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Show #49 | The Abstract Recording Studios

Jan 30, 2017


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


01/30/17

GRIND OPP #1

Position:
Board Operator - Burbank Radio Station

Industry: Radio

Location: Burbank, CA

Description

Provide programming and control board support to On-Air Talent. Operate board in studios and remote programming.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #2

Position:
Associate Producer

Industry: Film

Location: Knoxville, TN

Description

Associate Producer needed to assist in conceiving, writing and project managing branded content and promotions for sales initiatives on multiple top channels.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #3

Position:
Post Production Assistant

Industry: Recording

Location: Stamford, CT

Description

Work alongside our Post Producers and Office Manager to ensure clients have all they need while in house. Work with our Post Team to manage space on our edit server.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #4

Position:
Production Assistant

Industry: Film

Location: Universal City, CA

Description

Work for one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #5

Position:
Audio Engineer

Industry: Recording

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Description

Must have ability to operate in a stressful environment. Self-motivated and able to work independently.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #6

Position:
Board Operator P/T

Industry: Radio

Location: San Antonio, TX

Description

Operate control board for studios and remote programming. Regulate program timing. Operate syndicated programming and play commercials.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #7

Position:
Live Engineer for Local Chapel

Industry: Recording

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description

Set up and mix 32-40 channels of audio sources. Mix stage monitors and IEM’s via a separate monitor console or on FOH Console.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #8

Position:
Board Operator

Industry: Radio

Location: Detroit, MI

Description

Air live and pre-recorded shows. Complete traffic logs and fix logging discrepancies.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #9

Position:
Remote Cameraman / Editor

Industry: Film

Location: Washington, DC

Description

Requires strong working knowledge of state-of-the-art HD video camera, lighting and audio production techniques and equipment operation.

GET THIS JOB

01/30/17

GRIND OPP #10

Position:
Executive Chef

Industry: Culinary

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description

Ensure excellence in guest satisfaction through commitment to a “Do Whatever It Takes Attitude” and a hands-on, lead-by-example management style.

GET THIS JOB

Transcript

DJ Iz: Welcome to…Don’t cough, don’t cough.

Cloie: I got excited.

DJ Iz: Okay, okay, so…okay. Anyway, welcome to…Miss Cloie. Now what was cool was, you know…20, in between somewhere, like when are we gonna see Iz on the deck, so we have you, so I just did a live little hookup for the introduction of our show so…sending them in music four intro piece and outro piece. I just wanted to bring a toy here today.

Cloie: Just a toy.

DJ Iz: Yeah, just…

Cloie: And these are your toy.

DJ Iz: These are my toys. These are my gadgets. These are my gadgets, yeah. These my gadgets, sup?

Cloie: Most people, this is my…

DJ Iz: …are on the show 49.

Cloie: Good grief.

DJ Iz: And…great things happening. We are…

Cloie: If you’ve been following us on social media…

DJ Iz: Go ahead and make sure they’re doing that. So follow us on Instagram…if you’ve been rocking with us for a while and you ain’t following us, like I’m fuming. So I hope that you guys are following us, however if you’re not, man…boulder…

Cloie: A mighty, mighty boulder.

DJ Iz: You’ve been out in a desert where there’s no Wi-Fi, I don’t know.

Cloie: For 40 years.

DJ Iz: Yeah, yeah, so make sure you’re following us…which is Iz_Avila and that’s on, you know, Facebook… Hit them with you.

Cloie: You can get to me @alwayscloie. There’s no H there. You put an H in and you might come up with something very different. That’s alwayscloie, C-L-O-I-E.

DJ Iz: Yes, yes, so…and kind of just you up to speed…at 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. This is Connected. This is a show where…songwriters, engineers, recorders…

Cloie: Culinary.

DJ Iz: Culinary, to the culture. So this is what we do. We also…but I mean, we just provide jobs.

Cloie: Guys…11 to 3:20.

DJ Iz: Yeah, we’re up there. We’re up there and…go and our mobile. You can also catch us on our…podcast. I know everybody can’t get to a computer or monitor, so you can…exactly, so and also too, you know, folks are constantly sending us stuff so I wanna give you guys the info where you can send the stuff. Cloie, go and let them know where they can send it.

Cloie: So you wanna send stuff to us. Please, we love it… dot com. That was just a teaser of a Grind Opp. You can send your music, your love, your support… com.

DJ Iz: And also to apply for these jobs, you can also check out… rrfedu.com/ …and I know we kind of, we’re gonna spread it out throughout the show, okay? So…

Cloie: There’s so much goodness…announce our winner of our, who’s gonna win our…

DJ Iz: Our…And two guys.

Cloie: Just kidding…Joey Lee. She is a vocalist in Chicago…and she is the winner of our one hour private consultation.

DJ Iz: Yeah, and I actually, I look forward to this sit down with her because, you know, just to be able to pick her brain and kind of like understand what her roadmap was. And you know, I find a lot of talent that has came out of Chicago. But any time we get to chopping it with somebody that’s not from Cali or just our local area is always great because it’s always such a different experience. So again, shout out to you.

Cloie: Doya Lee [SP], thank you. Thank you for participating. Thank you to everybody that participated. Stay tuned because we have other opportunities coming up as well.

DJ Iz: Yeah, so we’re about to go into a slide, right?

Cloie: Well yes. For our next contest, which is a big one, it’s our scholarship contest.

DJ Iz: Our 10K Scholarship. This is in the fields of radio, recording, and film. And this is, you know, this is for…I don’t care if you’re a girl, boy, doesn’t matter. Whoever’s got the skill, whoever’s got the hunger. And you know, the great thing at the end of this, really not about your GPA or your financial situation, you know? It’s just more or less about you, your appetite to grind, and really to seek out a career path that keeps you connected to your passion. And that’s really what we’re looking for so…

Cloie: And we want you to give us some social media love.

DJ Iz: Yep, yep, absolutely. So let’s go over some of just brief rules as far as what we’re looking for with this scholarship.

Cloie: I’m terrible with rules, hit it.

DJ Iz: Okay, so obviously, you gotta register, okay? And we want you to make three short videos on how the scholarship will fulfill your dreams, how to spend a typical day, what the most amazing thing you’ve done. Just kind of breaking down the overall story of you and who you are at the end of the day, okay? One thing, you do have to be a US resident, okay? We’re hoping to grow to where we can get this cracking overseas, but for right now, we gotta focus on home front, which is our US residents, US creators. And all submissions must be due by February 20th, okay?

