Nassim Ait-Kaci‘s opening words to the packed house of students who attended his three-hour guest lecture this Tuesday were certainly encouraging: “I can’t emphasize enough what a great program you’re in.”
We last caught up with the Sound Design grad last year to talk about his work as the Audio Lead for Rockstar San Diego on such Next Gen titles as Midnight Club Los Angeles. This time, he gave students an insider’s peek at the burgeoning field of Game Audio.
Nassim gave an overview of the game industry’s company structure and the field of game audio, then showed off an audio demo of Midnight Club Los Angeles. He wrapped up by offering tips on finding work in the industry and taking questions from the audience.
He left students with some useful nuggets of advice: “Selling yourself is the most important thing – it’s half of what it takes to get a job. While you’re at VFS, ask questions non-stop. Everything you learn at VFS is important and relevant to master because it all applies when you leave.”