April 11, 2014
This week we are offering these jobs to our students:
Film Connection Apprentice launches filmmakers group!
Blake Laitner, a Film Connection apprentice at AO Creative in Eugene, Oregon, is announcing the founding of Eugene Filmmakers Group, specializing in creating high quality, diverse, creative multimedia content within the local Eugene area. The group is currently working on producing a music video for a local reggae artist, and will be building on this momentum and expanding their reach in the coming months.
If you’re a filmmaker in the Oregon area and would like to become a member of Eugene Filmmakers Group, contact Blake Laitner at [email protected].
DC Recording Connection graduate Krysta Cox becomes in-house engineer!
Recording Connection apprentice Scott Hertzig lands regular radio guest spot
Scott Hertzig, a Recording Connection apprentice in Topeka KS who also happens to teach martial arts, recently got opportunity to put both skills to use. Through using his connections at his martial arts class and through his mentor, Randy Wills, Scott has been invited to be a regular guest on Q Country 103.5 FM every Monday to talk about martial arts! While there, Scott will also be putting his audio engineering knowledge to use at the radio station as he learns new skills in broadcasting.
Over the years we have worked hard to break people into the recording, radio and film businesses and the world is finally listening and calling us to join the mission. Can you guess who we talked with over a two hour lunch recently?
We reveal who our new best friend is later this month. If you’d like to guess, please sign up here. Guess right, and you could win a brand new Abelton Live or Pro Tools software package in the box! Entry must be received by 5/4/2014 - 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.
Film Connection mentor Steve Carmichael takes the hands-on approach with apprentices
Steve makes a point of tailoring his hands-on approach to the students’ interests, and even using those opportunities to teach others. When one of his newer apprentices, Brendan Anderson, expressed an interest in utilizing green screens, Steve helped out by setting him up to use one in the studio, and even invited some of his other apprentices to come in and learn a bit more about the process.
Recording Connection mentor Joey Stuckey designs audio tour for Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
“As the owner, producer and sound engineer of Shadow Sound and a blind person myself, this last part was my idea and something I am very proud of,” Joey says.
Joey involved his Recording Connection apprentice Nate Corson in a huge part in the process of putting the project together. “We went on location to the Sports Hall of Fame to record the inductees,” he says, “then returned to the studio to edit, add a short music cue at the beginning and end of each audio prompt, and then did some mastering. We then had to resample the files at 2200 HZ and 8-bit for the project to sound right over the cell phone.”
Joey brags about his apprentice: “Nate is a great student and was of great assistance during the process—helping to set up mics, set levels, shepherd the guests, edit and re-sample. I look forward to great things from this young man!” As far as his role with the Recording Connection, Joey says: “I love this program so much, this is by far the best concept out of all the other [colleges].”
“I always take my beats to Phil for a second opinion. He has a great ear for music.”
– Zachary Hewitt on mentor Phil Green
Recording Connection graduate Kevin Campos makes BEATS!
“Great experience! I really enjoyed my first day at the studio. The mentor was sharp and really hands on. He made us all feel comfortable. My fellow apprentices were cool and all down to earth and friendly. I can’t wait for the next class session!”
- Lawrence Atiemoh, Chicago, IL, Film Connection apprentice
“I’ve come such a long way from just a year ago. Producing beats in just 20-30 minutes now feels great.”
- Cristefer Young, Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, Recording Connection apprentice
“I feel like [my mentor] really maximized the experience I gained by giving me real world application of what I would use and need to succeed on my own. I have seen a large improvement with my skill as a producer which is the reason I chose this program.”
- Zachary Wells, Powell, TN, Recording Connection apprentice