Instructor Spotlight: Kerry Crafton

by | May 9, 2024

At MediaTech Institute, we believe in the power of passion, the strength of dedication, and the art of turning dreams into reality. No one embodies these principles more than MTI’s instructor and Director of Studio Operations, Kerry Crafton.

In an illuminating article by FWWeekly, titled “Living the Dream,” Kerry’s journey through the realm of music and media comes to life, painting a vivid picture of a man deeply committed to his craft and the students he mentors.

Kerry’s trajectory into the world of media production was marked by a relentless pursuit of his passions. Graduating with a degree in Radio/Television/Film in 1980, Crafton has seen many phases of the entertainment industry in his time working within it. He carved his path, fueled by a simple yet profound ideology, “do what you love, love what you do.”

Crafton would’ve done anything to learn in studio facilities like those currently at MTI- but loves getting to teach the new gen of students in them now!

Even though the recording equipment he had in school was limited (a small 8-channel mixer, a 4-track tape recorder, and a 2-track, as Kerry recalls in his interview), Kerry knew his passion was to become a recording engineer. What Crafton didn’t know is that his fellow University of Texas graduate, Russell Whitaker, was going to play an integral role in pursuing his goals. As the founder of MediaTech Institute, Whitaker worked to create a studio-centric environment that both himself and Crafton would’ve done anything to be taught in, back in their own college days.  There is nothing like learning in a hands-on environment with fellow creatives like you can at MTI.

Crafton after another successful MediaTech Live

As the Director of Studio Operations at MTI, Kerry Crafton brings a wealth of real-world experience from his time as a freelancer to the classroom, enriching the educational journey of our students with invaluable insights and practical wisdom. His dedication to nurturing talent and fostering creativity serves as a guiding light for aspiring media professionals. Having worked with legendary labels like “Capitol”, “Columbia” and “Elektra”- Kerry has plenty of relevant industry wisdom to share, expertise to pass on, and good stories to tell.

Kerry’s impact extends far beyond the confines of the studio. Through his infectious enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to excellence, he inspires those around him to dream big and strive for greatness in the recording industry. We are honored to have him as part of the MediaTech family, where he guides our students to turn their dreams into reality.

You can learn from experienced industry professionals like Kerry Crafton at MediaTech Institute, and make your dreams in the exciting world of entertainment turn into reality. Apply to one of our programs today!

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