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Location: Room 3002, West Hall
Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, Audio Conference + Tutorial - Get your pass now!
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: All
Inspired by the overwhelming feedback and success of last year's GDC panel "Striking a Balance", this panel will continue this series of work-life Balance talks, this time aiming specifically towards younger composers trying to establish themselves. This panel will delve into specific and concrete ways young emerging composers can learn to be productive and have a work/life balance while pursuing a career as a composer. Veteran composers Tom Salta and Penka Kouneva will be joined by emerging composer Elizabeth Lim, and industry Vet, Jesse Harlin and will discuss a variety of challenges and strategies surrounding being a young, emerging composer in the video game business...and how to get it all done while still "having a life".
Takeaways from this panel include: how to manage your schedule when you need to be on call for another composer, finding the line between paid and unpaid gigs, ways to upscale productivity, flexible ways to plan out your day/week so you can get it all done, blocking out time for social get-togethers, errands, exercise, Playing Games! etc., how to deal with emails, budgeting and paying the bills, and discovering your creative and sleep cycles.
This panel can benefit composers at all levels but is clearly aimed at emerging composers.