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    Andy Brick on CBS Evening News

    Andy Brick, one of our NS members, will be featured on the CBS Evening News tonight at 5 PM.

    The segment will focus on game music and what Andy is doing in game audio.


    Gary Garritan

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    I just watched the CBS Evening News segment "Symphonic Video Gamess" and it was a a feature primarily about Andy.

    The segment started out showing Andy at his keyboard composing in his studio while the announcer, Richard Schlesinger, reported that "Andy Brick is an award-winning composer influenced by the classics who is who is now writing and orchestrating music for a whole new audence." As Richard Schlesinger reports "Andy Brick composes music for video games...he is exposing millions of young people to symphonic style music". The announcer mentioned that gaming is a $25 billion dollar a year industry.

    Andy was shown several times doing what he does best - conducting. The segment showed him conducting conducting a Czech orchestra playing the theme from "Final Fantasy". And he looked great. The CBS Evening News is veiwed nightly by about 6.5 million viewers.

    Way to go Andy. Talk about exposure. Congratulations on such a major acheivement and getting the recognition for bringing symphonic game music to a new generation!

    We are fortunate to have Andy Brick as a contributing member of this forum and one of our online professors for the Interactive Principles of Orchestration here on the forum. Andy also directed the GPO Orchestration Competition.

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    I caught it at the end of the 6:30 national news here in L.A. It was a great segment - and probably served as a polite, cultural wakeup call for the general (non-gaming) public. Bravo!
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    Re: Andy Brick on CBS Evening News

    Great! Any idea of it being broadcast again?

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    Re: Andy Brick on CBS Evening News

    You can watch it at cbsnews.com. Search "video games" (within context of cbs news video pieces choices) on the site and it's the first thing that comes up (at least today it is).

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    Re: Andy Brick on CBS Evening News

    Thanks for the info, mirage.

    Here is the link if anyone would like:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/...set=0&x=45&y=9

    Scroll to "Symphonic Video Games, July 28" if it is no longer at the top of the list.

    Actually, the part I found most interesting is when Andy pointed to a still image on the screen in front of him, and said, "ok - what does that sound like?". To me, that has been, is, and will be the factor which seperates the men from the boys when it comes to composing for tv, games, film, etc. The ability to see an image, and hear music.


    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    The announcer mentioned that gaming is a $25 billion dollar a year industry.
    Yeah - did you hear what he also said? "meaning there is plenty of money for plenty of musicians." Ahem. We'll see how that pans out....

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    Re: Andy Brick on CBS Evening News

    Quote Originally Posted by RiffWraith
    To me, that has been, is, and will be the factor which seperates the men from the boys when it comes to composing for tv, games, film, etc. The ability to see an image, and hear music.
    In the world of professional scoring, there are no "men and boys"....only competitors. Don't get too comfortable

    Quote Originally Posted by RiffWraith
    Yeah - did you hear what he also said? "meaning there is plenty of money for plenty of musicians." Ahem. We'll see how that pans out....
    The game industry is just like any other industry, be it films, commercials, tv, etc. There are budgets for those who are in demand and/or entrenched with the people making hiring decisions. Everyone else works for cheap or free. It's now every bit as saturated as these other composing outlets, if not more... so while Andy is correct that it is a place of opportunity for game composers at the moment, just like everything else these days, when supply grossly outweighs demand, the reality of who making what becomes very selective. Also, just because you're a good composer, does not make you a good game composer....there's lots of challenges that a traditional linear composer will not understand on the outset and may have great difficulty wrapping their heads around.

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