This is THE MIC

Chris Taylor and THE MIC

This is THE MIC. You see, this isn’t just any mic, it is THE MIC. This is the tie that binds, the straw that stirs the drink, the color in your Kool-Aid if you will.

Hip-Hop in Madison, WI hasn’t gotten a fair shake. Now I’m not placing blame or pointing my finger at officials or promoters or club owners and saying that this is your fault. I am going to take the thumb from the hand that points and recognize that thumb is pointing back at me. I am to blame for Hip-Hop not getting a fair shake in Madison, just as much as anyone else is.

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New in the Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

The new arrivals for the week of August 17, 2014 are now available at the Learning Resource Center. These publications include Fast Company, Videomaker, American Photo, Live Sound, and A3D Artist Magazine. Please stop by the Learning Resource Center to review these publications!

Fast Company

Fast Company
In the September, 2014 issue of Fast Company, Nicole LaPorte reports on how YouTube is banking on stars like Bethany Mota to re-charge Google’s future and fight off Disney and Yahoo.

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Madison Media Students Assist with “The People’s Law School”

Wisconsin-Center-for-Justice-

Madison Media students are completing several episodes of  “The People’s Law School” which is a series of shows dealing with both legal and consumer issues. The students began working with the Wisconsin Association for Justice in developing the concept of short webisodes to reach the younger audience with high impact information that is important to understand in simple terms.

Jerry Huffman, Communications and Political Affairs Director of the Wisconsin Association for Justice,  approached Madison Media Institute based on its outstanding reputation. According to Mr. Huffman, “ We are quite pleased with the professionalism and enthusiasm the students showed in working on the project.”

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New in the Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

There are a lot of new learning materials in the Learning Resource Center this week!

Digital Photo

 

Digital Photo
In the Annual How To Special issue of Digital Photo,  the publication shares more than 50 tips specific to shooting your best portraits, exploring fall colors, multi-shot noise reduction, balanced illumination, shutter speed and ambient light, and tools and techniques to compose and trigger your camera from a distance.    [More…]

Electronic & A/V Systems Grad Success Story

Brian Weigand

Electronic & A/V Systems Graduate, Brian Weigand, has come a long way since he first applied at Madison Media Institute. We’re extremely proud of all he has accomplished and he was kind enough to share his story:

Life after Madison Media by Brian Weigand

I would like to share my thoughts of expectations before attending and then after graduation. First I need to say I was a non-traditional student, meaning I was in my 50’s when I started this journey at MMI. This journey in sound began in the mid 70’s when I began performing and building sound systems. [More…]

New in the Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) at MMI serves the information needs of students as they pursue their studies and prepare themselves for employment in the real-world.  The LRC provides a robust collection of learning materials for all of MMI’s students, as well as learning support services such as writing center support, reference and research services, career planning, and resource circulation. [More…]

MMI Students at AtwoodFest 2014

AtwoodFest

Recording & Music Technology Instructor, Biff Blumfumgagnge, recently recommended several Madison Media Institute students to help out at AtwoodFest 2014. They assisted with stage tech, equipment loading/unloading, hospitality, security, and production under the direction of Rökker, publisher of Maximum Ink music magazine. Rökker was very impressed with our students, and was kind enough to share this rave review:

AtwoodFest

AtwoodFest 2014 requested Madison Media Institute students to volunteer as staging crew at two stages for two days. Students were responsible for helping artists get their musical instruments and gear from load-in to stage to load-out in a safe, timely manner according to our rigid live music schedule, as well as assisting with set up and tear down of back stage area and hospitality tents and assisting back stage staff. [More…]

New in the Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

Stop by the Learning Resource Center and see what’s new! The latest arrivals include: 3D Artist, Sound on Sound, Computer Arts, Imagine FX, and a research paper from John Hopkins University Press entitled “Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success.”  [More…]