Cloie: Not the 21st.

DJ Iz: Not the 21st, not the 19th, but the 20th, okay? So you wanna sign up at rrfedu.com/connected/scholarship, so…

Cloie: And that’s the link on your screen. Our team just threw it up. Thanks team.

DJ Iz: Thank you, team. Gotta a great Connected team.

Cloie: We have a photo. Did you see the photo of our team hard at work from like 10 minutes ago?

DJ Iz: Yeah, and you know, they’re not really used to like the flash going off on them, but I wanted to make sure we highlighted them today because they come…

Cloie: They’re working hard. They are sweaty.

DJ Iz: And then got it together, and you know, that’s what allows us to get up in here and do what we do. So you know, shout out to the Connected team. So what you got going on this week, or last week? Like tell me something. If you listen, let’s bring them up to speed.

Cloie: Well, I’m gonna be doing a Taylor Reed for a project I’m stepping into.

DJ Iz: Okay.

Cloie: I’m also shooting for a commercial this week, which is awesome.

DJ Iz: Dope.

Cloie: And I am, I have decided I’ll be going to Palm Springs for a little getaway for my birthday.

DJ Iz: You deserve it, you deserve it. I’m trying to figure out how I can possibly work as hard as you. Every time you sit down, I’m like, I gotta go through my mind like, okay, well, this is what I’ve been doing. But you know, that’s great for our faithful viewers and new coming viewers just to understand and see like the day in and day out of what we do, which is why I think it’s important for them to, you know, check in with us on our social media, because I know between me and you, we both post a lot of our day to day movement. And…

Cloie: And some days it’s easier to post than others because you’re more stationary or, you know.

DJ Iz: Absolutely, but you know, at the same time, I think it’s inspiring for, you know, folks that are looking to do what we do, whether it’s film, whether it’s music, whether it’s recording. All those different things, whether you’re cooking, culinary, whatever you know? It’s just good to see the, you know, and I think too it’s a good way to promote like kind of that fire under your ass kind of thing where it’s like, oh I gotta get up in…yeah, I get up and go make some stuff happen. So that’s always a great thing.

Cloie: What about you? What’s going on?

DJ Iz: You know, honestly, it’s just been a whole lot of everything for me. It’s music, you know, it’s consulting with companies, products, and what we do here every Monday on Connected. So you know, a lot of great things. We got some great things coming up in the next couple weeks that you’ll be seeing, and seeing some of the various folks that we’re getting ready to start working with. And very inspiring and motivating too for me. So I’m looking forward to that.

So getting ready to get to one of the most important parts of our show, which is our jobs. But before we get into that, I wanna encourage everyone who’s checked in with us today to get your Q&A ready, get your questions. Because when we get to the Q&A section part of our show, we just wanna roll. We wanna get these questions answered. And we really want you to engage with us. So I think that’s really what my favorite part of the show is, is folks that get engaged with us and start…

Cloie: We should probably also say hello again to our Connected Faithfuls. If this is your first time joining us on Iz Connected, can you just maybe in your chat box, put a one, and let us know where you’re coming from.

DJ Iz: Yeah, because…

Cloie: We wanna know.

DJ Iz: Yeah, we wanna know. We wanna be able to like shout you out, say your name, what city you’re repping for, the whole nine. So a couple of our Faithfuls, I mean, we always have hand, shout out to my man Cats, who’s been tuning in from day one. Who else?

Cloie: Nolo.

DJ Iz: Nolo, yep. All of those folk who make it a point to check in with us every week. Yeah, Mason, shout out to Mason. So yeah, just wanna make sure we highlight you guys. So before we get into these Grind Opps, we have a rule we like to infuse for those who are looking to partake in these jobs. And we kind of like, we wanna make sure that you got a way of tracking down this crucial, crucial information for these jobs, because you can’t just show up and not know what you need to have in place. So Cloie, let’s let them know what they need to have on deck before we jump into this. Okay, okay.

Cloie: Does that make sense? We got it, right?

DJ Iz: So in other words, a phone, get your Twitter fingers together, or iPad, or a pen, because in order to be a boss, you know, you gotta know details. You gotta know information. So yes, please make sure you got something to have so you can take down this important information.

Cloie: And a little bit of Habanera from “Carmen.”

DJ Iz: There you go.

Cloie: Shout out to the opera heads in the house.

DJ Iz: So here we go. First Grind Opp of the day you will see is in the field of radio, board operator. This is in Burbank, California, okay? Here we go. Provide programming and control board support to on air talent. Operate board in studios and remote programming. Regulate program timing, operate syndicated programming and play commercials. Monitor and update weather, traffic, and news reports into automation equipment. Check studio equipment for proper functioning and notify engineering of technical malfunctions effective quality of the broadcast. Screen incoming calls and selectively choose callers for on air talent and talk show.

Now that is a lot of detailed information. You know, you might wanna screen shot your computer screen.

Cloie: Click. Wait a minute.

DJ Iz: That’s a lot of detailed information. It’s so much, I mean, I don’t even think we need to even chime in on this one. It’s like…

Cloie: You got everything right there.

DJ Iz: It’s pretty much, yeah. The only thing I could really see this needing for any person looking to apply for this job is experience.

Cloie: Oh yeah.

DJ Iz: Obviously, you know…

Cloie: The board operator, you’re the one that makes the shit happen.

DJ Iz: You make the shit happen. That’s why it’s always important just, you know, if this is your field, if your field is radio, it’s so important for you to know the actual equipment that comes within this environment, whether it’s the board, whether it’s the mic, whether it’s knowing your levels, knowing how to get things up and running, you know, I mean, you’re dealing with remote programming.

Cloie: I mean, you’re talking about, you’re monitoring and updating, like you’re updating. Weather, okay?

DJ Iz: Traffic and news reports in automation equipment. So…

Cloie: Burp.

DJ Iz: Yes, yes. So…

Cloie: And screening phone calls.

DJ Iz: And screening phone calls. Like I’m like what radio station is this?

Cloie: This is, well…

DJ Iz: You might be the radio station.

Cloie: You are the radio station.

DJ Iz: Like with this job, it’s on you on this one, so…

Cloie: I mean Mike comes from, this is your world, Mike. This is a lot, right?

DJ Iz: It’s a lot, so…

Cloie: He nods his head yes.

DJ Iz: Yeah so you know…

Cloie: That’s a good gig though.

