Friday, March 19, 2010

Justin Lassen at Game Developer’s Conference 2010

"Digital Arts at GDC 01 - Justin Lassen - A special episode recorded at the 2010 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco."
– ISNTV (Broadcast on Thursday, March 11th, 3:30pm-4:00pm, Moscone Convention Center, GDC, 2010)

Justin Lassen made his annual trek over to GDC 2010, in San Francisco, CA. Amongst the usual pitches, publisher meetings, dinners, lunches and catching up with old friends and meeting tons of new ones from around the globe in the video game dev world, he also was interviewed by ISNTV’s “Digital Arts” program, which was live broadcasted from Booth #1212 on the show room floor!

The interview talks about Justin’s Synaesthesia release, his new upcoming Sony Premium Content Loop LibraryJustin Lassen Presents White Rabbit Asylum”, his infamous hard drive crash and SSD’s, being creative, staying inspired, world travel and other topics. Check it out!

Justin was at GDC representing a few different unannounced (secret) projects, as well as Long Nguyen’sOut of Hell” award winning mod, and met up with Long in San Francisco. “Out of Hell” sound design was also a demo at the Cakewalk area of the Intel booth. A tiny snippet in this video about Core i7 from Cakewalk/Intel.

"Here is one story I'm sure all of the Silent Hill fans out there would appreciate. After our final meeting on the second day, I was completely wiped so I told Justin that I needed to head back to the hotel to rest up for a couple of hours or so. About 30 minutes after I left, Justin met none other than Akira Yamaoka! AKIRA YAMAOKA!!!! Legendary composer and producer behind the Silent Hill series, THE MAIN INSPIRATION behind Out Of Hell!"
- Long Nguyen, Lead Developer "Out of Hell" (Read Long’s full Experience on his official Blog with pictures!)

pics_justinlassen_12 Intel’s coverage of Mr. Lassen was great before and up to the events at GDC. Tweeting all week, and writing several great articles and blogs mentioning him. One was a great blog about Michael Giacchino winning the Oscar this year about staying creative. The other was an announcement about Justin’s interview appearance:

"Justin Lassen - The Musical Side of Darkness: How much time do you have left to create? - Hearing sound, seeing color - composer, musician, artist, Justin Lassen epitomizes the essence of synaesthesia, and his work of the same name, Synaesthesia, a project 5 years in the making that pairs him with some of most gifted CG artists in the world,  so closely intertwines the relationship between sound and visuals it's nearly impossible to separate them."
- Steve Pitzel, Article at Intel

This has got to be the best GDC I've ever attended! I’ve been going for a while now, and this was a real treat. I got to meet so many wonderful people (old and new friends from all over the world). It was incredible!” says Justin.

Amazing people like Paul Lipson, Steve Pitzel, Jordan Thomas, Lorne Lanning, David Chan, Jon Jones, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Akira Yamaoka, Rhianna Pratchett, Martin Nerurkar, Jayson Napolitano, etc. (way too many to list.)

He continues “I Did a bunch of fantastic meetings with developers, tech companies, publishers, creative people, technical people, friends and new acquaintances. It’s the usual mish-mash of badassicalness! I loved every bit of it! Thank you everyone for giving me the best time, and making the trip worth while! Nothing better than the game industry and the hard working people in it and I'm humbled and honored to be a part.