FFA 2014 is almost over!

FFA_confThe “Festival du Film Francophone d’Angouleme” has been on since Saturday, 22. As each year, we’ve been partners with the festival, and we are glad to have welcomed Canal + in our studios. We also recognize Numericable’s initiative to create a FFA exclusive channel, and we hope you’ll be there next year, for even more innovations, and even more new movies! Here is this year’s program:

http://www.filmfrancophone.fr/categorie/les-films-en-competition/

Voice and Motion Capture for Video Games

We have had an intense two weeks training here, dedicated to voice and motion capture for video games and animation. Les Ateliers Marie Trintignant, Solidanim and us have organised this two weeks training to help actors improve their knowledge and comprehension of the use of motion capture and voice recording for games.

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This experience has been really interesting for both the trainees and the trainers! We will produce a small making-of with some shooting done during the training.

GAF is attending the Videogame Economics Forum in Angoulême

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Game Audio Factory will be attending the Videogame Economics Forum in Angoulême on May 16 – 17.

It will take place at the “Cité internationale de la Bande dessinée”. This second edition of VEF is dedicated to the challenges of funding and financing Video Games.

You could meet us there, we’ll be around!

Check the program by following this link:  http://www.videogame-economics-forum.com/program-may-16.php

GAF supporting the FFA Festival 2012

Dominique Besnehard

We have had the immense honor to record one of the greatest figures of the French cinema (agent of the greatest talents, actor, producer etc…), for the teaser of the French Film Festival of Angoulême (5th Edition). Dominique Besnehard and his recognizable voice amongst all is promoting the event he has created with Marie-France Brière and Patrick Mardikian in August 2008.

GAF was in charge of the voice recording, the mix, and the TV master delivery for Ars Magica (VFX) and B&S.

The TV spot has been show on the French TV

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It is great to see a such small city with so major national and international cultural events !

We will support them for the next years for sure !

GAF in EDGE, supporting the ENJMIN

The French institute that encourages students to form studio-like teams, and where they may learn from Jordan Mechner.

 

Enjmin is a training and research institute located in Angoulême, a city in the south-west of France, which offers a two-year master’s degree in games and interactive digital media. Students can specialise in one of six areas: game design, visual design, sound and music design, programming, ergonomics and project management, and can choose to spend a third year working on a personal project.

-> Full Article in Edge

-> In PDF here

Back from the MIFA 2012

We are back from the renowned International Animation Film Market (Mifa) 2012, which is a major event in the world of animation and over the past 25 years has established itself as the leading event on the industry calender. We have had the pleasure to meet some old friends from the video game industry, and it is really interesting to observe that the cross-media / transmedia approach gets a bigger interest.

It was also the opportunity for us to discuss with the Magelis delegation, film and series producers from our region, and of course enjoy the beautiful lake surrounded by the alps mountains.

The Magelis crew

GAF at the Videogame Economics Forum

Logo VEFGame Audio Factory is attending the first Video game Economics Forum of Angoulême. This new initiative of the Pole Image Magelis is an opportunity for us to expand our network without moving from our beautiful city ;)

What is the VEF :

VEF is the perfect opportunity to learn more about videogame industry new business models, improve studios strategy, and meet with investors and business angels.

From Financial Directors to Studio Executives, from Investors to Business Angels, VEF strives to becomeEurope’s largest annual gathering of the best and brightest minds in developing, distributing, funding and financing videogames.

A specific website will allow participants to book meetings with investors and business angels participating in the event.

Videogame economics forum program

Keynotes, lectures, case studies, panels will give VEF audience a deeper understanding of the funding and financing videogames market issues.

Independent games studios will learn what the keys to building a game company interesting to the eyes of Merger & Acquisition specialists are.

VEF will explore these topics (and more)

  • How to find a place in the market of free-to-play browser games.
  • How to fill tax subsidy files and get a better grasp of R&D subsidies in the European – Union
  • Online Entertainment, Online Games, MMOG’s, Browser Games, Social Games, Communities, Item Selling, Online Marketing, Viral Marketing, Free to Play, Design and Production… The world is changing!
  • How Social Games Change the Entertainment Industry
  • Expanding in the US
  • Transitioning from AAA to Premium, Freemium and so on…
  • The German gaming industry’s new blood
  • Overview of European policies to support videogames industries. How studios benefit from these. What about Tax Credits.
  • Online Distribution… Which deals for the studios?
  • From a Student Project to a Studio Project
  • French Development Studios: Economic Issues and Chances of growth
  • Hydraulic empires as an analogy to help us understand the Facebook phenomenon and see ways to work with them.
  • A man on a mission: the world’s first virtual-world economist
  • The essentials of community management on social networks
  • The impacts of digital downloads on studios, costs and revenues and the implications for developers
  • What can we learn from Facebook, Amazon and Google?
  • Building communities of players that can be sustained and monetized
  • Evolution of society, technology and communication
  • The Evolution of Online Payment Methods and Models
  • French Regions Financing Strategy
  • Eco-systems development

Few news faces at GAF…

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Jeff Ducreux

Hey, it is been a while since our last post here. We are working hard in our new studios in Angoulême, and the team is growing with new talents here ! Here is some new faces of the GAF Team… We will try to keep you updated with our recent releases, and upcoming projects ! Stay tuned !

Fabien Bourbiguot

Fabien Bourbigot