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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Everyone at this Conference is a Fraud
Speaker(s): Stephan Schutze, Laura Karpman, Bonnie Bogovich, Varun Nair, Austin Wintory, DB Cooper
Company Name(s): Sound Librarian, Independent, Schell Games, Two Big Ears, Independent, DB Cooper VO, LLC.
Track / Format: Audio

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Overview: The desire to create lies deeply within the psyche of many people who work in this industry. We hunger to see our visions and imagination brought to life. But often for many of us underscoring our passion lies a deep seated insecurity: "I am a fraud, I do not belong here, and I am not good enough to be doing this."
Imposter syndrome is a very real challenge that affects even the most accomplished artists around the world and it can be crippling. Regardless of level of experience, gender, age or number of achievements this fear can affect anyone.
This session builds on the personal experiences of the presenter to discuss the difficulties of developing a career in one of the most challenging industries in the world. From an inexperienced newbie in an Australian studio, to joining one of the world's leading production teams the presenter will pull no punches, inform and hopefully inspire. This talk will appeal to everyone, from aspiring students, to seasoned professionals.
Through understanding how this issue arises, how widespread it is and how specifically our society in Australia can exacerbate the challenge, we can develop strategies to combat it. It may even be turned to our advantage so the love of our craft is not diminished by fear.

GDC 2016

Stephan Schutze

Sound Librarian

Laura Karpman


Bonnie Bogovich

Schell Games

Varun Nair

Two Big Ears

Austin Wintory


DB Cooper

DB Cooper VO, LLC.

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