VINCE PONTARELLI

 

AUDIO DIRECTOR - 2K Sports

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS


I am an industry veteran with 20+ years experience with a proven track record for developing million+ selling AAA titles.

Worked with the Unreal Engine 3 (and sound cues), Kismet, Fmod, Wwise and proprietary game engines.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to liaise with design, production, programming, animation, cinematics, art, marketing and outsourcing departments within an organization.


- Seeking a senior position that offers collaboration with a professional development team and an opportunity to use my creative and technical abilities to contribute to new and original video game titles.



SKILLS


Audio & Music

Multitrack recording (audio and music) using ProTools and Digital Performer

Sound design and editing using Pro Tools, Vegas, Sound Forge, Netmix and Basehead

Sound design and music composition for film and cinematics in an all-digital studio

Music composition for both solo and ensemble performance in various musical genres

Guitar, bass and vocal performance.


Computer Software
Perforce, Visual Source Safe

Bug tracking: DevTrack



EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


2K Sports

Audio Director

            October 2013 – Current



THQ San Diego Ca.

Senior Sound Designer / Composer

            August 2009 – July 2012


Management of self owned audio duties, coordination with studio, publishers, and contractors, and creation of original music and sound effects.

Met all project milestones on time due to thorough preproduction and vigilant management throughout.

Brought all audio production (sound, music, voiceover) to fruition.

Composed in-game music in several different styles.

Conception of audio design and creation of original game assets.

Created and edited sound effects for all categories of in-game audio.

Directed, recorded, and edited character voiceover.

Detailed audio specification for design reference and implementation.



Midway Amusement Games LLC.

Project Audio Director

(1993-1998 Senior Sound Designer / 1998-2002 Audio Dept. Manager / 2002-2009 Project Audio Director)


Management of the audio department, coordination with studio, publishers, and contractors, and creation of original music and sound effects.

Managed audio assistant and voice talent.

Met all project milestones on time due to thorough preproduction and vigilant management throughout

Brought all audio production (sound, music, voiceover) to fruition.

Composed in-game music in several different styles.

Conception of audio design and creation of original game assets.

Created and edited sound effects for all categories of in-game audio.

Directed, recorded, and edited character voiceover.

Detailed audio specification for design reference and implementation.



Libman Music, Inc., Chicago, Il.

           June 1991 – Dec 1992

Assistant

Assistant composer

Full mix and music back up

Logging of talent hours and payment

Studio maintenance



EDUCATION


Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

1984 - 1988

Bachelor of Music

(Major in Music Synthesis)

Principal instrument - guitar


Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

1982 - 1983

Classical guitar performance and voice performance




GAME CREDITS


-Early Platform to Current Gen and Next Gen Titles


WWE2K15 - Audio Director

Darksiders II - sound designer

Saints Row: The Third - sound designer

Money Shot - composer

WWE Allstars - sound designer/composer
Darksiders: Wrath of War - sound designer

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - sound designer
Blitz the League II - audio director
John Woo presents Stranglehold - sound designer/composer
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy - audio director
NBA Ballers: The Chosen One - audio director
NBA Ballers: Phenom - audio director
NBA Ballers: Rags to Riches - audio director
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon - sound designer/composer
Mortal Kombat: Unchained - sound designer/composer
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - sound designer/composer
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks - sound designer/composer
Mortal Kombat: Deception - sound designer/composer
MLB SlugFest 20-03/20-04 - composer
NFL Blitz 20-02 - composer
NHL Hitz 20-02 - sound designer
Rampage World Tour - composer

- Video Arcade Games:


Arctic Thunder
War Gods
Revolution X
Cruis'n Exotica
Cruis'n World
Cruis'n USA

- Pinball Games:


Walking Dead

Mustang

Metallica: Master of Puppets
Monster Bash
No Good Gofers
Congo
No Fear
Dirty Harry
World Cup Soccer
Judge Dredd