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Michael B. Schwartz

aka: Michael Schwartz
Moby ID: 2316

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Michael B. Schwartz is a film, audio and video specialist who was educated at the California Institute of the Arts where he received his Masters in Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in 1991. While he was a student there, he founded the famous CalArts Annual Film and Video Festival, an event which is still active today.

He began his career in 1989 when he worked as Audio Producer and Editor for The Voyager Company in Los Angeles. In 1992, he began working for Activision Studios and became their Computer Games Audio Manager. While at Activision, Michael created and designed the audio and sound effects for over 30 games. He left Activision in 1999.

Michael has also been an audio and video instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, (1994-1998) and the Art Institute of Seattle, School of Video (2000-2002).

He has received awards for his work in the industry: Best Audio for Return to Zork in 1992, Best Game of 1995 for Mechwarrior II, Best of Show at the E3 1997 for Dark Reign: The Future of War, Best 3D Game and 1997 Game of the Year for Quake II, Computer Gaming World's 150 Best Games of All Time for Shanghai: Great Moments.

Additional games credited to Michael are:* Muppet Treasure Island * HyperBlade * Jack Nicklaus Golf * Blast Chamber * A-10 Cuba! * Barrage * Fighter Squadron * Grand Tour Racing '98 * Spycraft: The Great Game * Teen Digital Diva

In 2004, he joined Microsoft where he is a Video Producer for Microsoft Office "Personal Solutions" applications.

Credited on 33 games

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Quake II (2023, Windows) VO Recording Engineer
Heavy Gear II (1999, Windows) Audio Engineer
Civilization: Call to Power (1999, Windows) Sound Effects & Voice Over
Jack Nicklaus 6: Golden Bear Challenge (1999, Windows) Audio
Interstate '82 (1999, Windows) Audio Processing
Vigilante 8 (1999, Nintendo 64) Sound
A Collection of Activision Classic Games for the Atari 2600 (1998, PlayStation) Sound
Dark Reign: Rise of the Shadowhand (1998, Windows) Voice-Over Recording and Processing
Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle (1998, PlayStation) V. O. Audio Engineer
Apocalypse (1998, PlayStation) Sound Engineering
Interstate '76: Nitro Pack (1998, Windows) Additional Sound Effects and Engineering
Battlezone (1998, Windows) Audio Mix
Asteroids (1998, Windows) Special Thanks To
Interstate '76 (1997, Windows) Additional Sound Effects and Engineering
Dark Reign: The Future of War (1997, Windows) Additional Sound Effects and Engineering
Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground (1997, DOS) Audio Consultant
Zork: Grand Inquisitor (1997, Windows) Audio Studio Manager
Heavy Gear (1997, Windows) Voice-over Engineering
Power Move Pro Wrestling (1996, PlayStation) Sound Direction
Muppet Treasure Island (1996, Windows) Audio Director and Sound Designer

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