DJ Iz: Yeah but you know, the thing too is Cloie, we always like to stress the importance of experience with any of these jobs. Now we’ve had jobs come up where they’re not requiring you to have experience, which always is a thing more of they just wanna be able to kind of mold you and get you within the system, and show you how they work, and how they do things within the company.

Cloie: This is not that job.

DJ Iz: This is not that job. This is a job where, you know, you’re dealing with anywhere from six to seven strong bullet points of job expectations of what you…

Cloie: Lots of text.

DJ Iz: Lots of text as far as what you need to be able to do once you get in there. So you know, definitely do your homework. You know, again, this is in Burbank, California for our local viewers who are in the field of radio. So you know, again, this is board operator. Morel like radio station operator, worker, utility man, weather man.

Cloie: It’s just like everything, because the crucial thing is, you know, you’re regulating program time and to get it in and out of commercials. That’s money because if somebody goes too long or too little, then somebody…like this wow.

DJ Iz: But you know, the cool thing, if you can get in here and lock this down, this is definitely gonna lead to other great opportunities.

Cloie: It’s a great gig.

DJ Iz: You know, especially for those that might be, you know, more in the lines of radio personality, you know, jump in on the mic or what have you. So this is definitely a great environment to be in. I always look at these Opps, like these type of opportunities as once you get in, if you really like blow this out of the water, you can have something substantial here. You know what I’m saying? Like to be able to get in there and tackle all this and just fly, man, that can really turn into something for you. So…

Cloie: To #overperform is we always say.

DJ Iz: #overperform, that’s one thing we’re been saying since day one. So definitely, definitely make sure you apply for this if you are passionate about radio and you can get on the board and fly, okay? Again, this is in Burbank, California.

Before we move onto this next Grind Opp, we got something that we introduced last week that we can talk about and kind of showcase. So for those of you who haven’t checked it out yet, we do have a Connected Facebook Messenger app, which even makes it easier for you to connect with the culture of musicians, recording, engineers, film, photographers, you know? So and also too, this is a great way to access the \$10,000 scholarship that we now have in place. So I mean, we’re making it as easy as we possibly can for our viewers and our Connected community, so you definitely wanna check that out. By the way, we got a video we could show on real quick.

Cloie: I think we should. I’m just so upset because it’s so good. I just need a minute.

DJ Iz: Okay, let’s her a minute. In the meantime, let’s roll. Check it out.

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DJ Iz: So there it is. There’s our Facebook Messenger app for Connected. So if you wanna access the link, you can do that at rrfedu.com/connected/app. That’ll put you right into the Messenger portal where you can actually engage with our app. And it’s really cool. I mean, the fact that it’s on some artificial intelligence type thing, and it just knows your movement, and what your appetite is for as far as music, film, and radio. So I mean, it’s definitely a blessing to be, you know, doing those kind of things and forward thinking, and being innovative. So you know, it’s just a great way to access the culture of what we’re doing here.

Cloie: To close the gap.

DJ Iz: Close the gap. So definitely check that out. Again, that’s our Connected Facebook app, all right? And moving onto Grind Opp Number Two.

Cloie: So the Grind Opp Number Two.

DJ Iz: It’s in your field, so I’m gonna let you rock with it.

Cloie: Of film. So Grind Opp Two. Let’s hit it, y’all, please. So this is for an associate producer in Knoxville, Tennessee. The associate producer need to assist in conceiving, writing, and project managing branded content and promotions for sales initiatives on multiple top channels. Responsibilities include development of short form spots for social media, and adapting marketing materials, and other assets into digital campaigns. Project manage timelines, conference calls, deadlines, and client relations. Attend field shoots and assist with client, talent, logging, and content. Help develop programming sizzle reels and presentations for various departments, and events in support of the post production process. And this, again, is coming to you out of Knoxville, Tennessee.

DJ Iz: Hm, okay. So that’s another one where we have a lot of information for folks to digest. So is there anything you see in here that we can kind of just maybe pick apart of kind of just, you know, introduce based off of just your own personal experience being that this is your field?

Cloie: Well, so the…it sounds like to me, this job has a very heavy sales component. I mean, they mention project managing branded content, promotions for sales initiatives, right? But there’s also all of this stuff about programming sizzle reels. It’s all about making this company not just look good, but procure work, right? So being on top of that, being on top of getting the word out about the company to bring more work in.

DJ Iz: Right, right.

Cloie: You know? So to me in my mind, it just reads as like a scouting agent kind of in a way, in a weird way. But it’s like very equal parts right and left brain because there’s this very, very creative because you’re gonna help conceive all these ideas and so on and so forth.

DJ Iz: Right.

Cloie: But at the same time, you have to be able to help execute them with that marketing…

DJ Iz: Yeah, and one of the things I see in this particular detail is just the importance of management, and what that component means. You know, whether it’s structure, being able to work with other people, meeting deadlines, obviously, and just having, you know, personal contact with clients. So I think just from a fundamental aspect for this particular Grind Opp, I mean, you definitely wanna make sure you have those type of management skills. Because in order to really execute all these details, I mean, you gotta be strong in that area.

Cloie: You do.

DJ Iz: Because you’re gonna be dealing with a lot. You’re gonna be dealing with a lot of, you know, projects and being able to manage timelines, and you know, go ahead Cloie.

Cloie: I was gonna also say right quick that how they said that the development of short form spots for social media and adapting marketing materials, right, that whole thing? This is different, and this is like the way the future is going and how people are consuming information nowadays. We don’t have, we have it, we don’t access that attention span, that longer attention span. So it’s like it is a very specific art to be able to create something that is easily digested in 10 seconds to a minute.

DJ Iz: Right, right.

Cloie: So that sort of a mind, you know what I mean?

DJ Iz: I agree, I agree. This is, I think too, this is another great opportunity for this Grind Opp for us to encourage our viewers to send in your resume to us because I think for this particular Grind Opp, if you’re looking to apply for it, we definitely wanna be able to look at your resume and maybe, you know, mold and help you put some cool things together that would best suit you in applying for this Grind Opp. So you know, I think that’s important, you know? I think for this Grind Opp, you definitely wanna have, again, just some experience, you know?

Cloie: You have to.

DJ Iz: Gotta have it, especially on the management side. And I think when we get a chance to look at your resume, and what it consists of, I mean, we can really help you cultivate something really cool if you do have that management experience, okay?

Cloie: Yeah, the title is associate producer, not junior producer.

DJ Iz: Not junior, yeah. So yeah, so that’s key. So again folks, that is Grind Opp Number Two. That is in Knoxville, Tennessee. We’re gonna move onto our newsletter. We got some student success that we wanna talk about for a brief moment. Shout out to our man Ofu Obekpa, photo.

