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Job Opportunities & Student Success Stories Job Opportunities & Student Success Stories October 6, 2014 Author Credits: Liya Swift & Jeff McQ

10-6-14 Job Opportunities

Jimi Petulla & Brian Kraft can get you a job in Recording, Radio or Film!

Here are just a few of the latest jobs & opportunities for RRFC students & graduates this week:  

 


 
  • GET INSIDE AND WORK THE FILM DEPARTMENT FOR AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL! – Austin, TX
  • ENTRY-LEVEL POSITION AT RECORDING STUDIO FOR
    PRO TOOLS & LOGIC OPERATOR – New York, NY
  • VIDEOGRAPHER/VIDEO EDITOR NEEDED– Bend, OR
  • STUDIO CAMERA OPERATOR NEEDED – New York, NY
  • AUDIO ENGINEER NEEDED FOR PODCAST RECORDING – Austin, TX
  • OPENING FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – New York, NY
  • AUDIO HELP NEEDED IN NEW AUDIO TECH DEVELOPMENT – Orange County, CA
  • RADIO NEWS DIRECTOR NEEDED!– Clinton, IA
  • DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY-COMMERCIAL – Traverse City, MI
  • PRODUCTION COORDINATOR NEEDED – Washington, DC
  Click here to see full details on the jobs currently available. Visit the official RRFC Job Board for more opportunities, and check the RRFC Blog for news & updates!   Contact Student Services for more information on logging in.  

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When Jimi and Brian get students learning on-the-job with the mentor-apprentice approach, great job opportunities present themselves! Here’s just one example…  

  Film Connection apprentice Austin Brown works on a feature film
with a Film Connection graduate!
  Radiant3Film Connection apprentice Austin Brown, who apprentices at Radiant3 Productions in Atlanta, GA, recently had the opportunity to work on a feature film called Talbot County with Film Connection graduate (and studio owner) Steven Pitts! Austin started out as the second AC, but soon moved into the assistant camera position as he learned the ropes and proved himself.   Talbot County, which was shot on RED Epic cameras, is a horror-thriller film with an underlying werewolf theme being produced through Rite Media Group in Atlanta. The shoot, which lasted a total of three weeks, took place on location on a 1000-acre plantation, where the crew of 30 camped out in the woods for days!   Austin appreciated the opportunity to help out on the film and is continuing to pursue his own filmmaking passions during his apprenticeship.“For me, I’m pretty big on screenwriting,” he says. “Currently, I’m taking this idea I had for a book and turning it into a horror-romance: it’s kind of what I call a tragic romance.”   Congratulations, Austin, and great work!  

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Recording Radio Film Connection is proud to announce we’re joining up with Vintage King, Gear Slutz and others
to co-host the 6th Annual AES Afterglow, taking place on October 11th at The Standard in Los Angeles!

10-6-14 News & Events
Catching up with Brian Kraft
A great time was had by all at #GearExpoNashville! Our mentors had a blast meeting and talking shop with so many audiophiles! It was truly an extraordinary experience. We can’t wait to do it again!     Just before the Pensado Vintage King Gear Expo 2014, C.O.O. Brian Kraft had the opportunity to meet with a few music industry greats at the Pinewood Social in Nashville, TN. Among those present was the expo’s co-founder Dave Pensado and F. Reid Shippen, a nine-time Grammy-award winning mixer/producer whose credits include Death Cab for Cutie, Ingrid Michaelson, Shania Twain, Dierks Bentley, Backstreet Boys and India.Arie.   F. Reid ShippenWhen you’ve got all the heads in one room, great conversations take place. As Brian explained to Reid how Recording Connection is the only school that is positioned to break students into the real music business, thanks to the great pros we work with and our hands-on programs, Reid was obviously impressed. “Let the sheep go to SAE or Full Sail,” he said. “I will break people into this business if they are good through your program. No other school can claim that.”   Our longtime mentor Ryan Hewitt (Lady Gaga, Angus & Julia Stone, Red Hot Chili Peppers) added: “This is the program of the future. The old trade school model has been dead for years.”   So yes, we’re happy to announce — F. Reid Shippen is now a Recording Connection mentor!   Also present was Jeremy Ash of Capitol CMG Publishing. For ten years, Jeremy’s job has been to place the music artists make into film, TV, and other media for the world’s largest music publisher. Now he’s another friend of Recording Connection—proof positive that we’re connecting our students every single day!  

Long story short: the music industry is run by people, the same people who know we are the best.

 

CASA The Culinary Apprenticeship School of the Arts can get you learning one-on-one
from an award-winning chef in a real restaurant!

