Bonnie Bogovich

My Music

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Personal Info

Full Name

Bonnie Bogovich

Bio

Bonnie is most notably recognized in the Game Audio industry for her work as Audio Studio Lead at Schell Games. During her time at Schell, she worked on a variety of soundscapes and musical experiences for educational products, virtual and augmented reality simulations and computer/video games as well as interactive experiences, and theme park attractions. Most notable releases include: “I Expect You To Die” for Oculus Rift and Playstation VR, “World of Lexica” for ipad, and “Water Bears” for ipad, iphone, and HTC Vive.

 

In addition to her work with Schell Games, she is the Artistic Director of “Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera”, Music Director of “Super Smash Opera” and an active music arranger and vocal recording artist for record label The Materia Collective. She has served on the boards and committees for a variety of organizations including the Great Lake Film Association, Parsec, Pittsburgh Savoyards, GANG (Game Audio Network Guild) and IASIG (Interactive Audio Special Interest Group).

 

She has been a video game judge for Spillprisen, IGF, and Indiecade, an animation and script judge for the GLFA, and IGDA Boardgame Competition.  Bonie has also been an active, panelist, presenter, and mentor at variety of events events including but not limited to AES, MAGfest, GameSoundCon, Confluence, and GDC.

More on Bonnie and her projects at http://www.blackcatbonifide.com

Personal Website

http://www.blackcatbonifide.com

Address 1

5627 Melvin Street

City

Pittsburgh

State

Pennsylvania

Postal / Zip code

15217

Work

Years of Experience

6 to 9 years

Game platforms you've worked with

iOS, Android, PC/MAC

Skills

Performer, Composer, Sound Designer, Audio Director, Voiceover Artist, Music Supervisor, Sound Supervisor, Voice Direction, Audio Engineer, Casting Director, Field Recordist, Music Editor

Instrument Skills

Vocalist, Piano, Accordion

My Awards

Proto Awards – Best Interactive Design “I Expect You To Die” (2015)
Proto Awards – Best Gameplay “I Expect You To Die” (2015)
Proto Awards – Best Overall VR Experience “I Expect You To Die” (2015)
International Serious Play Awards – gold medal “World of Lexica” (2015)
International Serious Play Awards – gold medal “Water Bears” (2015)
CREATE 2015 Award winner- Entertainment, Film & Digital Media – “World of Lexica” – (2015)
International Serious Play Awards – gold medal “Inklings” (2014)
DATA Award Winner – “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood/Tea Party” (2014)
International Serious Play Awards – gold medal “Play Forward: Elm City Stories” (2013)
International Serious Play Awards – silver medal “Tunnel Tail” (2013)
Global Game Jam Pittsburgh – Best Open Web Game sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation – “Guinea Pig, Guinea Pig” (2013)
Science Media Awards/Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (JHWFF) – Finalist – “Race for the Beach” (2012)
Global Game Jam Pittsburgh – Audience Choice Award 2nd Place – “Creator” (2012)
48 Hour Film Festival Pittsburgh – Audience Choice Award Group B – “Re:Firm Ad-ness”(2012)
48 Hour Film Festival Pittsburgh – Audience Choice Award Group B – “FriendStat”(2011)
Heinz Small Arts Initiative Grant – for “Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera” (2010)
Sprout Fund Seed Award – for “Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera” (2010)
Popular Science Magazine Music Video Contest – Top Five Runner Up – “I Feel Fantastic” (2007)
Duq Student Film Fest – Best Overal Film – “Sweettooth Stratagem” (2005)
Robert Morris Film Festival – Best Film – “The Brotherhood” (2005)
SOFA film festival – Finalist – “Geeks IRL” (2002)
Adobe Digital Film Festival – finalist – “Taxidermy” (2001)
Duquesne University Outstanding Music Technology Student Award (2004)
Vladimir Bakaleinikoff Scholarship (2003)
EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship (2003-2004)
Great Lakes Film Association Festival Appreciation Award (2003)

Games I've worked on

(for links to individual projects and related awards/nominations see: http://www.blackcatbonifide.com/music/video-game-audio/)
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Schell Games LLC – (Music and Sound Design lead)
http://www.schellgames.com

“Frostbound” – Schell Games and Google Daydream (COMING SOON)
“Baker Street Experience” for Amazon Echo – Schell Games
“I Expect You To Die” – Schell Games (Releasing on December 6th, 2016)
“Domino World” – Google Tango
“‘Hair Salon’ with Peg + Cat” –  PBS
“‘Stop and Go Potty’ with Daniel Tiger” – Schell Games and Fred Rogers Company
“Water Bears VR for HTC Vive” – Schell Games
“I Expect You To Die” Demo  – Schell Games
“Water Bears” – Creativity Labs, Glass Lab, and Schell Games
“Puzzle Clubhouse” – Schell Games
“PlayForward Elm City Stories” – Yale
“Tunnel Tail” – BEST and Schell Games
“Mechatars” – Bossa Nova Robotics and Schell Games
“Innercube” – Schell Games
“Triazzle Island” – Dan Gilbert and Schell Games
“Race for the Beach” – Sea World

“Daniel Tigers Neighborhood” online games for http://pbskids.org – Fred Rogers

My projects include: “Drive Trolley”,  “Tea Party”, “Make Believe”,  “Doctor Daniel”,  “My Fish Tank”,  “My Bedtime”, “In My Bathroom”, “Feel the Music”, “Make a Card”

“The World of Lexica” – Amplify Education and Schell Games
Worked on the main “Lexica” project and the following embedded minigames:
“Inklings”, “Mukashi Mukashi”, “Venture”, “Spelling Stone”
“Sentence Sensibility”

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What Pumpkin
http://www.whatpumpkin.com/home.php

“Hiveswap” – Episode 1 of the “Homestuck Adventure Game” – currently in production, Release Date Spring 2015 (Sound Designer) http://www.hiveswap.com/

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“Lingrove” – word puzzle game for Android (Music)

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ArcVertel:
http://www.arcvertuel.org

Calakmul: La Adventura, “Mayan Adventure” – Papalote Children’s Museum (Music and Sound Design)

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Carnegie Mellon University – Cylab
https://www.cylab.cmu.edu/

Carnegie Cadets: The MySecureCyberspace Game (Music)
Be Seen: A Free Mobile App About Social Networking (Music)
“Think Time” videos (Music)

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Global Game Jam Pittsburgh:
http://globalgamejam.org/

“Creator” 2012 (Music and Sound Design)
“Grim Blaster” 2012 (Music and Sound Design)
“Guinea Pig, Guinea Pig” aka “Artie’s Artery Adventure” 2013 (Music and Sound Design)

Current Employer

self

Employer's website

http://www.blackcatbonifide.com

Current Title

Game Audio expert and advocate, Recording Artist, Speaker/Panelist and beyond!

Previous companies you worked for and job title there (optional)

Schell Games – “Audio Lead” Advanced Artist: Sound Design / Composition
Super Smash Opera, Artistic Director, Composer, Audio Engineer
KIT Solutions, LLC – Multimedia Trainer and Video Voiceover Artist
Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera, Artistic Director, Composer, Audio Engineer
Heinz History Center, Smithsonian Affliate – Exhibits and AV Associate
Duquesne University School of Music – Sound Engineer
Telecommunity – Multimedia Instructor
Squonk Opera – Video Artist and Stage Manager
Attack Theater – Stage Manager
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh – Stage Manager