DigiMusic

We are guessing that you probably play video games and watch movies, but did you know that British Columbia is home to some of the world’s most well-known video game, animation and visual effects companies employing thousands of people with all types of different skillsets and talents? Have you ever thought that a career in creative tech might be something you’re interested in?
 

DigiMusic 2019 is a competition that gives you a small taste of what it’s like to combine creativity and technology, as we challenge you to compose music for one or more short clips of video games and animated movies that are being created right here in BC. We will accept entries from individual composers (students) as well as entries from groups of up to four composers working together. The competition will run from April 2-May 14, 2019 after which an expert panel of digital media and music industry experts will assess the entries received, and award a range of prizes to both composers and their schools.
 

DigiMusic 2019 Winners


Project Eagle

Project Eagle is an interactive art demo created as a collaboration between Vancouver's Blackbird Interactive and NASA to help us imagine what life could be like on Mars. Blackbird's stellar track record in creating space exploration games such as the classic Homeworld series meant that they were ideal partners for NASA for this project. Can you compose music that evokes the feeling of life on Mars?

1st Place (tie)


KALA is a team of four grade 11 students from Sentinel High School in West Vancouver.

1st Place (tie)

Plain Oats is a grade 12 student from Esquimalt High School in Victoria, BC.

 

Dauntless

Dauntless is a co-operative action RPG for PC that launched on May 21 and was created by our friends at Phoenix Labs, an 80+ person studio based in Burnaby. Battle ferocious Behemoths, craft powerful weapons and forge your legend in the Shattered Isles. This first clip portrays the lush, expansive universe in which the game is set. Can you write music to suit?

1st Place


FR is a grade 8 student from Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver, BC.

2nd Place


NG is a grade 12 student from Walnut Grove Secondary School in Langley, BC.

 

FIFA 2019

Who doesn't know the FIFA series, one of the most successful game franchises in history? Did you know it was made right here in BC at Electronic Arts Vancouver? Try your hand at composing music for a trailer that showcases this state-of-the-art game.

1st Place



The Salmo Slugs are a  team of three grade 8 students from Salmo Secondary School in Salmo, BC.

 

Navigating our materials:

► Students / Composers start here

► Teachers start here

► Competition details can be found here

► Please see the dropdown menus for pages on the key topics (Getting Started, Rhythm, Harmony, Tempo, Melody, Texture & Timbre) and more information on the competition and materials.

► For info on our DigiMusic Team and Judging Panel, click here


On this site you will find:

  • A range of videos about working in the digital media industry.
  • Details on how to enter the competition.
  • The clips that we would like you to try and compose for.
  • A range of materials created by music teachers and industry professionals designed to help both students and teachers explore music making for digital media.
  • More information about how to get on the right path towards a career in digital media if you find this interesting.

 

Questions, Comments & Support:

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Career Pathway Videos

 

Caitlin Yu
Head of Quality Assurance
Phoenix Labs
Burnaby, BC
 

Shannon Mason
Composer & Sound Designer
Vancouver, BC

 

Adrian Talens
Freelance Composer
Vancouver, BC

 

How is a video game made?
Curious to know how a video game is made? Check out this 4 min video to find out!