Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Producing Interviews in "Audio for Video" class

Our "Audio for Video" class is working on a video project that will show current and prospective Digital Arts and Design students at DSU how to seek out internships and start on a path to their careers.  As a part of this project, we are interviewing recent graduates of DSU to learn about their internship experiences and the positive impact that it had on their education.

Last week, we interviewed recent DSU alumni, Courtney Schlimgen and Jerad Schlobohm.  Not only did the interviewees lend us some great insight into the internship process, but it also gave us a chance to work on our production skills:  capturing sound, setting up lighting, and framing shots.  There is a lot of work still to complete, but we are already excited about our final product that we aim to complete by the end of the year.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Studio Projects: Jake Killoran

One of our soon-to-be program graduates, Jake Killoran, has been spending a lot of time on projects in the studio this semester, bringing in musicians, recording some of his own tracks, and refining his Pro Tools skills.  One of his stand-out songs this year is his cinematic acoustic track, "RunAway".  Let's hope that we start hearing his work in an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster soon!  You can listen to Jake's track below, and here all of his recent work on his SoundCloud page.

RunAway - JakeKilloran by hitmanforhire

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Live Videos Created from Music Event

When our campus live music organization, DSU Live, hosted a recent event, they not only brought in some exciting live bands, but they also captured it on video from multiple angles.  Student Luke Arens set up a camera angle from high above the bands, while also shooting handheld footage from ground level along with student Nathan Fields, and advisor Nathan Edwards.  Student Paul Schipper captured the audio and complied all of the footage,  ultimately creating a series of highly-professional live videos.

The three bands who played the showcase included "I, Apparatus", "Victor Shores", and "No Parking on the Bridge".  Check out a song from Victor Shores above, and also visit Paul's YouTube page for many more videos from the event and elsewhere.