Organizers of the 2011 Game Developers Conference have debuted initial lectures from the Art and Audio Tracks for the Main Conference, spanning Gears Of War 3, Pixar, Limbo, Final Fantasy and beyond.
As the overall session list for the event further expands, organizers are specially highlighting the initial Main Conference session announcements around these two areas.
The Art and Audio Tracks take place from Wednesday March 2nd to Friday March 4th, 2011 during the pre-eminent, San Francisco-based event, alongside other discipline-specific Tracks dedicated to programming, design, business and management, and production.
The lecture is designed to "show developers of any level how to create and think in a way that leads to faster and more efficient ways of building not only face rigs, but any kind of rig or tool."
Also likely to be a major draw is 'Successful Traits Of An Animator', by Pixar's Andrew Gordon. Using examples from the acclaimed Toy Story 3, Gordon looks at some of the points that the Bay Area animation powerhouse believes make animators stand out, including factors like "attitude, appeal, acting, entertainment value and good ideas" -- with plenty of practical specifics.
Some of the early Audio Track highlights include a lecture by Square Enix's Mitsuto Suzuki discussing how he helped to compose and arrange soundtracks for two major Final Fantasy titles -- The Four Heroes Of Light for Nintendo DS and Final Fantasy XIII for PS3, discussing "how he dealt with the drawbacks and the advantages of the two platforms."
At the forefront of game development, Game Developers Conference -- part of the UBM TechWeb Game Network, as is this website -- continues to deliver the most pertinent and informative updates in digital entertainment, with a host of GDC 2011 Summit and Main Conference content announcements to come over the next few weeks.
Game Developers Conference 2011 -- the 25th iteration of the industry-leading show -- will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 28th to March 4th, and registration is now open. For more information on all aspects of the show, visit the official GDC 2011 website.