Game Creek Video Director of Engineering Bryan Rule Recently Visited CRAS to Discuss the Company’s Broadcast Technician Apprenticeship Program and Further Its Rich History with CRAS in Placing its Students as Interns, as Well as Full-Time Employees
Gilbert, Ariz., July 7, 2022 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, is proud to announce that Game Creek Video Director of Engineering Bryan Rule recently visited the CRAS campus to discuss the company’s Broadcast Technician Apprenticeship Program and further its rich history with CRAS in placing its students as interns, as well as full-time employees.
“CRAS has been developing a mutually beneficial relationship with Game Creek Video since 2016,” explained Rachel Ludeman, CRAS employment coordinator. “We initially started with sending them potential candidates for their rigorous Broadcast Technician Apprenticeship, which has been successful. And, recently, we’ve also been able to refer qualified graduates as potential employees, who have gained previous experience in the industry and are at level where they can be thrown into the mix with GCV workflow.”
Hudson, N.H.-based Game Creek Video began in 1993 with two trucks, six employees, a hope, and a prayer. It has since successfully evolved into a thriving business, setting industry standards and comprising of a fleet of 60 trucks, a team of more than 200 employees, and a presence at virtually every major televised sports and political event in America.
“I’ve been working with the team at CRAS for a few years now, and they always send us interns who already have a solid signal flow and troubleshooting foundation, and that helps immensely when getting started in this industry,” explained Rule. “This was my first time actually visiting the CRAS campus and talking with the students face-to-face, and they all were very engaged and asked many intelligent questions. Not soon after I was began receiving resumes from them, which tells me that they are geared up to get started in their careers, which also says a lot for CRAS and how it as an institution is preparing them for the real world beyond the classroom.”
Game Creek Video’s Broadcast Technician Apprenticeship Program offers hands-on experience, the opportunity to work side-by-side with the best team of mobile engineers in the country, and the chance to be a part of some of the most exciting sports events in history. This demanding one-year paid apprenticeship will guide the candidate to a comprehensive understanding of all technical aspects of a live television production broadcast. All apprentices work on productions occurring in the metro Boston area. Upon successful completion, apprentices will be eligible for full time employment with Game Creek Video.
“Bryan explained the vision and purpose behind Game Creek Video in a way that made you interested in the company, the services it provides, and the apprenticeship program,” said CRAS student Lester (Les) Danglar. “They are definitely a consideration for future employment.”
Added CRAS Student Luke Baroco, “It was extremely enlightening and eye opening for someone whose life goal is to get into a position I would enjoy and be able to travel for work. For that reason, I am heavily considering Game Creek Video after CRAS.”
Said CRAS Student Ana De La Rosa, “The event held for by Game Creek Video gave a better understanding of their purpose for live broadcasting. It showed off intriguing opportunities including their Apprenticeship Program, which provides tremendous learning and experience focusing on full preparedness for specific positions and tasks within audio.”
CRAS Student Shaquille (Shaq) Campbell concludes, “The event was very informative. Honestly, it sparked an interest in broadcast for me. Bryan gave a very detailed presentation on the company, its history, and its paid internship program. The information blew my mind, and the more Bryan talked about the company’s story, mission, and employment opportunities after the apprenticeship program the more my interest grew. Game Creek Video is now on my career path bucket list.”
The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is composed of two nearby campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz. A CRAS education includes broadcast audio, live sound, film and TV audio, music, and video game audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have all excelled in their individual fields, including sound reinforcement, audio recording and production, digital recording, troubleshooting/maintenance, and music business.
CRAS structured programs and highly qualified teaching staff provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in audio recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the audio recording industries.
The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools Ultimate, API Legacy consoles, SSL AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.