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Show #39 | Los Angeles, CA

Nov 21, 2016

Here are the job opportunities (or as we like to call them, Grind Opps) from this week's show.



Voiceover Lab Audio Engineer

Industry: Recording

Location: New York, NY


Voiceover engineer for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.




Cook/Food Prep

Industry: Culinary

Location: Alpine, TX


Leading Canadian – based hotel management company seeking a cook to prepare all food items according to standard recipe/prep cards, and as specified on guest check, to ensure consistency of product.




Sound Editor

Industry: Recording

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Film Production Company is seeking a sound editor for documentaries.




Radio Morning Show Producer (Part Time)

Industry: Radio

Location: Atlanta, GA


Radio station seeking morning show producer that will be in charge of any activities in the studio and control room. He/she will ensure technical quality of sound for programs originating in the studio from syndication or from remote pickup points.




Video Editor

Industry: Film

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Paladin is seeking a video editor that is a natural story teller, has an artistic eye, and wants to work for a vibrant and creative organization.




Video Editor

Industry: Film

Location: Birmingham, AL


Independent producer seeking video editor for a documentary.





Industry: Film

Location: Columbus, IN


News station is seeking a videographer for an immediate part time opening.




Cinematographer and Editor

Industry: Film

Location: Kansas City, MO


Interior Design Company looking to create promo videos for online marketing and web series.




Part Time Audio Tech and Board Operator

Industry: Radio

Location: Portland, OR


Local radio station is seeking a part time tech to run live and recorded programs.




Radio Board Operator

Industry: Radio

Location: Kansas City, MO


Radio station seeking board operator for graveyard shift.



Iz: Welcome to Episode 39. I’m your host, DJ Iz with my lovely co-host, Ms. Cloie. Cloie, we just got hit with a last minute update that we had to lock in really quick. I hope we get our folks back in our Q&A…

Cloie: I know.

Iz: I saw some new names in our chatroom, and hopefully, we’ll be able to get them locked back in. Whatever; we keep it moving, we roll with the new updates and the new…

Cloie: We do.

Iz:…technology hiccups or whatever. But anyway…

Cloie: It’s a metaphor for life. It is what it is.

Iz: Absolutely. We still make it happen. Welcome, everyone, if you’re tuning in. I know we’re ten minutes outside of our start time, but it’s all good. We’re going to keep it moving. Again, I’m your host, DJ Iz. We’re here with Show 39. And it seems like we’re just running through shows now, Cloie. I don’t know what it is.

Cloie: Because we are. Shows and jobs. Shows and jobs.

Iz: Shows and jobs. Shows and jobs. By the way, since we’re speaking of jobs, do not forget, we’ve got five jobs that we run through on the show, and then we’ve got five additional jobs on our website. Cloie, let’s let them know where they can find those additional jobs as well?

Cloie: Guys, you want to find these jobs? You want to make sure that you check out That’s where all of our jobs are going to be posted.

Iz: Yes.

Cloie: This is probably also a great time to say where you can find us across social media. And you want to find us across the socials.

Iz: Absolutely.

Cloie: We are at Instagram, at Twitter, the Book of Face, all of that @IzConnected. And you can also be watching us live. Make sure you’re watching us on our official Powered by Recording Connection because that gets special integrated features that are a little bit different. I won’t say “special,” but different.

Iz: Yeah, absolutely. And also, for those of you who are on the move, on the go, be sure to tune in with us on our iTunes podcast and our Google Play. And I like to always kind of reiterate that because I know a lot of folks can’t get in front of their computer or what have you. So that is another option for our viewers.

So Cloie, I want to talk to you about your week. I saw a post that we featured on Iz Connected. And it really looked like this western town. Kind of like dive into me what that was about. I’m sure you were shooting of course, right?

Cloie: Sure, I was shooting. I had the great fortune of getting to work on the “Think and Grow Rich” movie that’s based on the book that we all have known…oh my goodness, so much love on our feed.

Iz: I know.

Cloie: So much love. Christine says, “What’s good, Cloie?” What’s popping, Christine? Hey, Joel. So I got to play a young Mary McLeod Bethune. If nobody knows who she is, you should look her up because she’s one of the first…not just African-American women to start a school. She helped to found Bethune-Cookman College and all of these amazing things. And we’re talking about a few years ago. We’re talking about…this woman was born in 1875, right? I know.

Howard, I don’t know if we still have the photo. There’s a lot of things that happened. But we will be…oh, he does. That’s a photo of me in the full getup and garb…

Iz: Full monty. Full monty.

Cloie: Yeah, full monty.

