A BYU graduate and currently homebound in Bountiful, Utah, Thomas loves the Utah music community.
“None of these big productions that I’ve done are a one-man show,” Thomas said. “In order to pull off a world-class music score for one of these big, big games, it takes a lot of talented people to help out. There are a handful of talented people here in Utah that I’ve used again and again.” The presentation will touch on opportunities that currently exist and will exist in the future.
“I’m going to give them (the audience) an insider’s view of the videogame industry,” Thomas said.
Thomas will also describe the process of creating the game music, which he refers to as, “the epic tale of the Avatar videogame experience.”
“I use the term ‘epic tale’ because it’s like a great novel,” Thomas said. “The contract, the ridiculous hurdles, the crazy time constraints, the massive amounts of music, producing the score in three cities — it was quite the journey.” Along with sharing information and experience, Thomas will teach principles that can be applied to any high stake pursuits in life – in business and in education.
“Great entertainment is recession-free,” Thomas said. “When times are good, people want to go to the movies and play games. When things are bad, people want to go to the movies and play games.”
Thomas has brought his Avatar score to New York City, Hollywood and San Francisco. This is the first time in Utah.
“It’s fun to test it on the road and bring it back to the home crowd,” Thomas said.