Meet Alex Falk. He’s a makeup artist from the Madison area who specializes in sci-fi/fantasy/horror makeup and is the driving force behind Dark Alley SPFX. Alex started his career at a very young age by entering costumes contests, building Halloween props, and finding inspired new ways of scaring his parents.
The year was 1986. My mother had let me go to my first house party at the age of 13. It was the middle of winter in a dark basement on the north side of Milwaukee. The DJ was on the wheels of steel (Turntables) back spinning a record that completely captivated me. The record was Peter Piper from Run-DMC. It was at that moment that I had to own that record because I too needed to backspin this song (though I was a horrible DJ) and I wouldn’t let anything stop me. I could define that moment in my life as one of a few watershed moments. We have all had them.
MMI GRADUATE TALK SERIES Join Career Services and the MMI Student Center in welcoming 2009 Recording & Music Technology Graduate BRENT PUGH to our inaugural “MMI Graduate Talk” Series. Brent will share his journey from MMI graduation to being a studio owner in Milwaukee. Wednesday, October 22nd Noon to 1:00 PM MMI Student Center located at 2846 Agriculture Dr. Complimentary popcorn, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available
Digital Art and Design instructor Maribeth Fleischmann is an expert at designing for print, and an Adobe Certified Instructor. She is also co-chair of the local InDesign User Group, and has been instrumental in bringing their monthly meetings to the MMI Theater, a favorite venue for designers and presenters alike.
Dani Grant September 20th was a great day for musicians in Madison. This was the city’s second year participating in the event. Bandswap is organized by a company called Spokesbuzz from Fort Collins Colorado. Dani Grant is the director of the program. Bandswap at its core is a band exchange program.
Congratulations to Entertainment & Media Business student Cassy Goldbeck! We asked her to tell us about her recent career success and to give some advice to her fellow students: My job for J. Stevens Productions is ever changing. I help to advance concerts that will be coming to the Crystal Grand Music Theatre. This job includes reading the riders that the bands have in their contracts.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin recently shared insights with Madison Media Institute students enrolled in the course “The Role of Mass Communication in Culture and Politics.” In his younger days, Soglin was a counterculture icon who championed opposition to the Vietnam War. Known as “The Hippie Mayor” when he was first elected to office in 1973 at age 27, he’s been elected Mayor seven times, serving 17 years in office spread over four decades.
The new arrivals for the week of September 28, 2014 are now available at the Learning Resource Center. These publications include Downbeat, 3D Artist, Fast Company, American Cinematographer, and Sound on Sound. Please stop by the Learning Resource Center to review these publications!
How two Madison Media Institute Graduates got into the Director’s Guild of America Training Program Derek Schelling on a photo shoot in New York[/caption] One is on the West Coast while the other is on the East Coast but both of them have been accepted into the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Training Program.
I want to send a big thank you to Dan Jaworski (pictured) and Samantha Kubly (previous blog) from Championship Awards for their help with “Protect THE MIC”. I called Samantha one afternoon a week ago and expressed a need for help. I shared the plight of Hip-Hop in Madison with her and our need for the city to organize our efforts to promote the equity of the urban arts.