Iz: That’s dope.

Cloie: [inaudible 00:03:34] at a ghost town.

Iz: Yeah, that’d dope because when I saw it, it reminded me…because I’m a huge “Back to the Future” fan. So it reminded me of the western town that was on “Back to the Future III.” And I was like, “Damn, where’s that located at?”

Cloie: Joel said, “I thought she was shooting in front of a Cracker Barrel.” No, Joel. It was not a Cracker Barrel. It was a real legit ghost town in California, in a place called Barstow.

Iz: That’s dope. How many days were you out there, Cloie?

Cloie: I was out there shooting one day, but just shot, which is great. Because it’s haunted. And then I came back because I’m also working on the musical, the David Bowie Show. So it’s a lot of…

Iz: Hold up. Don’t try to skim over that. Tell me about the incredible David Bowie thing that you’re doing.

Cloie: So I am in a musical that’s called “Little Drummer Bowie.” It is with the Falcon Theatre Company, aka the “Troubies.” They’ve been around forever. The theater was founded by Garry Marshall, the late, great Garry Marshall. And the show is a musical parody and an homage to the music of David Bowie. It’s a mashup between that and some holiday stories that we know and love. This company is amazing.

And if you’re in the L.A. area, we open December 8th and we run through January 15th. I would encourage you…tickets are…they’re selling, selling, beyond selling. So if you’re in the L.A. area, let me know because I’ll see if I can put in a word.

Iz: That’s dope, Cloie. That’s dope. It’s always good to hear what you’ve got going on during the week. We’ve got a lot of names I haven’t seen pop up on our Q&A. So I want to take this moment to shout-out–Joel, Trinelle [SP], Michael, Desiree, Joe, Christine, Katz…one of our super faithful. What’s up, Katz?

Cloie: Tommy’s there. Yeah, Tommy and Desiree. Thank you all so much…Tommy and Desiree sent us stuff, guys. We’ve been swamped this week. And just give us a little more time to get back to you. But thank you so much…guys, please send your stuff. [email protected]. Send us your stuff; the music we want to hear, we want to see, we want to experience for you.

Iz: Shout out to Mason, this is his first time here. So I hope gets a great experience of what we’re doing here every Monday. Let’s take this time, Cloie, to kind of dive in this survey information that we were talking about. [inaudible 00:06:12].

Cloie: Guys, we want to do a quick survey all throughout this show as we’re going about it. What we want to know is what is your favorite social media platform? Just pop it in there, it’s a poll. But yeah, just a survey, super easy. For those of you that are watching on our official Powered by Recording Connection, it’s going to be on the right-hand side of your screen. And we’ll be taking your taking your tallies…tally, poll, vote all of these things that we are so familiar with right now. We’ll be taking them throughout the show and when it comes time for a Q&A, we’ll pop in and see what the results are. Just to get a baseline, an idea.

Iz: Yeah. And also, too, guys, be sure to keep sending in as much stuff as you possibly can, whether it’s your resume, whether it’s music, whether it’s concepts, ideas. And again, shout out to Cool Jay Love Music. Again, we are [inaudible 00:07:02] her music as our opening piece and our closing piece. Yeah, we want to definitely keep encouraging you guys to…let’s keep this thing moving. We want to know as much as we possibly can about you so we can help and guide you, and help you get on that career path that eventually you’ll find yourself wanting to love.

Another thing, too. Before we get into our amazing Grind Opps, Cloie, what do we usually like to tell our folks to do?

Cloie: Oh, guys. We know, right? We’ve got to get our pens and our papers, our pens and our notepads, our pens and our texting thumb phones (?) for those of us that are looking to be a bit more green, and just take notes. And leave your ego at the door, bring your open spirit, your open mind.

Iz: Yep, exactly. Well said, Cloie. I couldn’t have said it any better. I know pads and pens…I don’t know…is that a thing of the past or…

Cloie: No.

Iz: Exactly.

Cloie: No. No.

Iz: You better tell them.

Cloie: No.

Iz: So here we go, guys. We’re going to drive into our Grind Opps for today. First Grind Op is in the field of recording for all our engineers, aspiring engineers, experienced engineers, what have you. This is for you guys. This is Voiceover Lab audio engineer. And this is for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. This is based out of New York…

Cloie: What, what?

Iz:…New York. So this is a good opportunity. The great thing about SAG and AFTRA is they’ve been around forever. They ain’t going anywhere. So this could be a great opportunity for you guys…

Cloie: This can be stronger.

