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Game audio

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Sound Design, FMOD, Unity

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About Julie Buchanan

Composer | USA | California

I’m a composer and sound designer for games who focuses on creating unique and cohesive soundscapes for listeners. I was inspired to work in games by my love of stories that make you feel transported to another world and fall in love with their characters. I’m drawn to narrative in media of any genre, but particularly love the non-linear aspects of game storytelling, and the additional technical challenges of designing interactive audio. My passions in sound and music involve experimenting with musical sound design, creating my own instruments, and breaking all the rules. Before creating audio for a project, I focus on how the sound fits into the game world, what kind of interactivity can be implemented, how to be creative within restrictions, and how the sound is going to enhance gameplay.

I got my start in game audio at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) where I received a Bachelor’s of Music degree in film scoring with a video game scoring minor. After graduating, I moved to Los Angeles and interned at Remote Control Productions at Henry Jackman and Lorne Balfe’s studios. Since then I have worked as a contractor on a variety of games, films, apps, and VR experiences. Some of my work can be found on projects such as “You Must be 18 or Older to Enter” (winner of Media Choice Award at Indiecade 2016), “Temporality” (jury select for 19th Japan Media Arts Festival), and “The Other Half”.

Credits

Year Project name Client Role
2018 The Other Half Studio Egg Roll Composer, Sound Designer
2017 duOS Thomas Lu Composer, Sound Designer
2018 Travelocity Roaming Gnome AR Trigger Global Sound Designer
2016 You Must Be 18 or Older to Enter Seemingly Pointless Composer, Sound Designer
2015 Tetheron Giverspace Composer, Sound Designer
2016 Psychic Ascot Smith Sound Designer
2015 Temporality James Earl Cox III Composer
2015 Chef Thomas Lu Composer
2015 I Can Feel It Coming In the Air Tonight James Earl Cox III Composer, Sound Designer
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Education

Year School Course
2014 Berklee College of Music Film Scoring, Video Game Scoring

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