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Job Opportunities & Student Success Stories Job Opportunities & Student Success Stories June 16, 2014 Author Credits: Liya Swift & Jeff McQ

6-16-14 Job Opportunities

For RRF Students & Graduates

This week we are offering these jobs to our students:

 


 
  • SOUND MIXER FOR MAJOR TV DOCUMENTARY SERIES – Atlanta, GA
  • P.A. NEEDED FOR MUSIC VIDEO FOR NAT’L ROCK ACT – Nashville, TN
  • DIGITAL FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – Charleston, SC
  • FILM EDITOR FOR AMERICAN HORROR FILM – Atlanta, GA
  • LIVE SOUND ENGINEER FOR POPULAR MUSIC VENUE – Wilmington, DE
  • RADIO PROMOTION & PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT – Pittsburgh, PA
  • FEMALE DJS NEEDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY – South Florida
  • TORONTO BAND NEEDS LIVE SOUND ENGINEER – Toronto, ON
  • D.P. POSITION FOR SHORT FILM COLLABORATION – Los Angeles, CA
  • FESTIVAL STAFFERS NEEDED FOR HIP-HOP FESTIVAL – Chicago, IL

Visit the official RRF Job Board for more opportunities, and check the RRF Blog for news & updates!
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6-16-14 Announcement
DON’T FORGET! UPCOMING STUDIO PRODIGY MASTER CLASS SERIES HAPPENING SOON!
“The Eddie Kramer Experience” coming June 21-22!
Eddie Kramer As part of the Recording Connection’s new partnership with Studio Prodigy Master Class Series, we’re happy to be an official sponsor of “The Eddie Kramer Experience,” a special master class coming up quickly on June 21-22 at East/West Studio One in Los Angeles. The Studio Prodigy Master Class Series connects up-and-coming producing and audio engineering students with some of the industry’s greatest icons with special workshops held in some of the best recording studios in LA. It’s a great opportunity to learn from the best in an intimate setting—and since the Recording Connection is all about on-the-job training with real producers and engineers, we’re obviously stoked to support this event.   Producer/engineer Eddie Kramer has worked with everyone from David Bowie to The Rolling Stones to KISS, along with many other rock and roll greats. During this two-day master class, he’ll cover many advanced techniques of recording and mixing, along with hands-on application as Eddie records a real band in the studio over the weekend.   This master class session is geared to advanced audio students, and space is limited. For more details, click here!
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June 16, 2014

 


6-16-14 Student Successes
Recording Connection grad Adrian Romero lands gig with Telemundo producer!
Thunder UndergroundAdrian Romero got the call of a lifetime just a week before completing his Recording Connection apprenticeship at Thunder Underground in Palm Springs, CA.   Marco Flores, a producer for Telemundo, Univision and NBC, came in to get some work done at the studio. While there, he mentioned he needed some help recording audio tracks for TV and Trevor Adkinson, Adrian’s mentor, was quick to recommend Adrian for the job!   So what does Adrian have to say about his new gig?   “I have been working with this producer, and I’m mixing, mastering and even co-producing!” says Adrian. “Our music has been aired on Telemundo already, and this is just the beginning.   “I’m super glad I did this program,”  he continues. “I’m doing more than I ever dreamed of.” – Congratulations, Adrian!  

READY TO GET STARTED? CLICK HERE!

Student Successes
Pensado’s Place scholarship recipient excelling in the studio!
  Rosalinda GarciaThanks to our partnership with popular audio engineering Internet show Pensado’s Place, the Recording Connection recently awarded Rosalinda Garcia a full scholarship to apprentice at the world-renowned House Studio in Washington, DC. The studio’s project manager Davina Thomas recently reached out to us to let us know the money is being well spent! Not only has she been bringing bands into the studio to record, but she recently had the opportunity to assist the main engineer on the boards as the National Cathedral School came to the studio to learn more about audio engineering and record some PSAs.   “She is doing great!,” says Davina. “Rosalinda is excelling, and you could not have given the scholarship to a better person.” Way to make us proud, Rosalinda!  

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6-16-2014 Free Studio Time

GET FREE STUDIO TIME IN AN L.A. RECORDING STUDIO!

Los AngelesAttention Los Angeles-based bands: here’s a great opportunity for you. The Recording Connection is looking for a band that would like to record 1-2 demo songs for no charge in a TOP SHELF recording studio in Los Angeles. Folk and indie bands are preferred, and you must play instruments – sorry, no EDM.   If you’d like to be considered for this awesome opportunity, just email a brief statement to Britney Tobin ([email protected]) at career services explaining why your band should be considered, and include a link to your Soundcloud.   Remember, if you’re selected, the studio time is FREE, NO STRINGS ATTACHED. (Just remember to thank us when you hit the big time!)  