Iz:…who are looking to get in the field of audio engineering. So check this out, “Engineer will be responsible for recording and coaching voiceover actors during practice sessions, auditions, and workshops. Candidate must be able to be proficient in Pro Tools, Audacity, REAPER, and TwistedWave. Mixing experience is a plus.” Usually when they say it’s a plus, it’s really a plus, so any…

Cloie: It’s an encouraged plus.

Iz:…encouraged plus, exactly. Also, “Candidate will be responsible for lab orientations and other audio workshops as well.” So check this out, I think in these particular environments, Cloie, when you’re obviously recording and coaching voiceover, you’re dealing with actors and a variety of people with a variety of characteristics. You definitely want to be a people person and in this environment, you want to know how much to say and how much not to say, kind of be a fly on the wall.

But it sounds cool. Some of these different things are…you’ll be dealing with auditions and workshops, practice sessions. So you’ll be hearing folks mess up a lot. But you want to be able to work in a fast-paced environment. And they’re asking you to be proficient in a variety of platforms, which is Pro Tools…

Cloie: That’s better than okay.

Iz:…REAPER, yeah, and TwistedWave. So you definitely want to make sure you’re up to speed on those various recording platforms. Don’t get in there, Mr. Slowpoke. And like we said, Cloie, it’s an encouraged plus if you do have mixing experience. And again…

Cloie: And patience, also patience, [inaudible 00:10:17] on this. But you’re dealing with actors…we are a very specific breed. We’re like musicians. We’re artists…and how we translate, and especially with voice because it’s a very specific kind of acting. It’s like hitting a mark with your just vocal; nobody is looking at anything else.

Iz: Right.

Cloie: And being able to talk people down from the ledge is oftentimes a part of it. Constructive feedback, all of that.

Iz: And just to capture on the last detail, you’ll also be responsible for lab orientations and other audio workshops. So you’ve got to be able to assemble groups of people, structure, timely; all those things, and they’ll work all together. So if you’re a person who has those capabilities, you might be a great fit for this job, Grind Op, that we’re offering here.

Again, another thing, folks, keep in mind, these Grind Opps are only made available through what we’re doing here every Monday with Iz Connected. So definitely keep that in mind. It actually makes the crumbs on the table a lot more together…

Cloie: Piling (?).

Iz:…yeah. To actually go out there and make happen. Definitely keep that in mind. That’s it for Grind number one. Again, that was in the field of recording, and that’s in New York, New York. Cloie, I’m going to let you hit Grind Op number two.

Cloie: Love it.

Iz: And by the way, this is an exciting Grind Op because this is in the field of culinary for our aspiring chefs. Cloie, take it away, honey.

Cloie: Sure. So this Grind Op number two is cook food prep. “A leading Canadian-based hotel management company is seeking a cook to prepare all food items according to standard recipe and prep cards.” And this is coming to you out of Alpine, Texas.

Iz: Alpine.

Cloie: Alpine, Texas. “The responsibilities are going to be to receive inventory and store food for vendors. This includes having the ability to grasp, lift, and/or carry, or otherwise move or push goods weighing a maximum of 60 pounds. Read and verify quantity, weight, pricing, and quality of the product received. Candidate must have the ability to handle high-pressure situations, good organizational skills, and a willingness to complete required paperwork such as waste reports, create new menus, etc., excellent communication, and people skills.” At last.

Iz: That’s a handful of details, so I hope you folks were able to capture all of that. And shout-out to our partnership at [inaudible 00:12:52] Schools for bringing in our culinary jobs. I would think that anybody who has some experience in cooking…being a chef, that you kind of know what these notes pertain to and just the detailed information here, and how to get it going and make it happen.

Again, I don’t know how many chefs we have here joining us.

Cloie: Hopefully, someone, if you’re a chef, shout out.

Iz: Yeah. If you cook…and we’re not talking about cereal or oatmeal…

Cloie: Doesn’t count.

Iz:…Cloie’s like, “No.”

Cloie: If people are coming to your house for Thanksgiving.

Iz: Right. That’s definitely something to definitely pursue and make happen for any aspiring chefs here with us today. Again, this is another beneficial aspect of what we do here outside of film, recording, radio, and those things. So shout out to that culinary job Grind Op.

Cloie: Right.

Iz: We’re going to move into Grind Op number three, which is in the field of recording. Again, hey, this is a great Monday for all our aspiring recording engineers. I see one of our Q&A folks, Mason, said he’s definitely…or Joe is into getting into voiceover work.

