Trinis excel in international global games industry
It’s not often splashed across our newspapers nor does it make headline news, but Trinidadians and Caribbean people are doing fantastic work on the global platform in the creative sector. This year, at Animae Caribe Festival, we are celebrating two such Trinidadians. Caiphus Moore and Gordon Durity have both been through the halls of the global games giant EA Games in Xalifornis. Although in different areas – Caiphus in design and Gordon in sound design – they both are highly respected in their separate fields.
Gordon has more than 30 years experience in creating soundtracks, writing songs and producing audio in the areas of film, television, games, multimedia, and album production. He was the Executive Audio Director at Electronic Arts for all of EA Studios, one of the largest developers of video games in the world. At EA Games, Gordon designed and supervised the creation and implementation of audio for various titles, sat on game design groups, and supervised audio at all of the EA Studios locations worldwide. As a composer, sound effects editor and mixer for film and television, he has worked for USA Network, Fox, Disney, Paramount, CBC, BBC, Trimark, NFB, PBS, ABC, and many independents. He has since moved on to the animation giant Dreamworks.
Caiphus Moore is no stranger to the Animae Caribe Festival. His dynamic workshop last year had young participants wanting more. He is a Trinidadian-American artist who currently resides in Oakland, California. Not only does he have more than a decade of experience in game development but he is also very active in the fine art world. In the gaming industry, he has spent most of his professional artistic career creating artwork for the video game industry and currently works as a Senior Artist for Electronic Arts (EA). His current focus is to create a synergy between his love of fine art, gaming and multimedia.
As Trinidad and Tobago and the region seek to diversify their economies, these two gentlemen will have a lot to share. They see Trinidad and Tobago as a creative force that can participate in this multi-billion dollar industry. Both men will be presenting their work at Animae Caribe Festival Camp at One Woodbrook Place from October 27th to 31st 2015.
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