We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday! And here’s something to be thankful about…our Audio edition of Moonlighting with Insomniac! We’ll have our next chat on Wednesday, December 10th at 1:30-2:30 PM PT / 4:30-5:30 PM ET. Like always, we’ll open the comments section a little early to allow you to get a jump on posting your questions.
For this edition of Moonlighting we are welcoming two guests – Paul Mudra & Dwight Okahara! Paul is our Director of Audio here at Insomniac and Dwight is our Audio Lead in CA. They will be joining us to help us answer your audio questions. That’s right! This edition will focus on sound design and all the other good stuff that goes into creating audio for our games.
Paul Mudra, Director, Audio
Here’s a few tidbits from Paul…about himself: “I began my career in the video game industry in 1986 in Las Vegas working part time at Westwood Associates (later “Westwood Studios”) while attending UNLV. I was hired full time as a graphic and sound artist at Westwood in 1987 and at that time we were developing games for the Commodore 64. Audio and music was always a passion of mine growing up so a year after being hired at Westwood I decided to focus my career specifically on game audio development & direction and have been doing that ever since.
Over the past 28 years I’ve worked on more than 70 games for Westwood Studios and Insomniac Games including Dune 2 and most of the Command & Conquer franchise, Blade Runner, The Lion King, Eye of the Beholder, Dragon Strike, Ratchet & Clank games, the Resistance games, and most recently Sunset Overdrive.
Audio for games has progressed so much since I started. I’ve enjoyed the amazing ride so far and am looking forward to what comes next!”
Dwight Okahara, Audio Lead
And here’s a little bio from Dwight: “I grew up playing video games and remember being completely blown away when the Intellivision was announced with one of their bullet points being that the sound chip could play a three-part harmony! I started as an audio guy™ in 1990 with a company called Westwood Associates and after putting in 12 years at Insomniac, am looking at a 25 year career in doing audio for Video Games. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride and love the fact that audio tech is always moving forward. You really do learn something new every day.”
Dwight and Paul will be subbing in for Kerri who will be out for this edition of Moonlighting (yes, again)…seems like she’s missing all the fun around here! But have no fear… Angela and Dwight will be here to answer all of your rockin’ audio questions (see what we did there???).