Here’s some opportunities for you guys, okay, guys? This is “Film production company seeking a sound editor for documentaries.” This is located in Los Angeles, California, our hometown. Here we go, folks. “Candidate must have experience using Pro Tools and be able to work with Sound Effects and Foley. Candidate must be organized and able to work under different network deadlines. In order to be considered, candidates must have a demo of work using Sound Effects and Foley. Candidate will be under contract, not hourly wage.” Okay. Have you seen that before, Cloie? “Candidate not under contract…” or “Under contract, not hourly wage?”

Cloie: Sure, yeah. That’s like one end of it being on salary, the other end of it being…from an actor, you’re on different kinds of contracts depending on how many…some actors are on weekly contracts, some are three-day contracts, all that sort of stuff.

Iz: Right, okay. So the cool thing, too, here, guys, is they’re asking you for a demo of work using Sound Effects and Foley. Keep in mind, when I say “Send in stuff,” this is kind of where we can kind of help mold you, or mold what it is you have and put it in the best presentation kind of experience possible.

When you get opportunities like this to see a body of work or sizzle reel or what have you, these are key areas that we can definitely help you put something together. Some folks don’t know, Cloie. Some folks…especially when it comes to their resume, they’re like, “Well, is it smoke and mirrors? Do I need to put this? Do I need to put that?” So we can get in there early with you guys and get the best presentation possible in these areas. And also…

Cloie: And it’s different for everybody, too, I should say.

Iz: Yeah, absolutely. And you’ve got to be organized and be able to work under different network deadlines. Not everybody does well under deadlines. But you’ve got to be able to deliver, and you’ve got to be able to execute when they need it, when they’re asking for it. And as you get into situations that require some of these things, you’ll find out the best strategy on how to set a target out, and actually like execute it.

Even when you’re working with a group of people because Cloie, you know, working with a group of people, it’s very hard to meet deadlines. Because everybody has got something going on. “Oh, you know what? I meant to get to it.” Or…

Cloie: “And I didn’t, and I tried, ba, ba, da, my kids, and my cat…”

Iz: And then your boss gives you this finger movement, and he says, “Yeah, that’s the world’s smallest violin.” Those are things to keep in mind. Again, this is in the field of recording, and this was in Los Angeles, California.

We’re going to move on to Grind Op number four. Grind Op number four is in the field of radio. Go ahead, Cloie. Go on and tell them what this one’s about.

Cloie: This is in the field of radio. Morning show producer part-time. “A radio station is seeking their morning show producer that will be in charge of any activities in the studio and control room.” And this is coming to you out of Atlanta, Georgia. Shout out, Georgia.

Iz: Georgia.

Cloie: Georgia, Georgia. We don’t get that, it’s fine. I said that. “Radio candidate will be in charge…” wait, no. “Radio station seeking…” I just said that. “He or she will ensure technical quality of sound for programs originating in the studio from syndication or from remote pickup points. Candidate will be in charge of directing the talent through the game plan of the show. Must be familiar with social media. Candidate…while being familiar with screening phone calls, booking appropriate guests, and conducting pre and post-show meetings. Candidate must have at least one year of experience in radio and live media. Punctuality is a must…”

Iz: Always.

Cloie: “…as the team will be assigned to the producer. This role may convert to a full-time after three months based on performance. Light travel may be required.” Bam.

Iz: Bam.

Cloie: Bam.

Iz: That’s a lot of hats. But what I do like is that I like to think of all our Grind Opps as a “based on performance” kind of thing. I like to think of these opportunities for folks to get in and really deliver, really execute so that the people who are the decision makers can see something in you that…”Oh, man. I need that.” You know? And look at these Grind Opps as a way to build opportunities for yourselves and grow.

Here, you have “May convert to a full-time position after three months.” That should always be at the forefront of your mind. Any type of job setting that you’re in this…looking to get in there and really stand out and execute. Be the person that’s there before everyone and the last person to leave. Those are the fundamentals and practices that you want to get going in your day to day routine, period. You want to do it.

Cloie: Absolutely.

Iz: They’re asking for one year of experience in radio and live media, which is a great thing. And I think…and a lot of these jobs that we bring them, Cloie, they’re really incredible jobs. And they really do require some bit of experience. That’s what gets you in there and allows you to kind of navigate and just flow until you get your feet planted.

Cloie: Exactly. These are not internships. There’s nothing wrong with internships. These are jobs, you know?

Iz: Another thing, too. Just looking at some of these, Cloie, they’re saying you’ll be in charge of directing the talent, the game plan of the show. You’ve got to be familiar with social media, screen phone calls, book appropriate guests. So you’re doing a lot here.

Cloie: You’re doing the work of several people.