For more information, Click here!
  Robert W. Phillips CEC, CCA, CFSP, CC, Director of Culinary & Nutrition, MCH Deanco“I believe highly in apprenticeship & mentorship as I am a result of this teaching environment. I understand a strong theoretical education works for a lot of students, but hands on experience and doing these tasks teaches hands on involvement that is hard to get. It is harder to build these bonds that are taught cooking together. This style builds confidence in the apprentice to achieve the goals to raise them above cook status into Sous Chef over a period of time through hard and smart working techniques that will empower the students to be performers, not guided by someone else’s success, but creating their own.”   Robert W. Phillips CEC, CCA, CFSP, CC, Director of Culinary & Nutrition, MCH Deanco   

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Instagram Contest Winner!
Announcing INSTAGRAM CONTEST WINNER!!!
We’re happy to announce Sam Freed, cinematographer who apprenticed with Danny Angotti of Atomic Productions has the winning shot!   Sam wins a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  
Sam Freed - Shooting a video for CAT tractors and such #filmconnection
 

Thanks to everyone who entered. Keep those great pics coming! BTW, we LOVE action shots!!!

10-6-14 Announcement – Instagram Contest!
The Recording Radio Film Connection
INSTAGRAM CONTEST!
StudioThanks to all who submitted entries into our INSTAGRAM CONTEST this month! We’ll be announcing a new winner soon.   Meanwhile, we’re having such a good time with this, we’re going to do it again in October! We’ve also INCREASED THE PRIZE VALUE! Submit your candid studio shots to RRF by tagging us in your Instagram photos, and you can WIN!   **If you’ve been following this contest, the rules have changed slightly—so please read carefully:   All disciplines included: Recording, Radio, and Film!   Share inspiring and unique candid photos on Instagram of you, your mentor, the studio, or people you’re working with. Anything fun and exciting!   To submit a contest entry, you need to include TWO TAGS on Instagram:   #recordingconnection, #filmconnection OR #radioconnection
(whichever is appropriate); AND
  # [name of the city where you apprentice]!   You can submit as often as you’d like!   BOTH City and Program Hashtags MUST be present in order for the photo to be considered.   Winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card!  

Deadline for this month’s contest is this Friday, November 7th.
Winner will be announced in the following weeks.

  *Entering this contest will allow RRF the right to share and distribute your photos.  
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10-6-14 Mentor News

Three Audio Legends Join the Recording Connection to Mentor, Teach and Give Back!

