|Brad Klenk's Blog|
Yep... it\'s a Blog about me...
What's happening in my world? Please read on...
I am currently Producing my 2nd project with Nick Saxon. This time around we're working on an EP. Nick's album 'Hide & Seek' that I also Produced has been used widely on some National Geographic Channel productions, and has recently picked up airplay on radio networks in Australia & Japan.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend GDC this year, as I was at the Byron Bay Film Festival. I'm also planning to attend the Sydney and Dungog Film Festivals in the coming months. My aim is to establish myself within the Australian Independent Film Industry, and to work on a variety of short and feature films.
I'll be doing Sound Design and Music for an unannounced iPhone game in a few weeks, something I'm really looking forward to :)
I'm also currently Mastering an experimental album by Grant Parke, Editing & Mastering dialogue for an iOS App, and working on some of my own material. Please follow me on Soundcloud if you're interested in hearing things as they progress.
Hope everyone is having a productive 2012.
Having just joined G.A.N.G. and recently returned home from my first experience of GDC, I thought I'd best begin my Blog in an introductory fashion.
I'm a Composer/Audio Engineer based near Newcastle, Australia. 33 going on 34, and endeavoring to establish myself in the Games Audio Industry.
For the past twenty years or so I have expressed my creativity in a non-professional manner, through live musical performance (guitars, drums and vocals) and composition. My compositional experience has entailed work for short films, dance productions and numerous bands and solo-projects.
I have also completed studies in audio engineering, and have recorded, mixed, mastered and co-produced material for several other artists.
Until recently I managed a large retail environment, turning over tens of millions of dollars each year, with around 40 team members to nurture. As fast-paced and exciting as my position was, it did not satisfy my insatiable creative urges. Thus, my partner Melinda and I founded Microscopic Media as a platform to combine my creative talents with my business experience. Fortunately we may also call on Melinda's seven years experience in retail and operations management when I need to concentrate on getting creative.
My first GDC in San Francisco was an amazing experience. Everyone I met from the audio community were very welcoming and approachable, which was a refreshing change from the music and film industries. No-one was 'too important' to have a conversation with me, or to exchange contact details. So thanks to those I met, and I look forward to meeting more of you through G.A.N.G.
What fills my time besides music you may ask?
Gaming of course! Although these days I do limit myself to PS3 (ID: Belegur) and iPhone in the interests of productivity.
I'm also obsessed with motorsport of all kinds. I have previously owned a racing kart and have also driven several other race cars. Apart from attending GDC, most of my other vacations have been planned around attending a motorsport event, however I did manage to see the NASCAR race at Vegas while I was in the USA :)
Photography, other visual art mediums, and travel are the other things that enrich my life on a regular basis.
If you want to know more about Microscopic Media or myself, please message me, check out http://www.microscopicmedia.com , or you can also find me on Facebook.
Thanks again for the warm welcome, and I hope to work with some of you on exciting projects in the future.