Iz: Yeah. You’re leading. So you’ve got to have that personality that emotes that kind of leadership. Anything else, Cloie?

Cloie: That’s not self-explanatory? I don’t think so. I think we did all the major things.

Iz: They’re saying light travel may be required, which is always fun with the gig, you know, the travel. And it says “light,” so I’m assuming it’s not going to be a whole lot. But just something to keep in mind.

Cloie: To start, though. Because who knows? If you’re not open to travel, this might be the thing for you. Because when people say “light travel,” yeah, it could start out light. But then you get in there, you do your thing, it’s great, great, great, and more opportunities come about. Light travel could turn into more than that.

Iz: Right. So moving on to Grind Op number five, which is in the field…

Cloie: We’re banging them out.

Iz:…of film. We’re knocking these out today. By the way, let us know if we have any folks that are into film on our Q&A.

Cloie: For sure.

Iz: We want to see if we’ve got some folks here who can get down with the camera.

Cloie: And please also make sure you’re doing the survey. Survey, because we’ll be closing that poll pretty soon.

Iz: Yeah, get us that survey info. This is in the field of film, this is video editor. “[inaudible 00:21:15] is seeking a video editor that is a natural storyteller, has an artistic eye, and wants to work for vibrant and creative organizations.” Sign me up because any time that’s the explanation for a company, that always sounds fun. This is located in Los Angeles, California, so that’s two Grind Opps in L.A….

Cloie: We are holding it down today.

Iz:…holding it down. So here we go. “Candidate will be editing campaign promotional videos and mini documentaries, short-form content, producing content, editing, color correction, motion graphics, and audio, and working with production teams on new projects under strict time constraints. Candidate must have experience with YouTube or any other multi-channel networks. Experience with Adobe Premier and Photoshop required. Candidate must have excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, and written communicational skills.”

Cloie: Bam. Bam.

Iz: All of that.

Cloie: It doesn’t get any clearer than that.

Iz: All of that. Now I see…of course, our man, Katz, is all about film, so he’s definitely one of our film candidates here. But those were very detailed information about this Grind Op. “Experience with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop required.” And I’m sure anybody who’s in film…I know for you, Katz, I know you definitely know what Adobe Premiere and Photoshop…I know you’re up to speed on those. So let’s…

Cloie: Corey says, “I’m here for film and video in Atlanta.” All right, Corey. Did you see the one that we just did for Atlanta, the Grind Op? Holler back. [inaudible 00:22:56].

Iz: Yeah, let us know, Corey. That was in the field of radio, but the cool thing is, Corey, we’ve had numerous jobs come your way in Atlanta. And I’m sure we’ve had a couple film jobs there. The cool thing is what you can do is definitely go to our website, which is And you’ll see all of our Grind Opps today. There’s definitely a lot there that you’ll find are in Atlanta. So definitely check that out.

For all our film cats, just to touch on it a little more for this particular Grind Op. They’re talking about editing campaign promotional videos, mini documentaries, short form content, producing content, editing, color correction, motion graphics, and audio, and working with production teams. So I just kind of wanted to reiterate that, Cloie, because that’s a lot of duties for them to be up to speed on. So definitely make sure you lock in those details, folks. I don’t know if you’re jotting them down, or texting them to yourself, or putting them in your notes, but definitely make sure you have those details because there’s a lot there.

Cloie: Also, experience with YouTube and other multi-channel networks. That’s super important nowadays because I was going to say that’s the wave of the future, it’s the present.

Iz: Right.

Cloie: That’s just what’s happening to network TV. People are moving away from these big broadcast stations and going into something more immediate and more online-based, and creating…networks just exist there, clearly. So to get into that.

Iz: Yeah. Folks, that is our fifth Grind Op of the day. Please keep in mind that we have another additional five Grind Opps on our website. Again, let me give that to you. That’s You will there find our additional five Grind Opps. Okay, guys, so that’s a total of ten.

Cloie: And this week, we’ve got film jobs in Missouri, Alabama, and Indiana, as well as radio jobs in Oregon and Missouri. Just [inaudible 00:25:00]. And that’s all on our Connected site.

Before we get into the Q&A, we do have our poll results.

Iz: Uh-oh. We got ’em in?

Cloie: We got ’em. It looks like the…in terms of how people like social media, how they consume it, their favorite, with a whopping 67% is Facebook. Followed by Instagram, 28%, and Twitter at 6%. Interesting.

Iz: Interesting.

Cloie: Very interesting. Thanks, guys.