As RRF continues to grow, our C.O.O. Brian Kraft has been working tirelessly to make sure our students apprentice with the best mentors the industry has to offer. This week, we’re proud to introduce you to not one, but three music industry legends who have agreed to partner with the Recording Connection to help our students break into the industry!   ADAM MOSELEY – Headroom for Days   Headroom For DaysMusic producer and mentor Adam Moseley of Headroom for Days (whose credits include Beck, Nikka Costa/Lenny Kravitz, Spike Jonze, U2 and Wolfmother) has more than 35 years’ experience in the studio and making music. He’s also dedicated a whole lot of his time and energy into helping up-and-coming music producers and engineers learn what it takes to make music. Now he’s bringing that expertise to the Recording Connection, and we couldn’t be happier to have him.   In building tracks, Moseley starts with the big picture in ways that even the big audio guys sometimes miss. “The essence of music production is arrangement—musical and sonic,” he says. “You learn how to build a musical arrangement in awareness of your sonic field.”   To achieve this level of awareness, Moseley believes newcomers have to sharpen their listening skills, learn how to talk about the craft (i.e., build their terminology), learn the genres they want to record in and know how to get the best work from a band or a solo artist, even if that artist is yourself. So, is it all about sound waves, knowing the lingo and being able to manage people? Hardly. “It’s about creating emotion in music,” says Moseley. “That is the art and purpose of music production.” Word to the wise!   JOHN GREENHAM – Infrasonic Sound   Infrasonic SoundWith more than 20 years of experience, John Greenham of Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles, is a “master” at mastering, but still has trouble explaining what mastering is. For him, the best way to sum it up is “achieving closure.” Another way he describes the art of mastering is: “It’s like framing a piece of art. You’ve got a bunch of paintings lying around, but no one is going to be able to look at them, to appreciate them fully, until they’re hung and framed properly.”   With a client list as diverse as Ice Cube, Susana Baca, Omar Sosa, The Mantles, Queensrÿche, Mindless Behavior, Ae$op Rock, Kimya Dawson, American Royalty, The Locust and many others, for Greenham, mastering isn’t about putting your stamp on the work. The magic of mixing is taking that song and framing it so that is has the feel, sound and character the artist intended. “First and foremost, you’ve got to get behind the music and the artist’s vision,” says Greenham. “You have got to love it, to feel passionately about it—otherwise, it won’t work out very well. Ultimately, you’ve got to allow it to speak directly to the audience and get all the technical stuff out of the way.”   ERIC HOEGEMEYER – Tree Laboratory   Tree LaboratoryEric Hoegemeyer (Tree Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY) is about as diverse within the industry as a person can be. A producer, composer, MIDI programmer, session musician, drummer and artist, he’s got his hands in multiple projects at once, even working live with punk icon Patti Smith and Tree Laboratory partner, Jesse Paris Smith. For Hoegemeyer, it isn’t a question of tech or organic: it’s whatever it needs to be, sometimes both. Speaking of his process, he says, “I try to find a really organic way to use technology and machines that provide interesting soundscapes.” As a producer, he believes it’s his responsibility to focus on what the artist wants to accomplish. “I try to bring out what they already have going rather than trying to put a footprint on it,” he says.   In his many years in the industry, Eric Hoegemeyer has engineered, produced, mixed, and/or performed on recordings for KRS-One, Reverend Run, Kid Cudi, Dennis Coffey, Patti Smith, Mayer Hawthorne, Belle Ghoul, Booker T. Jones, Kin Cayo, Black Eyed Peas, Don Was, Kevin Saunderson, Black Dahlia Murder, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Sponge, After Dark Amusement Park, D12, and numerous underground artists. As a performing musician, he has appeared on stage with Inner City, Patti Smith, Kid Rock, MC Breed, and Tom Verlaine, among others.   Hoegemeyer is looking forward to mentorship as the ultimate payback for all the insight and experience he’s gained through working with artists back in his hometown of Detroit, including the pros at the legendary Rustbelt Studios, where Hoegemeyer first learned to engineer and produce. Now, he looks forward to extending the mantle by coaching a few select Recording Connection students. He’s also talking electronic music with our C.O.O Brian Kraft, exploring new possibilities where electronic and instrumentation meet.  

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10-6-14 Q&A
Q&A with Recording Connection mentor
Steve Catizone of Sanctum Sound (Boston, MA)
With an impressive client list that includes Bastille, Justin Bieber, U2, Talib Kweli, Black Eyed Peas, U2 and many others, Sanctum Sound is one of the Recording Connection’s most acclaimed mentor studios for helping our students break into the industry. Steve Catizone caught up with RRF recently to talk about what’s happening with his apprentices at Sanctum Sound.     RRF: Tell us about some of your best students. How are they doing?   Sanctum Sound Studio ASteve Catizone: We are currently having our students assist on voiceover sessions that we are doing, as well as sitting in on local production projects that have come through. Some of the higher profile sessions that they have sat in on were with B.O.B. and Justin Bieber. One of our students, Zach Schaffner, has been an integral part of the assistance in these higher profile sessions. He is also looking to move to L.A. soon and I am trying to help him out with that.   RRF: What’s happening there at the studio? Any cool developments to share?   SC: We have recently opened a second production suite on Boston’s prestigious Newbury Street while renovations are being done to our main studio on South Street. The Newbury Street location focuses on music production & voiceover, in addition to the traditional tracking and mixing. We also work in all genres of music, from rock to electronic, Pro Tools to Ableton & Logic.   RRF: What does the one-on-one mentoring approach look like at your studio? How do you keep the students engaged?   SC: We like to keep students engaged by implementing real-life examples of the material that apply to each student as an individual, we ask them to bring in examples of what they are currently working on and talk about how their work lays out in parallel to what the topic of the lesson is. When we have time left over, we dig into material or questions that they are passionate about. That keeps all of us engaged.   RRF: What are some of your social media links so we can connect and share with our student body?   SC: Our links are: www.sanctumsound.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram    

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10-6-14 Apprentices in Action
Here’s what some RRF apprentices have been up to!
         

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Apprentice Media:
    
Quotes from Students:
   

Digital Information Kit – How to Get a Job

Some advice on starting your career

   
All of your books, materials, and supplies are included. But we don’t stop there. For the low cost of $8,800 (now you know why those other schools hide their tuition prices) we will also include unlimited tutoring, one year’s worth of job placement assistance, and Pro Tools — the newest version, in the box.   Advantage: Recording Connection.

 

RRFC partners with real industry professionals to educate students while they apprentice in real recording studios, radio stations and film production companies all over the world.

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