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MediaTech student, Kris Kitchen’s band ‘Let’s Talk’ featured in Warped magazine

Let’s Talk – Cheat Codes Are For Cowards And Cowards Don’t Make History Exclusive Interview Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today. Kris Kitchen is from all of the country. He was raised with his dad in the military so he moved around most of his life. After graduating high school in South Carolina he moved to Texas bouncing around Austin and Georgetown in hardcore bands playing drums, singing and songwriting for 3 years. Then he joined the army and got out 2 years and moved to Dallas and reconnected with Spencer Read more
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NOW HEAR THIS | Dallas Producer’s Association Meeting | 9.6.11

DPA’s September meeting, Now Hear This, will concentrate on all things audio for the production community. A panel of audio pros will discuss location audio, audio post/sound design and music for film/video providing tips and insights that will help producers create more efficient and effective productions whether for feature films, documentaries, commercials or corporate projects. Audio Pro Panelists will include: Jay Adkins – Jaya Music Johnny Marshall – Marshall Sound Design David Rosenblad – DRM: sir reel sound David Friedman – WaveMaker Audio Renee Coronado – Dallas Audio Post Group Clayton Coblentz, local producer and DPA Secretary/Treasurer will moderate the Read more
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MediaTech Institute OPEN HOUSE | August 18, 2011 7-9 pm

You’re invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the Music & Film Industry. From the technical and creative know-how to hands-on training by industry professionals, our renowned multi-studio RECORDING ARTS & DIGITAL FILM programs teach you all the skills you need to succeed in the Entertainment Industry. TURN YOUR PASSION FOR MUSIC INTO A CAREER AT MEDIATECH INSTITUTE! MediaTech Institute – Dallas Campus 400 E. Royal Lane, Suite 100 Irving, TX 75039 972.869.1122 MediaTech Institute – Austin Campus 200 Academy Drive, Suite A Austin, TX 78704 512.447.2002 MediaTech Institute – Houston Campus 3324 Walnut Bend Lane Houston, TX Read more
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Our students film their Live TV Show Today!!

Today our film students filmed their live TV show for class. It is a talk show with our very own Abe Kotara as the host. I got to watch the opening segment myself and it was fantastic! Great job, guys!! It looks like so much fun! Congrats on your hard work guys!! Read more
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Congratulations To One Of Our Own!

Our receptionist, Rae Nyx, will be featured in a CD Sampler for MB Agency in California! Her band, Diminished 5th have decided to place the acoustic version of “Come With Me” on the CD have been working hard to finish their album in hopes of having it out in the next year! Rae has been keeping herself busy with her band and Chae Balistreri, an artist from Longview, Texas. She is the producer and engineer for his album. She has put alot of her time into getting his album just right, as well as her own. To hear the song Read more
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California CD Sampler will feature one of our own!!

Rae Nyx, Dallas Receptionist, will be featured on a California CD Sampler that is being put out by MB Agency! Rae’s band Diminished 5th are picking out the song at this very moment. Rae is a recent graduate of MediaTech and has become a vocal coach of some of our students! We can’t wait until it all goes through! We will post an update as to when the CD will be released! Check out Diminished 5th’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Diminished-5th/194614857237397 and their myspace page at www.myspace.com/dim5thmusic! Or follow Rae on Twitter at www.twitter.com @Rae_Nykie_Nyx! Read more
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6 Important Things About Singing

by Rae Nyx, Vocal Coach There are many different philosophies on what is most important when it comes to singing. I feel the most important is Passion. It’s pulling the heartstrings of the person listening to the song. I have gotten into sooo many arguments with other vocal coaches about this very thing. Here are the six main aspects to think about or to bring up to your own vocal coach: 1.  Breathing – This is going to sound weird, but almost everyone breathes wrong in the music industry. It’s the most common comment I’ll make when I watch singing Read more
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The Internet Generation – Are we apathetic?

Most people refer to us as “Generation Y,” but we go by many names: the “Internet Generation,” the “Millennium Generation,” or even the “Echo Generation.” Regardless of the name, there is something very distinctive about the “Y” generation–something that separates them from the narcissism of Generation X, the drug fueled activism of the Baby Boomers, and the rampant patriotism of the Greatest Generation. According to song writer/artist John Mayer it is that we are “Waiting on the World to Change.” In an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition Mayer explains the meaning of the lyrics of his song: “It’s not that Read more
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How to Successfully Grow Your Fan Base Using Facebook (And Not Spend a Dime)

When it comes to your music, people are predominantly concerned with one thing – not what your music means to you, but what your music means to them. This is one of the most important lessons any musician can learn. The birth of social networks allowed fans an insight into the more mundane aspects of celebrity; as a result, this sparked a newfound intrigue into their normality. However, now that everyone from the drummer of the Black Keys, to the State of North Korea are all Twittered up, the days of dietary intake being shareable news are long gone. The Read more
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“10 Things Every Musician Should Do Online Every Day”

Do you or your band have a daily online routine? You better. At the speed this world moves you can’t afford to miss even one day of what is happening. Your competition is not sitting still, so you better be out there. But as a band you have to find a balance that is not going to hinder your ability to be a band. You need to write, rehearse, record, perform… if you don’t do any of those things, being online won’t mean much. So I thought I would take a look at my daily online routine and maybe you Read more