Cloie: Atlanta, Georgia.

DJ Iz: Yep, there we go, there’s out photo. Shout out to my man who is doing incredible things. Cloie, let’s let them know what my man has done.

Cloie: Oh man, so guys, he’s a film grad. He’s a film grad at the Film Connection. And he is in Atlanta in post-production. And he was like, “You know what? Yeah, I’m out here trying to sell scripts and getting my grind on,” as we do. And he’s finally like, “Eh, fuck it.” Excuse my mouth, but bleep it. I’m just gonna make my own thing, and he did.

DJ Iz: He went out and did. He went out and did…he did his very own action/thriller, “Klippers.”

Cloie: He wrote it, he directed it, he executive produced it, he like…

DJ Iz: Yes, and it stars Kevin Nash at WWE and WCW fame. And he not only wrote and directed the film, he just went out there and got it…

Cloie: Done.

DJ Iz: Done. You know, got it to the finish line. Now last week, we were just talking about the importance of not just having an idea or a concept, right, but being able to take that idea, start it, and finish it, which is key. And we always talk about execution. It’s okay, hey, Cloie’s hyped today, folks, okay? Cloie is hyped today.

Cloie: Can’t hold me in.

DJ Iz: What you got in there?

Cloie: You can’t hold me in.

DJ Iz: But yeah, you know, it’s just a great thing. I think that’s another success story, you know, just overall what we’re doing here, you know? A cat that kind of took it under his own two arms and just went out there, hit the pavement, and made it happen. So shout out to him.

Cloie: We have a trailer.

DJ Iz: We do have a trailer, you know? And let’s roll to our trailer.

Cloie: For “Klippers,” guys, this is “Klippers.”

DJ Iz: Check it out.

Woman: Cookies.

Man: Hi, we’ve been expecting you.

Man: Just shoot him already.

DJ Iz: Shout out to my man. Shout out to my man.

Cloie: That’s awesome. And for more on Ofu and his story, you can check him out on our weekly report. That is go to rrfedu.com/weekly-report.

DJ Iz: There you go.

Cloie: And that’s our newsletter.

DJ Iz: Shout out to my man. Very cool thing. I’d actually love to see the movie in its entirety, man. Looked great, quality was great.

Cloie: Maybe we can come to the premiere?

DJ Iz: Maybe we’ll get an invite, all right? You never know.

Cloie: Just saying.

DJ Iz: All right, here we go, moving forward. This is Grind Opp Number Three. Recording post production assistant in Stamford, Cincinnati?

Cloie: Connecticut.

DJ Iz: Oh, Connecticut.

Cloie: Connecticut.

DJ Iz: All right, Stamford, Connecticut. Let’s correct that. All right, here we go. Work alongside our post producers and office manager to ensure clients have all they need while in house. Work with our post team to manage space on our edit server. Support post production supervisor in maintaining schedules for retake sessions. Spotting and review sessions with composer and sound designers. Oversee pre and final mixes, color correction, quality control, and final delivery. Compile all music cue sheets on a monthly basis for the shows. Okay, Cloie.

Cloie: We got some wordy Grind Opps today.

DJ Iz: We got some wordy Grind Opps today and…

Cloie: But it’s good, it’s good. You know what you’re getting into.

DJ Iz: Yeah, you do. And this is a week where just looking at our overall Grind Opp details, this is a week where we really stress resume, cover letter, and even a sizzle reel. Which, you know the great thing is we actually can help you put those things together. If you feel your resume isn’t strong enough, or you need help with your cover letter, or your sizzle reel, or what have you, this is a good week to take into consideration everything that Connected offers from just an educational aspect, a presentation aspect. Because these details are very, very precise.

Cloie: Yes they are.

DJ Iz: You know…

Cloie: Because experience required.

DJ Iz: Experience required.

Cloie: Though they’re not saying it, we’re saying it.

DJ Iz: And just the wording alone alongside some of the terms and terminology, I mean, it just really, it reeks experience. So you know, I’ve had some folks send in some really good resumes and some really good just, you know, information on what they’ve done with what they have in place. So this is too, can be great for your guys that have had that information into us, okay? So again, this is in recording post production. I hope you were able to jot down those specific details. I know just kind of looking at oversee pre and final mixes, that’s a huge component because obviously to oversee those various, you know, components like final mixes, color correction, quality control, you gotta just know what it’s supposed to be at the end of it all to be able to oversee any of those kind of things.

So experience absolutely. You definitely wanna have that in place, okay? So again, this is in Stamford, Connecticut.

Cloie: And it’s Grind Opp Number Three.

DJ Iz: Grind Opp Number Three. Looking for that post production assistant, all right?

Cloie: So before we do move into our next Grind Opp. That would be Grind Opp Number Four. Yeah, it’s Grind Opp Number Four because four comes after three.

DJ Iz: We’re moving along, honey.

Cloie: Moving along.

DJ Iz: Moving on up.

Cloie: To Grind Opp Number Four. But before we do, I feel like we should talk a little bit more about our scholarship contest.

DJ Iz: Okay, well break it down for them. Break it down for them.

Cloie: So guys, for our scholarship, right? The winner’s gonna get a choice of any film, recording, or radio connection program, stressing again that the deadline is February 20th to get all of your entries in. Take your time, put thought into it, right? This is your future. And then the show bonus, here’s what we’re looking for in the video that you send us. We wanna know how will the scholarship fulfill your dreams. We wanna know how do you spend a typical day. We also wanna know what’s the most amazing thing you’ve done. Now that’s a big, that’s like a big thing. And I know that can like blow people’s mind out, right?

DJ Iz: Right, right.

Cloie: But just whatever that means to you.

DJ Iz: Right, right, yeah. I agree. I think, you know, don’t get intimidated by, “Wow, you know…”

Cloie: The most amazing thing. I haven’t done anything amazing.

DJ Iz: Yeah, you know, I mean what most importantly what’s been amazing to you along that journey, okay? That’s what we’re looking for. It doesn’t, the scale or whatever doesn’t matter to me. To me what’s more important is what it means to you. And you know, I definitely wanna highlight that the final date for this is February 20th. Don’t say you didn’t know. Don’t say we didn’t tell you. So again, this is part of the execution component, February 20th, okay? We wanna be able to put this scholarship in your hand and make it happen for you and you going in the career you love, okay? So February 20th.

