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MediaTech Houston Graduate Spotlight – Johnnie Moutra

Johnnie Moutra just recently graduated from MediaTech Houston, and has been working with local artist Marium Echo on her album, Letters & Numbers, as a producer. I recently sat down with Johnny to speak with him about the album and his time at MediaTech. Roy: First off, what made you want to go into audio engineering? Johnnie: It started off just as poetry, which then developed into songwriting. After some urging from a friend, I came across MediaTech as I looked up different schools and decided to check it out. Upon coming in, I instantly knew that this was for Read more
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Texas Music Project to Sponsor a Special Music Experience at Snowball Express 2012

Texas Music Project, along with a donation from the George A. Robinson IV Foundation, is sponsoring and producing a musical experience for their upcoming SnowBall Express 2012 event to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Dallas, Texas. Snowball Express (SnowballExpress.org) is a non-profit organization that helps children and the families of America’s fallen military heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. Snowball Express started in early 2006 with the idea of providing hope and new memories to these children. Since then, thousands of volunteers across America and prominent corporate sponsors such as American Airlines, Oakley, the Sheraton Read more
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Austin’s own, Broken Records, Snags a MediaTech Graduate for Engineer Work

MediaTech Austin’s Admissions Rep, Roland Roberts, got the inside scoop on a new ad agency in town, Broken Records, from MediaTech graduate AND employee, . Shooting the breeze over lunch at Torchy’s Tacos, Justin chatted with Roland about his role at Broken Records and what they bring to the Music and Arts scene in Austin. –Roland Roberts: What is Broken Records? –Justin Schubert: We are an ad agency with our own “in-house” Post Production Studio. We also have our own green room and live sound stage/small venue. –RR: What do you do for them? –JS: I am their Lead Audio Read more
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MovieMaker Magazine Interviews MediaTech Film Instructors

Movie Maker Magazine, a magazine dedicated to independent moviemakers, recently interviewed six film school professionals for their publication. MediaTech Institute’s very own filmmakers Keith Duncan- Instructor, Eric Jewell-Department Head and Instructor, and Lee Shapiro- Instructor, were featured in the magazine to give a little insight into the world of film school. Jennifer Wood (MM): What is the biggest change affecting film education right now? And how is your program responding to it? Lee Shapiro (LS): Another change involves how the industry hires. Most companies are more interested in demo reels, recommendations and work ethic than grades and degrees. We screen Read more
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Student Recordings and Videos reaches over 16,000 combined views

DJ Frank-Dux, DJ, Producer, and Videographer, and T(dot)Ace, Drummer and Videographer, didn’t just stumble upon Audio Student Tanner Polk; they were destined to meet and record some pretty sick beats. Having met DJ Frank-Dux in Amarillo, Texas through a mutual friend and quickly bonding over a shared passion in music, Tanner knew he’d made a new friend. After only a few weeks as a student at MediaTech Institute and an understanding of studio functions, Tanner dialed up his old friend to record. What Tanner thought would only be a one time opportunity, soon turned into weekly recording sessions and networking Read more
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Music, travel focus of Austin-based reality show

Music and travel are two of my favorite things. Yours, too, I’m guessing. So “Sound Tracks,” a new reality show being produced by the Sessions, a local production company run by Lauren Bucherie and CJ Vinson, looks to be a winner. “The whole premise is to have audiences join us on the road while we explore different American cities in search of your next favorite band,” Bucherie told me. “The show appeals to anyone who likes music, history and culture. This is a show for everyone.” Bucherie and Vinson met at Austin’s MediaTech Institute in 2009 and formed the Sessions Read more
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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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MediaTech Dallas Hosts Kamp Hollywood

The stage is set. The lights are glaring off the reflective equipment that stands in front of him, and he looks into a sea of faces with eyes glued to his every move. He holds the six pieces of paper, from which he just read, in his shaking hand, and lets out a sigh of relief as the casting directors call “scene”. He just completed an audition and is one step closer to his dream.  For Michael, a three-year camper at The Movie Institute’s Kamp Hollywood, this is just a normal scenario for him. He has been involved in acting Read more
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New Music Video by Houston Recording Arts Graduate

The Recording Arts Graduates from MediaTech Institute in Houston have so many awesome things going on! Check out the new music video from Patrick Lemelle aka ‘Trix’ called ‘Stampede’. Directed By Tantrum Photos Go Follow Trix On Twitter @justcallmeTrix You Can Find Tantrum Photos On Twitter @TantrumPhotos 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