Iz: Yeah. Thank you for getting us that. And also, too, so I got a chance to sit down, Cloie, and kind of give my explanation on what the School of Hard Knocks is in some of these workplaces. Everybody kind of has their own idea of what the School of Hard Knocks is. And I just like to think of it as just pretty much the fundamentals of how to get out there and the fundamentals of what the experience is on your journey up.

The School of Hard Knocks is something that I like to say most schools can’t teach you. Because School of Hard Knocks is real time, real experiences that you learn from, whether good or bad. And you learn the most from the bad experiences.

Cloie: You sure do.

Iz: Let’s get your butt into gear really quick. So I like to cut to this clip that I did and sat down, and kind of got to give my explanation on, the School of Hard Knocks. So check it out.

Cloie: I love it.


Iz: There’s no better classroom than the actual world itself. For an engineer, there’s no better classroom than the studio. For a guy who loves to shoot with his camera or shoot videos, there’s no better classroom than a set, and learning how to work with people. That’s the biggest thing, is understanding the climate of a room, and then being able to learn the room, know the room, and then have that language that works with creators. That comes with time, and no institution is going to be able to supply that for you.

Man: So you’re an advocate of real-world education?

Iz: I’m a serious advocate of real-world, real-environment education. Because that’s truly when your tires will hit the road. That’s the mileage that counts on your vehicle. To me, the traditional platform of education is your vehicle that sits in the garage and doesn’t get any miles on it. And the real world is when you put that car in motion and then you start accumulating miles.

[end clip]

Cloie: “Accumulate those miles.” “Accumulate those miles.”

Iz: You’ve got to accumulate those miles. And I think where traditional education is kind of running into that stop sign now, it’s because people are obtaining information in a different way. And this generation gets the best experience and best knowledge and information in the real world. This isn’t the idea and concept of “Let me practice, let me practice, and then here comes the real world.” What you realize is what you’ve been practicing, that don’t even exist anymore. What you’re practicing for doesn’t exist anymore. It’s connectivity, it’s sitting with folks, it’s having conversations. It’s learning how folks do something and say, “Wow, I never thought of things like that. Let me see.” And really applying it to what it is you’re already doing.

And classrooms these days, unfortunately, aren’t teaching folks and kids and preparing them in the way for where the world is turning. College degrees and all that…I know for me as a business owner, I look at a college degree as almost a hindrance for you to learn outside of what you’ve been fed. And when you get into the creative roles of film…and even acting, Cloie. No book is going to teach you that. No book is going to teach you that. It’s real application upon…

Cloie: It is.

Iz:…what you’ve experienced and how you apply it to yourself. To me, I think…folks always ask, “Well, I went to school, and…” just where things are going and as people are developing their own business, they’re looking for certain dynamics that you can’t find and can’t learn through a traditional educational system. That was kind of my take on it.

Cloie: Here is also what I would like to add. As a person that did go to school for it, I have all of the textbook learning that money can buy, and so thankful for that. And I will say that in my experience as an actor…it’s different for everybody. The majority, to your point, of what I have learned in terms of how to apply it has been while being on set or behind a camera, or in the School of Hard Knocks. Because Puritan work ethic is what we’re kind of…that whole idea of “Go to school, work hard,” blah, blah, blah; it’s all based on the Puritan work ethic. And it’s just we as people are asking questions and shifting and changing, and I think that that accounts for everything that you’re saying.

Iz: Absolutely. Well said, well said. With that, we’ve got some serious Q&A.

Cloie: We do.

Iz: We’ve got a couple folks asking some questions. I saw we got a question from Ken. Ken says, “Hello from Las Vegas again. You instructed me last week to drop you an email for Vegas and ATL. Where do I send the email?” You’re going to send that email to [email protected], okay? That’s where you want to get us any and all info, guys, for those of you who have similar questions. What else do we have here, Cloie?

Cloie: We have something…Michael says, “Fingers crossed for a Grind Op in Chicago for audio engineering.”

Iz: Oh, dope.

Cloie: Guys, please send out the vibes. Vibes, fingers crossed, sending you all the vibes, Michael. All of the vibes for this Grind Op in Chicago.

Iz: Michael, also, too, Michael, if you need any help, any information, any advice on that end prior to applying, man, make sure you get at us. Send us an email. Let’s make sure we do our best to help lock this gig down for you, all right?

Cloie: Right? And let us know how it goes. Again…guys, wait. Everybody stop what you’re doing right now and just take a moment to send good vibes Michael’s way. Just three seconds. Ready and…vibe it.

Iz: Sent. There you go.