Cloie: And again, for US residents only. Shout out to all our international viewers. We love you and here’s to something for you in the future. Just putting that out there. And two apply, remember, rrfedu.com/connected/scholarshipsignup. They’ll put it in…it’s a lot of words and letters for me to say. It’s hard. Word are really hard.

DJ Iz: All right? Off to Grind Opp Number Four. This is in the field of film production assistant. And this is in Universal City, California.

Cloie: That’s in our backyard.

DJ Iz: So here we go. Work for one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in a development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Keep and maintain production shoot calendar for all departments and groups. Work with legal to issue and generate insurance certificates, location agreements, appearance releases, permits, talent deal requests, etc. Create AFTRA timecards and cast reports as needed. Ensure union rules for AFTRA and IA as applicable to reductions and being adhered to. New hire paperwork for all hires. Glam, talent, models, etc. Help administer policies to ensure all activities are guided by uniform rules and procedures.

Now I hope you screenshotted those details because there’s a lot. But you know, let’s dive into this a little, Cloie, as far as just, you know, maybe kind of getting them familiar with some of these, you know, expectations or details look like.

Cloie: Sure.

DJ Iz: You know, you’re talking about, you know, you’re dealing with AFTRA. You know, you’re working with legal, you know, to generate insurance.

Cloie: Timecards, you’re dealing with people’s money.

DJ Iz: You’re helping administer policies to ensure all of their activities are in place and right.

Cloie: You also have to know like when you’re talking about the time thing, time is money. And like on shoots and stuff, when you’re working under SAG and AFTRA agreements, and everybody’s got their different things, but you gotta make sure people get fed on time. If they don’t get fed on time, there’s a penalty there. They’re using their clothes, there’s a…or like you know, the detail, the fine print that everything that you have to be aware of…

DJ Iz: Right, right.

Cloie: That’s all I had to say on that.

DJ Iz: Right, now so just from the aspect of film production assistant, okay, what are some of those…outside of what we just listed, what are some of those duties that you’ve seen come with this kind of job?

Cloie: I mean, well this is the admin side of it. But then you just got like the other side of it which is taking care of people.

DJ Iz: Right, right.

Cloie: You know, making sure that everybody has their point person. Making sure that their trailer’s stocked. Everybody’s got different needs, whatever they’ve put in their ride…like you know, like how big is the star? This…the honey wagon, they got the right trailer, that they have the right…it’s all logistics.

DJ Iz: Right, right.

Cloie: All logistics and all keeping people happy.

DJ Iz: Okay, that…I usually, you know, outside of just being an assistant for these details, I always think of whoever, or whatever you’re assisting for, you pretty much take on that life, you know, of who you’re assisting. You know, so that…

Cloie: Long days, too.

DJ Iz: Long days, you know, possibly weekends, possibly holidays. So there’s are just some…

Cloie: Or travel.

DJ Iz: Travel, those are some things you definitely wanna take into consideration if you’re going to apply for this job.

Cloie: Well what about on the other side of it in music? Because these jobs definitely exist on your side of it? What do you see for production assistants?

DJ Iz: You know, I mean, I usually see the same thing, but you know, when I usually see a production assistant of any sort, they’re like moving and grooving constantly, you know? Paperwork, laptop, guys go there, oh somebody needs food, or you know, it’s a lot. So it’s pretty much the same thing. I mean, they…I’ve seen folks in this particular job just kind of take on the likes of who they’re actually assisting for too, which can be very intense because you find yourself wearing hats that you didn’t think you were gonna have to wear, okay? So you’re gonna be wearing a whole lot of hats.

Cloie: This hat doesn’t really fit, but I’m…we’re just gonna make it. This is gonna fit for right now.

DJ Iz: And usually the story I always hear is, you know, I mean you know, that’s not even my job. And you know, but this is one of those things where, you know, it’s kind of like it’s what it takes, you know?

Cloie: You just do it.

DJ Iz: And eventually, you know, the goal is to end up with your own assistant at the end of the day because you’re doing what you love. So you know, just something to take into consideration. So I would definitely say send us your resumes and your cover letters for this Grind Opp. And by the way, I got an excellent resume and cover letter from a friend of mine by the name of Christian, who’s actually, you know, on that path looking to, you know, be in music somehow whether it’s, you know, just from this aspect or anything that kind of lends itself to a great opportunity. And when I looked at his resume and his cover letter, I was like damn, this is really well put together. Like I didn’t really have an opinion about it. It was just really…

Cloie: The presentation was on point.

DJ Iz: The presentation was on point, and it was together. And that’s something that we always stress here on our show for folks is presentation is everything, you know? And that lets the folks on this end know right out the gate you’re where you’re at. And if you can even facilitate this kind of opportunity, so again folks, send those into us, okay?

Moving forward, moving onto Grind Opp Number Five. But before we do that…

Cloie: Before we do.

DJ Iz: Before we do that…

Cloie: I just wanna tease again that our Facebook app is here. It’s connecting tech, it’s connecting artists, it’s all that good stuff. Rrdedu.com/connected/app, and we want you to email us with your name, where you live, and the price of your services if you wanna be included. And the links to samples of your work so we can put you…

DJ Iz: Put you on.

Cloie: Get you connected.

DJ Iz: We wanna put you on.

Cloie: Gonna get you connected. And make sure you put Facebook in the subject line.

DJ Iz: There you go.

Cloie: Don’t forget that.

DJ Iz: And also too, I hope you’re getting your questions ready because we wanna jump right into that, okay?

Cloie: No crickets.

DJ Iz: No crickets. We want you to be engaged today, all right? So here we go. Moving forward, Grind Opp Number Five. This is in the field of recording audio engineering. Now I know a lot of them, so I hope you guys are tuning in. This is in Brookhaven, Philly, Philadelphia, PA, however you wanna carve it out. Must have ability to operate in a stressful environment, self-motivated, and able to work independently. Arrive early to set up and prepare studio for recording sessions. Create a professional and inviting environment for clients. Record and mix sounds and vocals. A certification in audio engineering mixing is preferred. Must be available to work flexible hours, including some late night sessions. Minimum of two years’ experience as required with Pro Tools, okay?

Now I got a lot to say about this one.

Cloie: I just wanna say my favorite thing about this Grind Opp, must be able to operate in a stressful environment. They are not mincing words.

DJ Iz: They’re giving you a heads up.

Cloie: You know what you’re getting into.

