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September 06, 2011

Lennon Bus Gets Trained: Avid in San Francisco

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In all of my years of recording music, I have never received any formal training in that area. Unlike some of the other engineers, I got my degree in English Literature, which put me a step behind when it came to knowing how to use all of the technology on the bus. In addition to that, my newly knitted passion for video had not training basis to exist on either.
Much to my joy, we were brought to Avid in Daly City for five days of hands on training in Avid Media Composer with Bryan Castle and Pro Tools with Eric Kuehnl. In the two days of Media Composer training, the fabulous Brain opened his brain to us and we were able to figure out things with Media Composer that will make the flow of editing video on the bus easier and quicker. It was fab being able to see how Media Composer gets used in a professional setting and then seeing the cool little features that make me want to do some more interesting videos. Like Auto Title, which was mind blowing. Seriously, check it out.
On our last day with Mr. Castle, we all got delicious Indian food out in San Francisco at Chutney.
We then had three days of Pro Tools training with Eric and we got to have some hands on experience working with my new love, the Avid Icon D-Control. That combined with the live room that we got to do some tracking in was a great first studio-not-on-wheels experience for me. Be on the look out for our tracks Over The Rainbow Jam, Blue Whales and I’m A Monster in the near future.
We then proceeded to go to Chutney again and count down our final days in the Foggy City of San Fran.

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