Introduction: The problem and search for an efficient solution. Education is a peculiar matter: every country has its own approach when it comes to designing a system that would be effective for everyone. However, in a fast-changing technological world, distinct and creative alternatives to learning have been benefiting those with socio-economic limitations. In addition to … [Read more...]
In the Field with Gordon Hempton
I’ve heard some really great things in the past about the Wild Eyes recording workshop. Our own Luca Fusi did a write up about his experience. We’ve also recently heard about other similar workshops in South Africa and Australia. While it’s great to see the availability of these, my schedule is so unpredictable that it’s hard to commit to attending one. I started this year … [Read more...]
A New Approach to Internships?
Guest Contribution by Timothy Muirhead Although we all like to talk about sound work as a very creative discipline it is also a technical one. Universities and other post secondary institutions really have their hands full trying to teach both sides of the craft - the hows and the whys. Most come up short on one side or the other and that is why the industry has come to rely … [Read more...]
Deep or Shallow?
Guest Contribution by René Coronado To a large degree, the purpose of learning is less to purely gain knowledge for the sake of it, and more to gain knowledge in order to use that knowledge to do something. I propose that there are two basic types of learning: shallow and deep. Both types are useful, and both have positives and negatives. Shallow learning … [Read more...]
Dynamics In Education – Interview With Michael Sweet, Professor of Game Audio at Berklee College of Music
As the Artistic Director of Video Game Scoring at Berklee College of Music, Michael Sweet leads the development of the game scoring curriculum. Michael is an accomplished video game composer and has been the audio director of more than 100 award winning video games. His work can be heard on the X-Box 360 logo and on award winning games from Cartoon Network, … [Read more...]
The Tonebenders on Education
The fine gentlemen over at The Tonebenders Podcast have once again graciously tied into this month's theme. Their latest podcast, a conversation with Brenda Jaskulske of the University of North Texas, is now up for your listening pleasure in all of the usual places. I'm embedding the Soundcloud version below, but head over to their site to learn more about Brenda and how to … [Read more...]
Audio Education – A view from the middle
Clearly the fates have decreed that I should not only be involved in the writing of a new audio degree as education month comes around, but that I should also be well into my own studies, working towards a Master's degree in Sound Design. However, in getting to this point, my own audio education has meandered along most of the routes one might take in the pursuit of a career in … [Read more...]