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Final Project

I had really fun with this project. The artist was super fun to work with and super open to doing things. The overall project took around 45 minutes to complete then I imported it into iMovie to speed it up and edit it. Unfortunately I had to cut a bunch of video in order for the project to be the right length in time. This painting was inspired by something she had saw and was trying to mimic which turned out to be almost spot on. My original idea that I was wanting to do my project on didn’t work out as I didn’t allow myself enough time to do the audio and the video editing. Im happy with how this turned out though and i think that the audio ads to the energy of the painting and the speed of the video!

Audio Engineering

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I had the pleasure of interviewing an Audio Engineer that has worked in the industry for a few years. In the interview I asked him some questions that were obviously geared towards Audio Engineering. Eliezer Gonzalez is an Audio Engineer for Vertixmusic Entertainment, LLC which is an independent record label. Eliezer (Uri) has grown up around music, his older brother is into music and would drag him along to places that he would be attending and Uri just had a passion for it. Uri has been doing Audio Engineering  professionally for about three years. He’s worked with a few well known bands such as “Isaias With His Band”. During the interview I asked Uri some Questions, here is what I asked him

1. What makes you interested in audio engineering?

2. Where do you see your career going in the future?

3. How long have you done audio engineering?

4. Do you want to further your education with audio engineering?

5. Producing music/ likes and dislikes?

6. Would you be interested in being a mixing/mastering engineer?

7. What motivates you to keep going when you get stumped or feel like quitting?

8. How much time do you spend on each project from start to finish in estimated hours?

9. Favorite part of producing a beat? 

Uri answered all of my questions professionally and to the best of his ability. I think the best part of this interview is how we kind of got lost in just talking as “friends” and not really following a structure or following these questions. We got lost in talking about music and Audio Engineering and we really enjoyed talking one on one and discussing our passion. My favorite question that I asked him was question eight. “8. How much time do you spend on each project from start to finish in estimated hours?” His answer was pretty funny as each project is completely different and can range from weeks to months to complete.  Although, he did come up with an answer. His answer was an estimated 64 hours that it takes to complete a song start to finish, including Mixing and mastering. This interview was really fun and really laid back we both enjoyed the talk. On question four when I asked him “4. Do you want to further your education with audio engineering?” He replied with “Yes I would like to further my education I plan on going to school to learn more about music and Audio Engineering. I was self taught and I think it would be good to learn new things in school. I also continue my education by myself by reading articles and watching lots of tutorials on youtube.” I feel like we are the same in that way because I watch tons of tutorials to improve my sound and the quality of my music and I teach myself a lot of new things on a daily basis. Im glad that this project was assigned to us because I ended up learning a lot about someone else and got a preview into the industry.

5 Ways To Get To The Driver Seat

This project was really fun! I didn’t really allow myself enough time to work on what I originally wanted to do so the outcome was this. Although I didn’t get to do what I originally wanted to i’m happy with how this video turned out. I’m glad that Teresa gave me some pointers and some ideas to work with that ended up tying everything together in my video so that was awesome. Basically this video is about me climbing through every door in my car just trying to get to the driver seat. I wanted to make this video kind of funny for the viewers and make it look like I was really struggling in some spots that was my goal here and I think that I achieved it somewhat. For this project I used my GO PRO hero 3 and just set it on my dashboard. I shot at 1080p with wide angle because thats all it allowed me to do but I still think it was alright. For the final project I hope to utilize all that i’ve learned so far to tie it all together and make the final project a banger! Hopefully I can make that happen.

Zombie Attack!

I had a really great time doing this project! At first I didn’t really know what I wanted to do for this, but after I found some really cool zombie loops I took that idea and ran with it! I think that it turned out pretty well the only problem I really encountered was clipping on some of the vocals but I finally got everything squared away. Some of the equipment that I used for this project is:

  • Logic Pro X  10.2.0
  • ART Pro MPA II-2-Channel Tube Mic Preamp
  • Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone

These tools were great for conveying what I was trying to in the Audio Track. I also layered multiple sounds and FX to give it depth and kind of a city apocalypse type of feel. For this project I ended up using about 20 different tracks then mixed it down and mastered it. Along with these tracks I used panning to give the effect of the character hearing gunshots and explosions coming from multiple directions. I captured some natural reverb from my room and also added a hint of it in logic which you can hear in the recording. Overall I had a blast with this project and hope I get to do more of this in other classes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Search

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The Stereo Bus is a blog(http://thestereobus.com/)geared towards audio engineering. This blog was very intriguing to me because I am very interested and engaged in audio and I found this blog to be very helpful and informational.

  • This blog covers lots of topics regarding audio especially the engineering side of it. The blog talks about mixing and mastering tracks and even mic placement in certain environments. This is very beneficial to me because if I ever need to reference something or need clarification i can come to this blog and read what they have to say about it.
  • This blog is produced well for someone like me who likes simple easy to use sites. It is very clear as to what the site is about and what they do on the blog.
  • This blog seems to be knowledgeable about audio engineering and things that are related to audio engineering, such as Mixing, Mastering, and producing.

It is always awesome to read things about audio engineering or music in general. Im glad that i found this blog and that it relates directly to what i want to do as a career. I look forward to coming back and using this as a reference!

Resources for Media Arts Students at Lane

 

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The equipment checkout counter in building 17. 🙂

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Blue Cyc Wall… 🙂

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Student Engagement Center. 🙂

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The main Art Gallery on campus. 🙂

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The Art-O-Mat. 🙂

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The Library. 🙂

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The Silver Sculpture. 🙂
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Mary Jo Kreindel’s Office. 🙂

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The Media Creation Lab. 🙂

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Judy Gates office. 🙂

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The Indie Lab. 🙂

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The flags in the first building. 🙂

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A construction shot. 🙂

BY: Jake Perez 

About Me

 I grew up in White City, Oregon. I am Nineteen years old and i am currently attending LCC in Eugene, Oregon. I recently moved to Eugene with my fiancee to continue our education. My major is Multimedia Design and i recently changed my major to this from Dental Hygiene. When i am n0t at school or work i enjoy making music. Some of the people who influence my music is Eminem, Jake Miller, and Timeflies. I like to rap, sing, produce, and engineer music.

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I am pretty easy to get along with and i’m always looking to joke around. I love watching movies and usually everything that comes out of my mouth is a quote from a movie. Please don’t ever take me too literal, because i’m probably just quoting a movie. I love all forms of art and my favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh. I always try to keep an open mind towards things. I look forward to meeting new people in this class and possibly working with you guys on some projects. This term should be a fun and interesting term. I am excited to start this journey with you guys!FullSizeRender

This is a perfect example of my personality.

BY: Jake Perez