The Blackbird Academy Studio Engineering Program Integrates Roland’s Personal Mixing System mercoledý, 20 Agosto 2014 - 10:16 PM - 8 Months, 1 ago - 24 Letture - top stories - Z -CreativeCow (Nashville, Tennessee--August 20, 2014) The Blackbird Academy, a premier Studio and Live Sound Engineering School, has recently installed and integrated the Roland M-48 Personal Mixing System into their program. The Academy’s unique “hands-on” approach curriculum provide students access to world-famous Blackbird Studio gear and engineers. "At The Blackbird Academy, our prime emphasis is teaching the students to provide the client with high-quality sound and service throughout the production process,” says co-director and instructor Kevin Becka. "The compact, M-48 mixers punch this ticket by being easy to use, having a full set of features like EQ, reverb, panning and level controls, plus they sound great. I have experience with this system in a live sound setting and am amazed at how well it fits into our tracking, and overdub sessions at The Blackbird Academy."
Stewart Copeland and Jeff Beal To Keynote First Annual Production Music Conference In Los Angeles September 12 mercoledý, 20 Agosto 2014 - 06:30 PM - 8 Months, 1 ago - 24 Letture - top stories - Z -CreativeCow New Daylong Event from the Production Music Association Brings Networking & Educational Opportunities to Composers, Libraries, Technology Providers & Music Users (Los Angeles, California--August 20, 2014) The first annual Production Music Conference (PMC), to be held in Los Angeles on September 12, has confirmed a highly inspiring pair of keynote speakers for its debut event. The internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland will deliver the afternoon keynote, and Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal will start off the morning session.
DPA Microphones was the Impresario of Aspen Opera Theater Center mercoledý, 20 Agosto 2014 - 06:04 PM - 8 Months, 1 ago - 24 Letture - top stories - Z -CreativeCow Collection of Company’s Mics Were on Hand for Recording at Wheeler Opera House during the Aspen Music Festival and School (Aspen, Colorado--August 20, 2014) Every year, professional and aspiring classical musicians and technical personnel from around the world head to the mountains of Colorado for an eight-week summer intensive retreat at the Aspen Music Festival and School. As the country’s premier classical music program, the festival presents more than 300 performances and music education events, including the Aspen Opera Theater Center (AOTC) program at the historic Wheeler Opera House, where DPA Microphones had its chance to shine.
A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global Partnerships giovedý, 21 Agosto 2014 - 03:04 AM - 8 Months, 1 ago - 24 Letture - top stories - Z -CreativeCow (Venice, California--August 21, 2014) Over the past year, A-level VFX studio Brewster Parsons has steadily been expanding its capabilities through key staff additions, facility and technology updates, and global partnerships. Today, studio founder and executive producer Darcy Parsons has announced the addition of veteran LA producer Jason Cohon to her staff in the position of senior producer, and also provided information on her other moves aimed at preparing the company to handle major VFX projects. With a background spanning all facets of production, Cohon is highly accomplished at creating and finishing all types of visual content at the very highest levels. Through his experiences as a hands-on producer for Asylum, Brand New School, Digital Domain, Mirada and SWAY Studio, he has produced groundbreaking live-action and VFX-intensive feature, television, commercial and experiential projects alongside leading industry innovators like directors Dante Ariola, Nicolai Fuglsig, Joseph Kosinski and Rupert Sanders.
ESSENCE Fest Will Stay In New Orleans Through 2019 sabato, 23 Agosto 2014 - 01:57 AM - 8 Months ago - 24 Letture - top stories - Topix Media "We are so pleased to extend our partnership with the State of Louisiana and City of New Orleans for another five years," said ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks, who added state and city officials have embraced the event as one of their own.
DPA Microphones Expands Sales Force lunedý, 25 Agosto 2014 - 11:03 PM - 8 Months ago - 24 Letture - top stories - Z -CreativeCow U.S. Office Welcomes Three New Area Sales Managers; Promotes New General Manager (Longmont, Colorado--August 25, 2014) DPA Inc., the U.S. branch of DPA Microphones, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Spahr, Pedro Rocha and Leonardo Romero as Area Sales Managers for the Eastern U.S., Western U.S. and Southern U.S./Latin America, respectively. The company has also promoted Shan Siebert to General Manager of the Longmont, Colorado-based office. After a year of unprecedented growth for the U.S. operations, these latest assignments signify the company’s continued commitment to its customers in the region.
Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gets Up Close And Personal With Music A-Listers For The MTV VMAs lunedý, 25 Agosto 2014 - 08:04 PM - 8 Months ago - 24 Letture - top stories - Z -CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--August 25, 2014) Venice, CA-based Backyard director Kim Nguyen jumps inside the heads of some of the music industry’s finest in a star-studded campaign for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The spots feature poignant black and white close-ups of some of the 2014 show’s performing lineup, glimpsing into their headspaces as they anticipate the final moments before the show. From YouTube sensation newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer to former VMA-naysayer and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine; to VMA vets Usher, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, Nguyen captures the jitters, frenzy and swagger that arise the moments before stepping on stage. The campaign reboots the 1980s “I Want My MTV” tag made famous by the Dire Straits/Sting song, with the artists taking their own unique approaches to demanding their MTV. A mashup of the five individual videos craftily pumps up the cumulative excitement of all of the performers as they look forward to their moments onstage.
Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts martedý, 26 Agosto 2014 - 01:21 PM - 8 Months ago - 24 Letture - top stories - C-Media The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.