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Post  SonicOrbStudios on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:36 am

I believe I was the first member to sign up to this board and I figured I would post a little info about myself here as I have yet to do that.

My name is David and I am currently 23 years old.
I am a TV Production major in college and currently learning Avid Xpress Pro 4.5.

I got interested in TV production back in high school where they installed a brand new TV Studio the last year I was there. They were using Adobe Premiere which was nice as it seemed like an easy program to learn.

I got out some of my dads old lights and his Hitachi Hi8 camera and started doing some Gear Reviews on all my music gear.
Old Gear Review example made in 2006

Well after a while I got bored with all of the production work and eventually got into electrical and started taking night classes at a vocational school to learn 120/240V electrical (common in homes.) Soon after I got some part time jobs while going to college classes at Brookdale and made some good money. Also around this time I started getting interested in audio recording. I was always fond of playing and listening to music but now I wanted to get my songs out to the rest of the world and so I used my hard earned money and got some instruments into my studio. I started with moving my keyboard downstairs and then build a custom electric drum set. After that I thought it would be nice to be able to make a full song and before I knew it, I had a guitar. Before I knew it, I was into recording and got some good equipment installed and started posting my songs on a new Myspace page.
After a while, I got tired of the whole electrical job. The amount of money I was making for all the work that was required wasn't nearly enough and I also found it hard to find a large company that would hire part time. I then decided to change my career direction as well as major in college and that's where I really got into doing production work.

A few months ago I decided to chance my Myspace page around a little bit and move from audio recording for fun into an Audio/Video studio. It was at that point where Sonic Orb Studios was born.

These days you can see all of my work on Youtube. I use my dads newer Sony MiniDV camera and Premiere CS3, (one I saved up for and got). I do a lot of instructional videos and great gear reviews on all of my gear. If anyone around the area has a piece of gear they want me to review they are welcome to bring it in and do a review with me.
I also hope major companies such as M-Audio or Roland...will see my videos and start sending me gear to review.

When I am not doing videos for Youtube I tend to do small jobs around the area. Most of the time it is transferring old home movies from VHS or Hi8 onto DVDs. It isn't a lot of fun but I get a little bit of income from it and without a job right now I will take any income I can get.

College is fun at times but can also be a lot of work. I am working to become certified to work on Avid which means a lot of classes to go though...but I enjoy the hands on type classes that deal with computers and high end gear.

I guess that's just about it...

Edit:
Well now I am done with most of my TV classes (for editing) and just filled out the paperwork to get my Avid certificate yesterday. Once I get that in in a few weeks I will officially be a certified Avid editor which means much better and easier to get jobs.

I registered for my next semester two days ago and am taking some classes to learn ProTools. The program is great and you can do a lot but the interface is the worst thing to figure out on my own...same with Avid as they are the same company.

Thanks for taking the time to read this

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