Alumni Dan Szafranek in Ferguson, MO

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I recently had an ESPN gig in Ferguson, MO covering a high school football team as they started their season in the midst of heated protests that stemmed from the shooting of Michael Brown.

The team could not practice on their own fields, as the school was locked down as a result of the riots, looting, and the local gas station being burned. The Ram’s were generous to open their practice facility for this high school team to get ready for their game. [More…]

New in the Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

The new arrivals for the week of August 31, 2014 are now available at the Learning Resource Center. These publications include Communication Arts, Sound on Sound, Art in America, ImagineFX, and an announcement from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation. Please stop by the Learning Resource Center to review these publications!

Communication ArtsCommunication Arts
The September/October, 2014 issue of Communication Arts serves as the platform for Design Annual 55. As explained by Patrick Coyne, the 3,632 entries to the design competition reflect the continued reduction in submissions for traditional print categories such as brochures, catalogs and business papers. What increased was the number of integrated branding programs, motion-based entries and international participation. [More…]

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”

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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…]