Since enrolling in the Recording Connection as an apprentice at Crystal Clear Studio in Philadelphia, Thomas White has started seeing lots of doors open for him. After polishing his resume, Thomas began to notice he was getting a lot more callbacks for various gigs he’d applied for, such as running musical theater live sound in New York City and Forge Recording in the Philadelphia area.
After attending the recent “New Music Seminar” in New York City, Thomas applied to WXPM Radio for an IT position. Even though he felt he was not prepared for the job, Thomas’ career counselor at the Recording Connection suggested he apply anyway. Within two weeks, they responded with an emphatic, “NO” to the position he’d applied for. What they said instead was, “We’d rather bring you on board as an audio engineer seeing that you meet all of our expectations and more!”
Soon after, Thomas’ mentor Joey Heier recommended him for a live sound gig with Audio Gods. After his interview, the manager at Audio Gods told Joey, “That’s a great guy right there”—an accomplishment in itself since Joey says, “He never says that about anyone!”
Meanwhile, Thomas continues his apprenticeship with Joey at Crystal Clear Studios, helping with voiceover work and other projects. He marvels at the difference in his emerging career since enrolling in the program. “If I were going to school anywhere else, I wouldn’t have any of this,” he says. “Before this, nothing was working out, but ever since I joined Recording Connection, everything has been working out.” Congratulations, Thomas!
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The Recording, Radio and Film Connection has received yet another glowing endorsement from an entertainment industry icon who recognizes the value of our mentor-apprentice teaching approach. Can you figure out who our NEW BEST FRIEND is?
Here are the clues for this month’s contest:
This person went from being a janitor in a Florida radio station to becoming an internationally renowned radio host.
This person is also an author, having published a novel.
This person has a famous Hollywood intersection named after him.
Who is our newest supporter?
Think you know who it is? Sign up here and submit your entry before August 1. For the correct answer, you could win a copy of Pro Tools, Final Draft, Logic Pro X, Ableton or another comparable software of your choice!
Contest rules: Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited. One entry per person. Winner will be chosen in drawing from all correct entries. The complete list of rules for this contest is available on the contest sign up page.
The Recording Connection is always pleased when a top-shelf producer/engineer connects with us to teach our students. This week, we’re pleased to welcome yet another: Chris Pummill, studio manager and audio engineer at The End in Brooklyn, NY!
Created by artists, for artists, The End offers 5000 square feet of creative space in a scenic park/waterfront setting in an art-centered neighborhood, with space for recording, rehearsing, writing, photo/video shoots and more! The studio’s client list includes such notable acts as Brand New, Kaiser Chiefs, Hawthorne Heights, Foxes, Shiny Toy Guns, Talib Kweli, Daughter, Angel Haze and many others.
We’re honored that Chris has decided to become a Recording Connection mentor, and we look forward to seeing what our students will accomplish at The End! Welcome, Chris!
Los Angeles Film mentors, Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett welcome YOU to BILLIONS FOOLED this Wed, July 23rd at 8:00pm
Film Connection apprentice Mike Dusenka will be performing a rap as a part of the piece, you don’t wanna miss out!
Performance starts at eight, so don’t be late!!
Vintage Prizes will be given out at the beginning of the show.
$5 cover 21 +
If you loved “Super Size Me” You will LOVE “Billions Fooled”
Performance art Piece by Bayou Bennett
Along with Video art and Digital images.
Cheese and fries served!
The show is a parody on the billion dollar deception of advertising, fast food and an examination of 1950’s society and the American Dream through Pop Art.
There will be video art, live performance by Bayou Bennett, special guests and digital prints.
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After completing his Recording Connection apprenticeship with Dan Middleton of Digitracks Recording in Ft. Wayne, IN, Nick Weber recently made a trip to Los Angeles for a couple of job interviews at Larson Studios in Hollywood, and Westwind Studios in Burbank. Nick is currently working with Recording Connection’s career services on his professional industry resume and lining up some other great opportunities. His plan is to move to L.A. this summer to work in music and post-production, possibly at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, CA. Congrats, Nick, and best of luck!
With the help of career services, Recording Connection alumnus Cameron King applied and got accepted into a local music festival with the additional opportunity to assist at a radio station for Penn State! Congratulations, Cameron!