DJ Iz: Here’s what I love about this Grind Opp. Now when I look at what we do with the radio, recording, film connection, and the process we go through with our students, that experience lends itself to over-performing in this type of setting or experience. So what I mean by that is that, you know, the process that we go about when it comes to our students and mentors is that your classroom is always gonna be the working environment, okay? And that’s to me, that’s huge to me because, you know, we’re very non-traditional. We’re very disruptive in how we engage our students and the experience we offer them.

So when you get an opportunity like this, guess what? They’re saying it’s a stressful environment. Well guess what? You’re used to that. They you must be able to work flexible hours. Well guess what? You’re used to that. And that is the difference, you know what I’m saying? That’s the difference of what we do on the institutional side. So you know, I think that’s key for those, because we’ve had a lot of people in our Q&A even ask us about the recording, radio, and film connection and, you know, how does it work and, you know, that’s just a quick explanation of how it goes down and how you’re best suited and prepared for these type of, you know, environments. Especially, I mean, we got tons of recording and engineer students that are…

Cloie: Yeah, we’re shouting them out all the time.

DJ Iz: Yeah so, I just wanted to stress that because it’s important to me. You know, when you get an opportunity and a Grind Opp like this that lists these kind of details, you know, our students are already prepared. And so, you know, hey, if you want that experience, you know where to come. That’s something we offer and make available to you guys, okay?

Also being self-motivated and able to work independently is definitely a key factor. I know a lot of engineers who, in this day and age, because we’re the economics of the business have gone, a lot of them have to be self-motivated and have to work independently. I get a guy who hits me every Monday, “Hey Iz, this is such and such. Just wanted to let you know I’m available if you need me, if there’s any sessions.” He makes it a point every Monday, Cloie, to shoot me a text. So anytime I need to like put a session together, that’s always at the forefront of my mind. I know who’s available. I know who’s available. So you know, being motivated and being able to just stay at the top of folks’ minds, that’s kind of the approach you wanna take, you know, especially for engineers.

Cloie: Well especially for everybody. You know what? There’s a balance of being aggressive is what I hear you saying. It’s like proving that you’re hungry, that you’re ready, and like you say, that you’re available.

DJ Iz: Right, and the great thing too is a lot of our students are definitely familiar with Pro Tools, and we always encourage here for those of you who are in this field, it’s always good to know an array of software programs, whether it’s Pro Tools, whether it’s Ableton, whether it’s Reason, whether it’s Logic. It’s always good to know what comes with your craft, and being very, very up to speed on the information of the gear, you know, who’s using what, how you’re micing this, you know? And it’s really easy to access. I mean, I know a lot of engineers who post their work on YouTube that you can see their techniques they use or what they’re working with. So you always wanna stay ahead of the curve. So that’s definitely a good practice for you to take on as an engineer, or you know, even if you’re, you know, you’re a recording engineer or you’re a musician. I mean, these are all good fundamentals to take on.

And you’ll be, you know, just another highlight is you’re gonna be mixing sounds and vocals so I can see why, you know, that minimum of two years of experience is crucial for this particular Grind Opp.

Cloie: Are there, this is, forgive me if this is an ignorant question, but this is your work, and your life, and your field. How…so mixing, are there people that just mix sound and there are people that just…I mean, I know like a movie side there’s people…

DJ Iz: Yeah, there’s mix engineers and there’s recording engineers. So the recording engineer is the guy who actually records anything audio, records it, and by the time you’re done with that particular, let’s say, song. Let’s say you’re done with the song, recorded it, sang it, the whole nine, and now it’s ready for mixing. You then hand that over to a person who specializes in mixing. And mixing is someone who can pretty much fine tune the odds and ends of a song whether it’s levels, whether it’s EQs, it’s vocals, it’s placement, it’s all the sonics. He is, that’s like his world. So then he then finishes that mix, and now it’s ready for the next phase, which is mastering. So…

Cloie: So for this particular job, they’re looking for one person that can do both of those, right?

DJ Iz: That can do both, that can do both. And you know, a great thing to pretty much showcase on you resume is maybe all the projects you’ve recorded, all the projects you’ve been a part of, whether they’re known bands, known artists, doesn’t matter. If you can show, you know, what you’ve done in an environment, whether you’re great at micing drums, you mic guitars, you’ve recorded bands, you’ve done vocals. I mean, those are things you can definitely highlight, or you should highlight in your resume.

Cloie: Huh, look at that. It’s like a person that does both hair and makeup. You got those people, you got those people, but you got one person that can do both.

DJ Iz: There you go. So that is our fifth Grind Opp of the day. However, we do have five additional Grind Opps on our Connected website So you definitely wanna log in if you wanna catch those other five…or other five additional jobs.

Cloie: Yeah, and this week we got radio jobs in San Antonio, Detroit, recording and culinary jobs in Vegas, and a film job in DC. Shout out DC.

DJ Iz: Shout out to DC. And you know, again to apply for these jobs and these Grind Opps, you wanna go to rrfedu.com/connected/latest.

Cloie: So now, Iz, we love our School of Hard Knocks.

DJ Iz: Yep.

Cloie: The series that you did, and we feature, and it’s always so good and so helpful. What’s going on this week for School of Hard Knocks?

DJ Iz: Well this edition of School of Hard Knocks is just me sharing some information on, you know, just different ways on how the online education, you know, works and what it really means. And you know, I don’t wanna talk about it too much because I know, you know, for this particular matter, you know, the School of Hard Knocks video…

Cloie: Says it all.

DJ Iz: Yeah, says it all. There you go.

Cloie: Team please roll it.

DJ Iz: Let’s cut to that.

You know, online learning I think is definitely good. I think there’s definitely a piece in there that, you know, is forward moving in the educational aspect. But I think at some point, there’s only so much you can do and learn and get from, from you know, environments that don’t allow any engagement or contact to have in. I think online does capture a couple things. It does allow you to grow in certain areas. But ultimately, that is truly testing, you know, when you get into the real world.

Like even externships, I mean true externships, you know, what we call them is someone who you would allow to come into your environment and basically be a fly on the wall, okay? That would be like your introduction to these particular fields or roles where you would just kind of absorb and become a sponge. You gather as much information as you possibly could. Kind of like they’re taking someone under your wing kind of approach.

I love doing those. You know, just being able to…

Cloie: That was real good.

DJ Iz: Yeah, just being able to like do some one on one and then just, you know, cool little environment and just, you know, talk some real shit like you know. It’s always fun to be able to kind of just share that type of information, you know, that a lot of folks don’t talk about. So moving onto our next part, which is my favorite, is the Q&A part of this where we get to answer questions. So definitely send your questions to [email protected]

Cloie: If you haven’t already. If you have, gold star for you.

