Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tips & Tricks: Using Reverb - Audio Engineering and Music Production


F.I.R.S.T. Institute Program Director and Instructor, Rich Ott, explains in detail how to use reverb while you are audio engineering your recorded mixes. 


View the video: Rich Ott Reverb Tips

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With a 6,300 square foot campus of cutting-edge technology and production equipment, F.I.R.S.T. Institute specializes in offering career-specific training in the Digital Media Industry with a focus on Audio Engineering, Music Production, and Film and Video Production.

Instructors and faculty bring experience from working in the industry at fine companies such as Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Atlantic Records, EMI, Fox Television, Warner Brothers, U.S. Department of Defense, and Harcourt, as well as with musical artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, and the Blue Man Group.


Graduates of F.I.R.S.T. Institute are now successfully employed as professionals in the audio and visual industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, Cox Media, and Clear Channel Communications, just to name a few.


F.I.R.S.T. Institute is located in the heart of the world's favorite vacation destination, Orlando, Florida.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Film & Video Faculty Spotlight - F.I.R.S.T. Institute

A special thank you to Film Program Director - Michelle Hill for sharing your passion for this industry with the next generation of Film & Video production students here at F.I.R.S.T. Institute! Thank You! 

View video interview here

Michelle has worked in the professional Film, Video, and Digital Media industries as a Project and Production Manager for over 17 years. During her tenure, she has managed film and television projects for clients such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Nickelodeon, as well as a plethora of commercial clients. While working within the industry, Hill developed a passion for education and the passing on of knowledge to the next generation. 

She has spent well over 8 years educating students in the areas of new business development and presentation as it pertains to the entertainment industry. Hill graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film Production with an emphasis in Business.
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With a 6,300 square foot campus of cutting-edge technology and production equipment, F.I.R.S.T. Institute specializes in offering career-specific training in the Digital Media Industry with a focus on Audio Engineering, Music Production, and Film and Video Production.

Instructors and faculty bring experience from working in the industry at fine companies such as Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Atlantic Records, EMI, Fox Television, Warner Brothers, U.S. Department of Defense, and Harcourt, as well as with musical artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, and the Blue Man Group.


Graduates of F.I.R.S.T. Institute are now successfully employed as professionals in the audio and visual industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, Cox Media, and Clear Channel Communications, just to name a few.


F.I.R.S.T. Institute is located in the heart of the world's favorite vacation destination, Orlando, Florida.



Friday, July 26, 2013

F.I.R.S.T. Institute - Faculty Spotlight - John LaRosa


John LaRosa started his audio engineering career after graduating in early 2000. He began as a voiceover editor, which led him to manage an audio department that produced books on tape for publishing companies, such as Harcourt Inc., and Holt Rinehart and Winston. 

He later changed his career path to strictly work in the music industry as a recording and mixing engineer for genres including: Gospel, Blues, Rock, Pop, RnB, and Rap. LaRosa works at Hard Rock Live Orlando as a stagehand and monitor engineer. He has also been an instructor and mentor for students since 2003. He enjoys teaching and knowing he is affecting students’ lives in a positive way. 

Watch the interview here! (Click Here)

With a 6,300 square foot campus of cutting-edge technology and production equipment, F.I.R.S.T. Institute specializes in offering career-specific training in the Digital Media Industry with a focus on Audio Engineering, Music Production, and Film and Video Production.

Instructors and faculty bring experience from working in the industry at fine companies such as Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Atlantic Records, EMI, Fox Television, Warner Brothers, U.S. Department of Defense, and Harcourt, as well as with musical artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, and the Blue Man Group.


Graduates of F.I.R.S.T. Institute are now successfully employed as professionals in the audio and visual industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, Cox Media, and Clear Channel Communications, just to name a few.


F.I.R.S.T. Institute is located in the heart of the world's favorite vacation destination, Orlando, Florida.




Wednesday, July 24, 2013

F.I.R.S.T. Institute Faculty Spotlight - Earl Hoback

Earl Hoback is not only the Director of Education for F.I.R.S.T. Institute -  he is also the Front of House (FOH) Engineer for the "Blue Man Group" at Universal City Walk. We recently had the chance to catch up with him. 

Watch the interview!  (view video here)
Earl has worked in the digital media industry as an audio engineer, musician, and instrument technician for over 10 years. He has recorded and mixed indie rock groups as well as reinforced them in a live sound environment. 

Hoback has helped fabricate the audio systems for several theme parks, including the Rip Ride Rocket for Universal Studios Orlando Resort. He also has been the front of house engineer and musical instrument technician for "Blue Man Group" Orlando since 2007. Most recently, he assisted with Blue Man’s appearance at the Latin Grammy’s in Las Vegas. Hoback graduated with an A.S. in Recording Arts at the age of 19.
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With a 6,300 square foot campus of cutting-edge technology and production equipment, F.I.R.S.T. Institute specializes in offering career-specific training in the Digital Media Industry with a focus on Audio Engineering, Music Production, and Film and Video Production.

Instructors and faculty bring experience from working in the industry at fine companies such as Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Atlantic Records, EMI, Fox Television, Warner Brothers, U.S. Department of Defense, and Harcourt, as well as with musical artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, and the Blue Man Group.


Graduates of F.I.R.S.T. Institute are now successfully employed as professionals in the audio and visual industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, Cox Media, and Clear Channel Communications, just to name a few.


F.I.R.S.T. Institute is located in the heart of the world's favorite vacation destination, Orlando, Florida.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

F.I.R.S.T. Institute Launches New Website


F.I.R.S.T. Institute, (formally known as F.I.R.S.T. School) has officially launched its new website (www.FIRST.edu). This website unites design and functionality and is a great resource for both F.I.R.S.T. Institute current and future students. Loaded with video content, F.I.R.S.T. Institute (formally known as F.I.R.S.T. School) website brings the best of educational information right to your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Take a few minutes and browse the site, watch a few videos, and share with your friends!

Click here to view new website!

With a 6,300 square foot campus of cutting-edge technology and production equipment, F.I.R.S.T. Institute specializes in offering career-specific training in the Digital Media Industry with a focus on Audio Engineering, Music Production, and Film and Video Production.

Instructors and faculty bring experience from working in the industry at fine companies such as Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Atlantic Records, EMI, Fox Television, Warner Brothers, U.S. Department of Defense, and Harcourt, as well as with musical artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, and the Blue Man Group.


Graduates of F.I.R.S.T. Institute are now successfully employed as professionals in the audio and visual industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, Cox Media, and Clear Channel Communications, just to name a few.


F.I.R.S.T. Institute is located in the heart of the world's favorite vacation destination, Orlando, Florida.

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