Cloie: There we are. Thank you, Joel. Joel said, “Congrats for the shoot.” Love that. Thank you, thank you, thank you. “And yes, ‘Think and Grow Rich’ is an amazing book.” Katz…oh, wait. Katz says…”Iz is looking like he stepped out of the 1980s. He must have come back fresh from New York.” Which he did.

Iz: I did. And in Cali, we’ve got just hot sun all throughout the year. So thank God we finally had some rain. Which inspired me to put on my fresh little Adidas sweatsuit. So thank you, man. Thank you, Katz. I appreciate that.

Cloie: And we didn’t even talk about your New York trip.

Iz: There’s a lot to talk about, and I wanted to talk about it, but we were ten minutes into just starting the show, so I’m going to make sure I speak a little bit about it on the next show. But also, too, Cloie, we’ve got a question from Mason. He says, “Hey, Iz, Cloie. Where do I send my resume?” You’re going to want to send your resume to [email protected], okay? So any folks that have any similar questions like that as far as “How do I reach out? Where do I send music? Where do I send resumes?” Make sure you write that down, keep that in your notes. That’s where you can get at us all the time for everything.

Cloie: We’ve got a question coming in from Steven Kirk. Steven says, “As an audio engineer focusing in music, should I also be trying to promote music of the artist that I mix? If so…”

Iz: Absolutely.

Cloie: “…any ideas on how to go about that?”

Iz: Absolutely. What you should do, if that’s where you’re at at this point with engineering, to make sure you should actually create a website for yourself. Or get somebody who can get you a Splash page. Because what you’ll want to do is list all the artists you’ve worked with, and all the records you have mixed, who you’ve engineered. And maybe even get into the details of how you recorded this particular session. If it was a live session, how you might [inaudible 00:33:53]. Let folks into your world of what you do and what your techniques are. To me, that’s always a great way.

But that’s always a great way to also promote the stuff you’re working on along with the artists and along with yourselves. So definitely keep that in mind.

Cloie: Also, shout out to Greg. He’s looking for mixing help. So send resumes to [email protected] so we can hook you up with him. A friend of the family, if you will…

Iz: Yes, absolutely.

Cloie:…that’s looking for mixing help. Michael says…go ahead.

Iz: I was going to say, shout out to Mason. He said, “Already sent. Thanks.” We look forward to checking that out, bro.

Cloie: Michael says, “Iz, can you comment or encourage some of us that aren’t just waiting on Grind Opps, but also networking and creating opportunities for others to help?”

Iz: Is that a question?

Cloie: Yes. Basically, he would love some encouragement…there are people, thank y’all, that are not just waiting around, but are out in the world hustling and making happen. And they would love a comment or some encouragement for those people that aren’t just sitting around waiting.

Iz: Absolutely. I mean, I think what we do here every Monday, Cloie, is really based on that. Because even for us, we still got to make it a point to get out there and grind and pounding the pavement. And then to make sure we’re back here for you guys providing opportunities and information that X amount of years it’s taken for us to even acquire that through our own journey.

So I definitely want to always encourage you guys, and shout out you guys that do make it a point to be on your Monday movement. To be looking for any opportunity possible. So definitely shout out to you guys, and we commend you guys. Because really, that’s what it’s about. For us to come here every Monday at 11:00 a.m….to be at show number 39, we’re serious about it. That makes us feel like, “Okay, Cloie, we’re doing something right,” you know?

Cloie: And what lessons we’ve learned from the week. And I think the beauty of…not to say the “beauty” of us, but I think that the joy of us is that we offer two very different perspectives of career, but they overlap in so many amazing ways. And if nothing else, to tell you what not to do. [inaudible 00:36:22].

Iz: Yeah, I think…definitely, guys. It’s really about you guys here. It’s really about…

Cloie: It is.

Iz:…just handing as much information as we possibly can. And giving that baton to you and saying, “Here, man, go get it.” And we’ll help you go get it. And I think, too, another thing that I want to stress is that we have a well-groomed machine, a well-oiled machine which is the recording, film, and radio connection. For those of you who are looking for that experience of the real world is your classroom, and being with folks who are really mentors at a high level who have produced movies, who have produced records, who have engineered incredible records. We also have that opportunity in place for you guys as well.

And if you go to the website, you’ll see what we do here at the recording, radio, and film connection. It’s an incredible educational experience. It’s not the classroom that you might be used to. It’s the real world. The real world is your classroom. And we do things completely different.

Like I said, another great thing. You don’t have to go and tackle a huge student loan to experience, this experience. It’s something that we’ll make it work for you guys. And I always want to make sure that we talk about the recording, radio, and film connection because it’s a great platform.

