PAUL LIPSON
Senior Vice President

Home Town: San Francisco
First Concert: Sarah Vaughan
Bio

An award-winning executive, audio director and composer, Paul’s career has taken him all over the world and has helped him innovate and advocate as a leading figure in the Interactive Entertainment Industry. As the creative leader of Formosa Interactive, he works as the Vice President of Creative Services - driving strategy, content development, and audio pipelines with the famed award winning Music, Sound, and Integration Team in Los Angeles. Paul previously worked as the Senior Audio Director at Microsoft Studios/343 Industries, and the COO of Pyramind Studios before that. He has composed award-winning scores and managed extensive AAA audio pipelines for an array of leading clients, including Microsoft Studios, SEGA, 343 Industries, Ubisoft, LucasArts, 2K Games, Sony Computer Entertainment, EA and Harmonix. Recent AAA game credits include many titles in the Halo franchise, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Microsoft Flight, Ironman 2, and many more. Paul has won numerous Game Audio Network Guild awards including Best Original Instrumental, Best Original Soundtrack Album, Best Score, Best Use of Licensed Music and Best Handheld Audio. Paul is an active speaker and presenter, and has conducted panels, lectures, and master classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Berklee College of Music, Musician’s Institute, Georgia Tech, SIGGRAPH, GDC, GameSoundCon, Pyramind Studios, AES Conference, New England Conservatory, Art Institute San Francisco, GRAMMY Soundtables, and at the Conservatory of Pernambuco in Brazil. Paul holds a BM and MM with summa/highest distinction from the world-renowned New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He is a member of the International Game Developers Association, The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BMI, The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Advisory Council, and the Game Audio Network Guild.


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Senior Audio Director Halo Wars 2 Microsoft Studios
Senior Vice President Forza Motorsport
Senior Vice President Disneyland Adventures
Senior Vice President Iron Man 2
Senior Vice President Microsoft Flight
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