Tag : Mediatech institute Oceanside

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“So my child wants to be in the music biz”

When parents hear that their children want to break into the music industry, whether as a musician or on the business side of things, reactions can be decidedly mixed. Some parents go all out trying to help their children reach the stars, while others take the “dream on, kid” approach and others still are semi-supportive but unsure of what it all means. Which group has the right idea? Maybe all of them. After all, it’s natural for parents to worry about their child’s ability to make a living in a very competitive industry – a dose of realism is always Read more
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How to Begin a Career in the Music Industry: Advice to the graduating class of 2012

So the big day is fast approaching. You are leaving the ivory tower of college in a few weeks and are about to enter the work force. Most likely the only thought on your mind is how to get a job. The ideal is to have a job locked up and waiting for you before you graduate, so you can enjoy your last month at college. This is what all your friends in other majors are doing. The computer scientists are getting flown across the country and eating lobster. The engineers are meeting with on campus recruiters. The management and Read more
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MediaTech Institute Open House | May 17, 2012 | 7-9 pm

TOUR THE STUDIOS OF MEDIATECH INSTITUTE! 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. CALL 866-498-1122 TO RSVP TODAY!! Read more
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MediaTech Institute Open House | November 17, 2011 | 7-9pm

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 of the skills you need to succeed in the entertainment Industry. TURN YOUR PASSION FOR MUSIC INTO A CAREER!! 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 77042 832.242.3426 MediaTech Read more
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The Importance of a Recording Timeline

We’ve all been there. The drummer overslept, the guitarist is late, and the bass player has to leave early to hang out with his girlfriend. None of us enjoy being in this kind of a situation, and that is why having a planned out recording schedule can help improve session flow and save you time (and money). Assuming your band is well rehearsed and prepared for their recording session, there are several steps you will want to take to prevent the session from coming to a screeching halt. The key factor to preparing for a productive recording session is a Session Read more
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SAG FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND AGENT PANEL DISCUSSION

Start: 10/03/2011 – 7:00pm Need some face time with your agent? Join us at the agents panel discussion and membership meeting. When: 7–9 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2011 Where: MediaTech Institute (new location) 1130 W. Trinity Mills Carrollton, TX 75007 (North of GB 190 between Old Denton & Dickerson Pkwy) Google map link: http://g.co/maps/z4wcr For more information click here. The membership meeting is only open to paid-up members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid thru October 31, 2011) FOR ADMITTANCE. Read more
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Fall 2011 Graduation at MediaTech Houston

On Sunday, September 18, 2011, approximately thirty MediaTech students walked across the stage to receive their Recording Arts diploma after almost a year of studying at the Houston campus. This was only the fifth graduation ceremony to be held at the Houston campus and the turnout was bigger than ever. Elbow to elbow, friends and family gathered together to celebrate the students hard work, efforts, and honor them for completing their course of study. Campus Director, Doris Hecht, welcomed the graduates and guests and congratulated the students for completion of the Recording Arts Program. “MediaTech will make a difference in Read more
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Mix Webcast: Mixing the Band with Universal Audio’s UAD-2 Satellite and the UAD Powered Plug-ins Library | September 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM CDT

With the power now offered by laptops and native DAWs, mixing can take place anywhere these days, from the accurate acoustic spaces within a top-flight studio or on the tour bus between gigs. But to get beyond the “rough mixes” when working in the box, an engineer needs processing and plug-ins. No way around it. In this special webcast, produced by Mix and presented by Universal Audio, Mix technical editor Kevin Becka will host a panel of recording engineers including: Joe Chiccarelli (U2, The White Stripes, The Killers); Michael Brauer (John Mayer, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones) and Ryan West (Eminem, Read more
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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Film Graduate, Justin Davis, hits a homerun with the Quad Cities River Bandits

Dallas Digital Film Graduate, Justin Davis (JD), is a a Video Production Assistant for the Quad Cities River Bandits in Davenport, IA.  JD started working as an intern in January of 2011.  He is responsible for  Writing, Directing, Shooting, Editing, and sometimes starring in the In-House Promotional Videos. Just take a look at some of the promotional videos for the River Bandit’s themed nights on their YouTube channel. JD is responsible for  creating Sponsor Graphics (mostly looping animations) for their video boards as well as contributing graphic design assistance when needed. JD’s Pre-Game/Daily responsibilities include editing the previous night’s game highlight Read more