Peyton Cox's EP Pendulum Launched at Planetarium
A crowd showed up on April 27th for Peyton Cox's MMP495 presentation at the Brown Planetarium. Dayna Thompson, the planetarium's assistant director, programmed and operated the controls based on Peyton's choice of effects. The video that Dayna shot from a camera pointed at the 52 ft. dome on YouTube doesn't convey nearly the same enveloping experience, but it at least hints at what it included. Look for an encore presentation in the fall. http://peytoncox.weebly.com
Directing Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band Videos
Taylor Matthews (Conducting) and Ali Hegedus (MMP) teamed up on a new initiative for the School of Music's streamed concert series. Taylor met with Drs. Caneva and Hand in advance to of the final Wind Ensemble / Symphony band concert for the semester and took suggestions on points of interest to highlight in the videos and after making some notes on what to look for sat in the Sursa Hall recording booth passing instructions to Ali at the controls of the cameras and video switchers. This allows for more precise composition of shots that reveal details of the music rather. Let Dr. Willey know if you'd like to be a video operator next year and continue with this use of video direction as an application of the study of music theory, composition, and conducting.
Digital Corps Delivers New Tour Videos
The students in Digital Corps produced four new videos for us showcasing our facilities. Please share the link to the playlist with your friends and family that haven't been through the studios to give them an idea of the spaces where you work.
Jingle Contest Winners
Jeremy Nevil: "Got My Bike"
Drew Tomasik and Aaron Joseph: "Thai Smile (2)"
Ryan Sheehan and Alex Rodriguez: "RP's Pizza"
Earn Album Credit This Summer
The Indigos are looking for engineers and assistant engineers to help them finish their album this summer. If you'd like to work with them in Studio 2 and Soundhouse C contact Derek Hutchinson (219-775-6700 or Matt Mellen (219-263-9234).
But wait... there's #%&* more!!!
Two immersive learning classes produced videos this semester:
Conn-Selmer educational videos - Dr. Willey's class created 15 educational videos focusing on brass instruments.
Hastings Piano Competition Documentary
Dr. Thompson's class produced a documentary about the Hastings Piano Competition held this fall in the School of Music.