hero, Danger and Eggs, Future-Worm!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Duck Tales, The Lion Guard, Stretch Armstrong, Pickle & Peanut and more!
We were also excited to announce the launch of our new sound effects library company: Boom Box Library, and our first sound effects library release: Robotic Creations: Heads Up Display.
Thanks to everyone who has been involved in Boom Box Post in 2017, and here's to another exciting year!