CRAS Grad Spotlight: Ian Shedd works Post Production

Grad Spotlight: Ian Shedd works Post Production

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Ian Shedd

Post production is a hot career field! Recently I had a chance to talk with our grad Ian Shedd and congratulate him on his 50th credit as a sound editor. You can check out all of his credits on his personal IMDB page here! While a lot of our grads go out to work at recording studios and live sound venues, we do have a considerable amount of grads work in the film, TV and post production industry, and that is where Ian spends most of his time.

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Pro Tools Quick Tip: How to Time Align Tracks

Pro Tools Quick Time: How to Time Align Tracks

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Sound or audio is, by very definition, the changing of atmospheric pressure perceived over time. This also ties into a term known as “phase”. Phase can be described as the time relationship between multiple waveforms, measured by the difference between periods of compression and rarefaction. Some times, even though our audio is recorded at the same time, the spacing from the instrument to the mics may cause phase issues that can be fixed by knowing how to time align tracks.

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How to be Successful in the Audio Industry – Part 6

How to be Successful in the Audio Industry – Part 6

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Our final “How To Be Successful In The Audio Industry” Top Ten List is from Greg and Rachel of our very own Internship Department, with their suggestions on how to make the best of your internship experience.  Resumes, relocation, interviews, interning, finding jobs and keeping in touch with grads are just a few things that our intern coordinators deal with on the daily. So if anyone is going to have great tips on how to be a successful intern, these are those people!

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Soldering 101 with Cory P!

Soldering 101 with Cory P!

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Cables, cables everywhere! Technology always has at least one cable that needs to be plugged into something somewhere, and the higher quality, more technical the gear gets,  the more cables that come along with it. Whether it’s a guitar cable, power cable, ethernet, BNC or who knows what else, cables are just an accepted part of technology, love it or hate it.

The worst thing is when you have a cable go bad. Especially with how expensive many of these cables are, it is incredibly frustrating when a cable starts shorting out – or even worse – stops working altogether. Having soldering as one of your skills can be invaluable!

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Top 5 Plug-Ins for Film Sound Post Production

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Our guest blogger today, James Alire graduated CRAS in 2009 and has an extensive credit list in film sound editing/mixing for film/tv here in the valley of the sun.  We are very excited to share his post!

Top 5 Plug-ins for Film Sound Post Production

When I was asked to contribute a guest blog to Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS), I had a hard time deciding what to write about. I initially thought maybe I should discuss work ethic, or proper interning, or how to get jobs. But then I realized going to CRAS gives you enough knowledge to do all this. You don’t need me to merely reiterate what they teach.

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