DJ Iz: Yeah, so we wanna be able to answer these. So let’s dive through some of these.

Cloie: Shout out to Mason, our Connected Faithful, who just moved here. Welcome.

DJ Iz: She made it happen. Welcome to Cali.

Cloie: Okay, so question for you. What are some of your favorite softwares to work with when it comes to beat making?

DJ Iz: I like to work with, let me see. That’s a unique question for me because I’m very much hardware kind of dude. I’m a hardware kind of guy. So you know, I’m on my MPC3000. I’m on my vinyl, you know. So I think the software, you know, that I work with in conjunction to my creativity is Serato, which I, you know, for the DJ side and being able to access crates and everything. I do with the Renaissance, the MPC Renaissance as a form of creating software. But for the most part, I’m on my MPC3000 hardware.

Cloie: You heard it here, MPC3000 hardware.

DJ Iz: There you go.

Cloie: Ding. So how important is it to look cool in the music industry? Can you overdo it?

DJ Iz: Oh yeah. I mean it’s one thing to…

Cloie: I don’t know what that means.

DJ Iz: It’s one thing to look cool like fresh, and then look cool like yuck.

Cloie: Wait a minute. Are we talking about like physically look cool?

DJ Iz: No, I think just style, like…

Cloie: Like swagger.

DJ Iz: Yeah, your fashionable taste or whatever that is. I think the best way to do it because you can see cats who have on something weird or whatever, but if it fits their whole thing, like that’s dope, you know? It’s hard to find that organic style that’s, you know, different awkward, but very much is you, you know what I’m saying? Like everybody has their own thing. Now it can be whack, like there can be some whack stuff out there. But…

Cloie: But the idea of overdoing it. What does that mean though? Like…

DJ Iz: I mean, you know, I’ve seen some overdone like stuff where it’s like too much, you know what I’m saying? Like too much, okay for real, like you got on some, I don’t know. You know when it’s too much, like…

Cloie: Well I know on my side of it but like…now I’m questioning when I go out of the house.

DJ Iz: It’s like the best thing I could equate it to is like we all know Prince having mad style, right? Man, just…

Cloie: May he rest.

DJ Iz: But you know, he had an album cover where he was like in…what were those, you know, in a trench coat. It’s like, man.

Cloie: That was too much.

DJ Iz: Like I feel you, Prince. I love you. I love your creativity. I love your originality, but damn, that’s a bit much.

Cloie: Okay, so then the answer to the question is yes, you can overdo it.

DJ Iz: Yes you can.

Cloie: Or underdo it when you just have on little panties like…

DJ Iz: Exactly, and a trench coat. That’s creepy. It’s creepy, man. What else we got?

Cloie: Oh, oh, oh, okay, great. Studio etiquette.

DJ Iz: Studio etiquette.

Cloie: I feel like a lot of that’s common sense. A lot of it.

DJ Iz: Yeah, but you know, common sense isn’t as common as you think it is. So you know, studio etiquette, it depends. There’s different levels of studio etiquette, okay? So if you’re a newcomer to the studio world, and you walk in the studio, like the etiquette is always keep your mouth shut and just kind of, you know, just be a sponge.

Cloie: Okay.

DJ Iz: You know, and sponges don’t talk, right? So just be a sponge. So and there’s like, you know, when you’ve got some traction, you got your feet wet a little, now you begin to like be the dude who might, you know, on the board, checking out some stuff, might have an opinion. You know, like that’s etiquette. For me, studio etiquette is also being on time. Don’t be late to a session, okay? Don’t be late to a session. Know your work. If you’re working on something in the studio that day, make you like, you’re ready and you’re prepared. Make sure all you got…

Cloie: You’ve done your homework.

DJ Iz: You’ve done your homework, make sure you got your gear, make sure everything’s working properly. Because the worst thing to do in a studio environment is lose time, lose money because of simple things like that, that could have been in a place. So that’s huge. And just having a good vibe, you know? I would say that’s most important than anything, having a good vibe, because you’re in a creative world, right? So you wanna just have a good vibe because that creates just a cool little, you know…

Cloie: Sure.

DJ Iz: Little thing in the studio, you know, when you’re creating. So that…

Cloie: And then I’m gonna also, I’m sure, that we’re gonna also tackle a lot of that, just home training, so leave it the way that you…yes there’s people that are gonna come and clean it up, but the world is not your maid, right? Can you say that?

DJ Iz: Yeah, like you know, you gotta have respect for the gear. You know, have respect for the gear.

Cloie: A trashcan is a trashcan. The world is not a trashcan.

DJ Iz: Absolutely, and you know, I always like, for me, when I’m in a studio session, like I don’t need folks around. Like I like to focus, I like…but some people are different. Some people like to come to the studio, like five or six people deep, you know, because that’s kind of like their part of inspiration for creativity. But I know for me, I like to be in the zone. I don’t like any surprises. The worst thing that, the biggest thing that distracts me in the studio is when I’m working and I see a door open. And I see a door open, because it disrupts my train of thought, yeah.

Cloie: So wait, read the room. That’s what it also sounds like you’re saying.

DJ Iz: Yeah, definitely read the room, yep.

Cloie: Okay. What is your favorite DW for hip hop?

DJ Iz: MPC 3000. My MPC3000. That is my absolute favorite for everything. My MPC3000.

Cloie: And what is your greatest or most influential experience that’s helped shape your career?

DJ Iz: Read that to me again. I wanna make sure I hear this correctly.

Cloie: I’m gonna paraphrase it to get it.

DJ Iz: Put your thing on it, Cloie.

Cloie: Okay, what has been the greatest or most influential experience that’s helped shape you and your career?

DJ Iz: I’ll tell you what. What has kept me realigned with, or aligned, or realigned with my passion that has been able to help me have a long term career is when you’re able to take the information you have, or that you’ve been given, or that you’ve learned, and you’ve been able to share that with others who look up to you, look up to or aspire to be who you are or what you do. I think those are the things that have consistently molded me and my influences, and my experience. You know, I got a chance to go out to a school in North Dakota, which was Standing Rock. And I got to see all these kids who were excited about music, who were just happy to have somebody there who came to share a story. And to me, those are like, those are monumental moments for me and my career.