Cloie: Katz says, “I went to film school, I learned a lot, but it was on a real set where I learned to put all of that book knowledge into practical use.” Holla back, yes, Katz.

Iz: [inaudible 00:37:49].

Cloie: I know, that’s right. Now, Michael…guys, don’t you love it when our Connected faithfuls help Connected faithfuls? Because Michael says to Steven, “The artists that you work with are a part of your mixing resume if you can try to get them to post your credit on all music, which is a credit to your work.”

Iz: See? And just keep in mind, guys, when we get to see our viewers interacting with each other and bouncing questions off, that’s really what it’s about. A huge part of this show is about you guys reaching out to other people who might be in a completely different city, state. But to share some type of energy and synergy that you guys can formulate, take what we’re giving you and make it work for yourselves. And then you get in the community…people always ask us, “Is it a combination of networking? Is it who you know?” It’s all of this stuff that we’re doing now that really makes it work. So shout out to you guys for interacting and engaging with each other, because that’s what it’s all about.

Cloie: Yes. Open dialogues, creating conversations, and connections. Real life connections.

Iz: Real life connections.

Cloie: That’s a good button.

Iz: That is. That is. Is there anything we’re missing? Anybody else got any questions? Trying to make sure we get them all answered today as best as we can.

Cloie: Because we’re going into Thanksgiving, guys. [inaudible 00:39:14].

Iz: I’m so ready for some turkey, Cloie. I am so ready for some turkey.

Cloie: Oh, wait. Michael says, “I want to create a space for us to help each other over long distances when opps are too far. There’s plenty of online work for all of us.” [inaudible 00:39:34] I love you so…I love to network. What does HMU mean? Shout out to Cloie and Iz.” Michael, thank you. “What does HMU mean?” Oh, “Hit me up.”

Iz: “Hit me up.” “Hit me up, son.” And also, too, guys, if we don’t close…if I forget to mention this as we close, I want to encourage everybody to also, as you’re on the grind, take a moment to enjoy Thanksgiving with your family, your loved ones. Because I know I’m going to be doing that. And same to you Cloie, man. Anytime we get to make it to the end of the year, it’s always a blessing being able to do what we love. Yeah, definitely happy Thanksgiving to everybody. And you best believe we will here next Monday at 11:00 a.m. with the goods.

Cloie: I also just want to say…this is to your point. In this world and climate and all of the things, to be able to live from a place of love is the best gift of all. And I love being here with you all. Love being here with you, Iz, our team. And I’m so grateful to be a part of this family. So thank you for welcoming me in. Thank you all for tuning in every week.

Iz: Yeah, and shout out to Wes. We’ve got another first timer. Shout out to you, Wes. Thank you for taking the time to join us, man. And again, this is something we do every Monday at 11:00 a.m. Five job opportunities that only can be found here. Five additional job opportunities that you can find on our website, man. So make sure you get dialed in and stay dialed in. And man, let the community welcome you here, man. We’ve got a lot of Q&A, a lot of folks here chatting amongst each other now, which is always great.

Manolo said, “Happy Thanksgiving, but don’t eat my turkey.”

Cloie: “Say what?”

Iz: Yeah, guys. I think that pretty much wraps up our show today.

Cloie: Our pre-Thanksgiving show.

Iz: Yeah, absolutely. Great Thanksgiving show. I’ve got a long three days ahead of me–Monday, tomorrow, and Wednesday. I look forward to seeing my co-host…my beautiful co-host Wednesday.

Cloie: I’m going to wear a dress.

Iz: We’re going to have a team dinner, and Cloie says she’s going to wear a dress.

Cloie: My own dress.

Iz: My, oh, my. Guys, it’s been great. You know, we’ve got to shout out our team who consistently make this thing happen every week for you guys, which is Brian, Howie, Mike, Jay…who am I missing, Cloie?

Cloie: Leah…

Iz: Chevy.

Cloie: Chevy…yeah, you said Brian, Michael. There’s Mike and then there’s Michael. Everybody. That’s just…Edwin.

Iz: Edmond. We look forward to seeing you guys here next week, all right? Until then, man, make sure you have a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family. Embrace your folks, your mom, your dad, your brother, your sister, your kids. Because I know that’s what I’m going to be doing. I know Cloie’s going to be doing the same.

We love you, man. And I look forward to seeing you guys here next week. I am your host, DJ Iz. My lovely co-host…

Cloie: I’m Cloie Wyatt Taylor.

Iz: Yes. And we are “Connected.” We’ll catch you on the next one, folks. Peace, we out.



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