Greg Shaw, Audio Lead at Microsoft Games Speaks at Cogswell

Greg Shaw

Ever wonder what a Game Audio Director does and how you could become one? Cogswell College is pleased to welcome back alumnus, Greg Shaw, who will share his insight and experience in two presentations on March 30.

During the day he will conduct a workshop for current Digital Audio Technology students and in the evening he will offer his observations about what it's like to work as a Sound Designer and advice on entering the field.

In his career, Greg has had the chance to perform most of the tasks an Audio Director might encounter including field recording, interpret the vision of the Game Developer and game audio programming. To learn more about Greg Shaw, visit his blog.

Don't miss this chance to learn from the best!

Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Where: Cogswell College, Dragonís Den
Pizza and Beverages provided


About Greg Shaw

Greg Shaw is an Audio Director at Microsoft Game Studios. Previously he was the Audio Director and Business Production Process Manager at Microsoft's Turn 10 Studios, where he created the audio vision and direction for the interactive video game franchise, Forza Motorsport. With over 16 years of experience, Greg specializes in audio creation and production. Part of his responsibility is to supervise multi-discipline functional teams for the interactive entertainment and video game industry. He is a creative audio visionary who manages the path, processes and milestones for audio product development.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Music Engineering Technology with a concentration in Software Development from Cogswell Polytechnical College, Greg worked as a Production Assistant for Opcode Systems, Inc. in Palo Alto, California. After that he worked for Adrenaline Interactive in Los Angeles as a Sound Designer and AV editor. The next four years found him working for Crystal Dynamics, Inc. as an Audio/Video Manager, Sound Design Lead and Sound Designer. He joined Microsoft in 2002.

February 16, 2011