That’s what keeps me going. That’s what keeps me loving music, and love doing what I’m doing because you only have…everyone only has so much fuel in them that’s gonna keep you going, keep you driving. So when I look at my journey and my experience in the field of music, the thing that keeps me going is when I get to sit in a classroom like those kids in Standing Rock, and be able to just connect with them and talk with them, and connect with the teachers, and see how much love the teachers and the principal have for these kids, you know? That for me, that’s when you know like, okay, I’m doing something right. Let me keep creating this music because I can inspire and change lives. And those are like pivotal moments for me that keep me together. That’s what does it for me. I know, let me fan you. It’s okay. So shout out to Stand Rock Middle School. I love you. I can’t wait to get back out there and see you guys because those kids were amazing for me.

Cloie: Wait a minute. Shout out to Leva, who’s watching us from Standing Rock Middle School.

DJ Iz: What up, Leva? We see you, we see you.

Cloie: Get back to class. What are you doing? I’m sorry, isn’t it like…

DJ Iz: Man, she made it happen somehow to tune in, so shout out to you. Can’t wait to see you again.

Cloie: And Mason wants to know if we can hire him. Well you gotta apply Mason. You gotta apply.

DJ Iz: Wait, I got an even better question. Mason, have you sent in a resume to us? Have we seen that?

Cloie: That’s what we tell you to do.

DJ Iz: Have we seen a…okay.

Cloie: Mason, apply.

DJ Iz: Apply, and let’s talk about it, man. Let’s definitely talk about it, okay? Let’s see who else do we got?

Cloie: He doesn’t even…I love it, he doesn’t even react anymore.

DJ Iz: I’m in the zone, the [inaudible 00:53:56:] is popping.

Cloie: Oh, Leva says, “Thanks for the shout out. Keep grinding, Iz. Our kids appreciate the time you spent with them. Keep in touch.”

DJ Iz: Tell them I said hey and I love them. I will be seeing them soon.

Cloie: And get back in the room, the classroom. Class is still in session.

DJ Iz: We got Mama Cloie.

Cloie: Class is in session.

DJ Iz: Let’s see.

Cloie: Do we have any more questions? Guys, where…there’s more questions…oh right. Finding collaborators is the question. What’s the best way to find collaborators?

DJ Iz: Connected. Connected’s a great way to find collaborators because we got people who are in film, music, and our chat feed. This is a great portal. Matter of fact, now that the light bulb went off.

Cloie: Hit it.

DJ Iz: You know, that’s what Connected is about. It’s about the culture engaging with each other. Like you know, collaborative, bounce ideas off each other. But a great way to do that outside of Connected is to really just kind of look at your overall environments and your landscapes, and I mean most importantly, the app. Like the app is a great way to collaborate. That’s kind of like why we’re really forward thinking in our thought process with Connected because we’re really trying to close that gap. We are the bridge for connectivity.

Cloie: Close that gap with the app.

DJ Iz: So let’s say this. Outside of the app, outside of our Connected Facebook Messenger app, outside of the Connected show every Monday, outside of our website and our hub and our portal, look at your environment and…

Cloie: Who’s doing?

DJ Iz: Who’s doing the videos? You know, if you’re in film, like man, get on your social. Connect with folks in your area. Bounce, you know, bounce around ideas. Like there’s numerous ways you can do it. But I’m gonna tell you, the Connected app is the best way for you to do it, straight up. When you want to connect with other folks and you wanna collaborate, man, you need to be clicking on that app link.

Cloie: That’s what you call shameless self-promotion because it’s shameless. This is amazing.

DJ Iz: But I’m gonna keep…this is Connected show. We get to plug whatever we want that’s connected.

Cloie: Because it’s Connected. Because the other thing too…

DJ Iz: Wait hold on.

Cloie: Sorry.

DJ Iz: There’s our link. We’ve made it dummy-proof for you. So on our site, like right now, there’s our link, rrfedu.com/connected/app. Man, click on it as much as you possibly can and make it happen.

Cloie: Make it happen.

DJ Iz: What else we got?

Cloie: Oh, there was something in the app…Oh, when you said social media and about connecting with people, it’ll come back to me. I’m just having a senior moment.

DJ Iz: Okay, that’s okay, that’s okay.

Cloie: Industry’s changing and stuff.

DJ Iz: I get it, I get it.

Cloie: Looks like we have more questions that are on their way.

DJ Iz: They’re on their way.

Together: Are girls welcome in the studio?

DJ Iz: Absolutely, you know, here’s the thing.

Cloie: We’re in a studio right now, I’m a girl.

DJ Iz: Here’s the thing. What I will tell you is, you know, let’s say on the more like hip hop urban, it’s something you’re gonna see all the time.

Cloie: Girls in the studio.

DJ Iz: It’s inspiration for those kind of things. Like straight up, I mean, girls, you know for males who are in the studio creating, like you know, that’s just…I see it firsthand. Now it’s not a thing for me. I mean, I like to be by myself in the studio working. But when you go to a rap session or whatever, I mean, you’re gonna see it, you know? And you start making them beats and you start seeing moving. I mean, that’s just how it goes. You know, I don’t know how to be censored about it.

Cloie: I just snorted, I just snorted.

DJ Iz: But it is what it is. So yes, definitely. Girls are welcome in the studio.

Cloie: That’s good to know.

DJ Iz: Now they’re saying how about women engineers? Do you have to be hot? No. The thing with women engineers, because it’s a very male dominant field, when you get a woman who’s an engineer that knows her shit, like that knows her craft, like that’s makes you look at the dudes like, “Man, what are you guys doing?”

Cloie: Well, but I just…it also just…ooh, so many thoughts are going through my brain in regards to that conversation.

DJ Iz: I mean, the thing is, it is what it is. The thing is, you know, I think it’s a good incentive and good, let’s say, just a good kind of like kick in the butt for women that wanna dive into this. Just be excellent. And everybody should wanna be excellent. But when you overperform, that’s really what you need to be doing.

Cloie: Nobody cares if you…just oh. You know, as a woman, I’m a woman, and yes, the fact that that question exists, it just makes me feel a certain way. But it’s like a real sort of a thing. It’s that just highlights where we are still, and people have work to do.

DJ Iz: Right, right. Now we actually interviewed a woman by the name of Sylvia Massey last year.

Cloie: Yeah, she’s on our Instagram feed right now.

DJ Iz: She’s on our Instagram feed, and you know, when you look at…I’ll just tell you. Just look her up. If you’re not familiar and you’re a female who’s in the field of recording or being an engineer, you need to look up Sylvia Massey. She’s is an ultimate template for…

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