Video Game Composer Forum

Saturday, 13 May 2023 — Duration: 2:29:57

Video Game Composer Forum
“Specialization” vs. “Versatility”

Noa Beazley
Chase Bethea
Virginia Leo
Tony Manfredonia (Host)

Often, video game composers are requested to blur lines between well-known genres, and expand their stylistic skill set from project to project. Many newcomers to the industry will often hear two contradictory pieces of advice on social media: “Niche down!”, and “Diversify!”.
This begs the question, “Is there one right way to be a video game composer?”

Bringing together four composers in the video game industry, Tony Manfredonia leads a Q&A and discussion with fellow composers Noa Beazley, Chase Bethea, and Virginia Leo regarding “specialization vs. versatility” in the world of video game music creation.

The discussion provides an inside look at how each of these composers got their start in video game music, their varied sources of income streams, their required skill sets in order to work in the industry and more.

May 13,2023

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