6-16-14 Dream Big!

NHL Star Mika Zibanejad signs up with the Recording Connection Canada!

Pursues dream of a being an EDM musician
DJ ZBADMika Zibanejad, a Swedish-born professional hockey player on the roster for the Ottawa Senators, recently joined another line-up. It turns out professional hockey isn’t his only dream — he also has a passion for creating EDM music. In pursuit of that dream, Mika recently signed up with the Recording Connection Canada as an apprentice-in-training at Johnny Hall Productions in Ottawa, Ontario!   Mika is currently studying audio engineering and electronic music production under Eric Eggleston, whose client list includes Chuck Wild (TV/film composer), ASCAP’s Ralph Murphy (Nashville), and Mika’s own team, the Ottawa Senators.   Mika was already known as a rising hockey star before signing with the Senators, having scored the winning goal for Sweden during the gold medal round of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships. But these days, he’s also gaining a reputation around Ottawa for his DJ skills at various clubs around town, performing under the stage moniker “DJ ZBAD!” His apprenticeship with the Recording Connection can only serve to enhance these skills. Mika Zibanejad is dreaming big and living large!  

DO YOU WANT THIS OPPORTUNITY? CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

6-14 Answer! (from 5-14)
The answer to last month’s contest question is…
In our monthly “mystery supporter” contests, we’ve recently revealed that entertainment industry legends Hans Zimmer and Oliver Stone are endorsing the Recording Radio and Film Connection and the way we train our students. Thanks to all of you who sent in emails to guess our latest “new best friend!.”   Ryan Hewitt The answer is… Ryan Hewitt!!   Ryan J. Hewitt is a Grammy Award winning producer and engineer based in Los Angeles, California, with a client list that includes some of the biggest names in music, representing genres that include dance-pop, folk, punk, alternative, jazz, country and many others. Ryan has done records for Lady Gaga, The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash, blink-182 and many others. He won his Grammys for his work on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album Stadium Arcadium (Rock Album of the Year) and the song “Dani California” (Rock Song of the Year). Having several mentors himself in the field of audio engineering, Ryan is a full supporter of the Recording Connection and our mentor-apprentice approach!  

6-14 Winner!

 

Congratulations Matthew!
Last month’s contest winner is Matthew James from Portland, Oregon!! Enjoy your new software Matthew!  

6-14 Contest

The Celebrities, the Geniuses and the Legends just Keep on Coming!!!

Guess for a chance to win!!!

RRF has a new high-profile supporter of our program because of the way we break people into the business. Guess who it is, and win a prize! Here are a few hints…

  Film ClapperThis person is a famous filmmaker who won the Academy Award for a movIe he made with one of the main actors in Good Will Hunting.   His filmography includes movies about World War II, spies and undercover operatives.   This industry professional also happens to be business partners with one of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers and actors — and because he loves the way we educate people as apprentices, he’s agreed to hear our students’ film ideas. This means that as a Film Connection apprentice, you could actually be pitching your film idea to this iconic producer in a one-on-one session!   One more hint: this person focuses his attention on making movies that matter—movies with a heart, films that make important statements about the world.  

Do you know who it is? Guess the right answer and win a copy of Final Draft, Pro Tools, Abelton or a comparable software of your choice! Entry must be received by July 4th – Good luck!

  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.
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6-16-14 Welcome
The Recording Connection welcomes NEW MENTOR Chris Douglas of Toneshift Audio!
Chris DouglasThe Recording Connection is pleased to welcome another talented producer/engineer to our family of mentors: Chris Douglas, owner and chief engineer of Toneshift Audio in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada!   Chris is heavily involved in the Saskatoon music scene (yes, Saskatoon has a music scene—nationally known, in fact), recording bands in a wide variety of genres including rock, folk, alternative, country, punk, metal, hip-hop, drum ‘n bass… and, um, aboriginal round dance (his words). He’s also an accomplished guitarist, drummer and songwriter, and is extremely passionate about music in general, as well as about helping people achieve their goals in music.   Toneshift AudioChris’s diversity in the studio stems from his philosophy to embrace the diversity of his clients and their needs. “Every project is unique and deserves a unique approach,” he says. We look forward to seeing what our future apprentices will be able to accomplish with Chris Douglas and Toneshift Audio. Welcome, Chris!  

Welcome to our newest mentor!

 

6-16-14 Apprentices at Work
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