Category : Oceanside Campus

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Save the Date: MediaTech Institute Campus Wide Open House

Haven’t been able to make a single Open House yet? Mark your calendars for the upcoming July dates for all of our campuses! Austin Saturday, July 11 12:00PM – 3:00PM Oceanside Monday, July 13 5:00PM – 8:00PM Houston Wednesday, July 15 4:00PM – 7:00PM Dallas Thursday, July 16 5:00PM – 8:00PM MediaTech Institute Open Houses are filled with information on each of our creative, hands-on programs such as: Animation** Mobile Application Development** Digital Film Web Design and Development (NEW) Also, it’s a great opportunity for students to connect with one another, check out the learning environment and pick Financial Aid’s Read more
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Miking Acoustic Guitars

As I’ve watched some young engineers record acoustic guitars (or any acoustic instrument such as a mandolin, ukulele, etc), I’ve discovered that very little thought seems to go into this process. So I’ll briefly share some techniques that I personally use which will undoubtedly yield you some great results! These aren’t new or groundbreaking techniques by any means, but I’ve noticed that a shockingly large number of engineers do not get good captures when it comes to these instruments. So here we go; let’s start with two quality small diaphragm condenser microphones. And no, they do NOT need to be 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 ( 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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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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Baseball legend, David “Boomer” Wells in the MediaTech Oceanside studios working on new CBS show, ‘The Players Club’.

AGA Sports Entertainment and Baseball Great, David “Boomer” Wells” was in the studio recently at MediaTech Institute in Oceanside, CA with baseball great working on voice overs with engineers, Tommy Richardson and Scott Ragotskie. David Wells is co-hosting a new show on CBS called “The Players Club”. Wells was considered to be one of the game’s better left-handed pitchers, especially during his years with the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched the fifteenth perfect game in baseball history. The Players Club, the idea of Executive Producers Bill Garnet and Jacque Lueth, brings these 13 MLB greats to The Palms Hotel 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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Oceanside’s BOM Instructor joins judges panel for new reality series, Totally Packaged

MediaTech Institute Oceanside’s Business of Music Instructor, C. Michael Brae, joins the judges panel for a new reality series for independent artists called, Totally Packaged. Joining him on the judges panel is Grammy Nominated Producer, Roger Ryan, Super Star Stylist, Tiffany Dean, and Powerhouse Publicist, Scott Samson. Mr. Brae brings a lot of industry experience to the table. He began his career on NYCs Wall Street after graduating with a double Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Advertising from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Brae began Hitman Records in 1991 and solidified a joint venture with SOLAR (Sounds of Los 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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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