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 skill-sets and talents. Have you ever thought that a career in creative tech might be something you’re interested in? DigiMusic is a music challenge that gives you a small taste of what it’s like to combine creativity and technology, as we challenge you to compose music for a video game or animated movie clip which have all been created right here in BC!
Get familiar with music technology and its history as you learn about DAWs and MIDI, the impact of music in video games, and an introduction into some of the tools you can use to create music!
Session 2: Rhythm & Tempo
Learn to create a wide variety of rhythms, from simple to complex, layered, and more, while thinking about the overall emotions you want to convey in your piece. Experiment with changing tempos of your composition.
Session 3: Melody
Identify iconic motifs and learn what makes them memorable. Apply this to your own music, creating melodic phrases that lead the listener on a musical journey that tells a story.
Session 4: Harmony & Texture
Learn how to build intensity, invoke calmness, or generate excitement when crafting harmonies, and build depth and richness through musical textures.
Session 5: Timbre & Soundscape
Discover what instruments will create the sound you’re looking for through colour and light/dark, to convey the attributes of a character, emotion, place or mood. Create a soundscape that fits the atmosphere of your chosen clip!
Music Careers in Creative Technology
Industry professionals Jane Aurora (Arrival Sounds), John Morgan (Microsoft), and Marcelo Trevino (The Last Kids on Earth) give their insight on their careers, lessons learned, and share their unique approaches to creating music.
Ever wonder what it’s like to work at an animation studio in British Columbia? Well, you're in luck and we've got you sorted! Join us as we take you on a virtual tour of Atomic Cartoons and hear all about what life is like in the office and what types of careers are available in the world of animation.