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Show #52 | The Abstract Recording Studios

Feb 20, 2017


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


02/20/17

GRIND OPP #1

Position:
Production Assistant

Industry: Film

Location: Chicago, IL

Description

Assist the control room staff with pre-production elements as needed.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #2

Position:
Live Sound Engineer

Industry: Recording

Location: Ephrata, PA

Description

Seeking self-motivated, career minded, reliable, self-sufficient team member.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #3

Position:
Junior Shooter / Editor

Industry: Film

Location: Boston, MA

Description

Work directly with various TV and Video team members in a variety of roles, to create in-house videos. Assist Shooter and/or Producer on designated shoots and in post–production.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #4

Position:
Radio Announcer / On-Air Talent

Industry: Radio

Location: Houston, TX

Description

On-air program host for either news or classical music broadcast needed.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #5

Position:
News Producer

Industry: Film

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Description

Responsible for the day-to-day production of our newscasts.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #6

Position:
On-Air Talent

Industry: Radio

Location: Billings, MT

Description

Requires knowledge of current events and ability to create radio topics based on news & information.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #7

Position:
Board Operator

Industry: Radio

Location: Dayton, OH

Description

This is an entry level but critical position in the radio master control room.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #8

Position:
Post Production Assistant

Industry: Film

Location: Irvine, CA

Description

Train with the assistant editorial team. Accurately prep files for delivery, including processing video masters into a variety of compression formats.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #9

Position:
Line Cook

Industry: Culinary

Location: Batavia, NY

Description

Campus Dining Services. Currently we are hiring for the position of Line Cook that offers a terrific Monday to Friday , 1st shift schedule.

GET THIS JOB

02/20/17

GRIND OPP #10

Position:
Grill Cook

Industry: Culinary

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description

Produce visually appealing and good tasting foods to our standards off the grill station for breakfast and lunch.

GET THIS JOB

Transcript

DJ IZ: Welcome to Connected. It’s DJ IZ with my lovely cohost, miss Cloie.

Cloie: Hi, guys. Happy Monday. Happy Monday.

DJ IZ: Happy Monday…here at our home location. So don’t get confused if it looks a little different. We will be back at Roland.

Cloie: We will.

DJ IZ: Yes.

Cloie: We look the same, though.

DJ IZ: We look the same. So happy to see you, guys. Happy to see you.

Cloie: Thank you.

DJ IZ: I look forward to diving into this show. We’ve got some…final day for our scholarship.

Cloie: It is.

DJ IZ: Well, actually, 12 a.m.

Cloie: Midnight.

DJ IZ: Midnight.

Cloie: Pacific Time.

DJ IZ: Pacific time so…

Cloie: So East Coast has a heads up.

DJ IZ: They’ll have a heads up so I look forward to diving into that. I mean, how was your week? On social site.

Cloie: Do I?

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: Well, it’s busy.

DJ IZ: Okay.

Cloie: I have rehearsals, I had a singing gig which was…we were talking about it. It’s so fun.

DJ IZ: Look how beautiful you look today, Cloie.

Cloie: Thanks.

DJ IZ: I have to interrupt you. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. You look great.

Cloie: I have an audition. I’m flying to an audition after we finish…

DJ IZ: You’re flying to…

Cloie: 101.

DJ IZ: Okay.

Cloie: But just making shit happen.

DJ IZ: Yes, absolutely. And we’ll sensor that as they wrap that up.

Cloie: It’s Monday, it’s real, it’s live.

DJ IZ: Yes, absolutely. So that’s great.

Cloie: How about you? How are you?

DJ IZ: My week was great. I was in Philly with my brother. We were meeting with a tech company, a company by the name of Fan Stereo which is in the space of headphones and they’ve got some real cool technology. So we just were just out doing that and it was great. I had a great time. It was a bit hard for me to adjust to that three-time difference thing, come right back to LA and dive back in the thing so that was a bit tough.

Cloie: What time does your body say it is right now?

DJ IZ: It’s eight o’clock.

Cloie: A.m.?

DJ IZ: Backwards. My body’s telling me where it’s one o’clock afternoon. Yeah.

Cloie: So it’s nine thirty?

DJ IZ: Yeah, yeah. Nine thirty, yeah. So that was cool and I was happy to get back here and I got some cool things coming up this week that I’m excited about but I’m happy to be here. I’m happy to be tuning in as we do every Monday.

Cloie: Get Connected.

DJ IZ: Get Connected. I’m curious to see how many questions we’re having today so I want to remind you folks to get your Q&A ready as it pertains to some of these jobs because again, this show is about jobs.

Cloie: It is about jobs.

DJ IZ: And speaking of…put together that we actually introduced last week and this time it’ll be…

Cloie: Ready, set and…job tip number three. Interview advice, part one. Congratulations on landing a job interview. It means you’re on the right track. Here’s some basic advice on how to approach the interview. First, be on time. Five minutes early is on time. Five minutes late is just…no one to blame but yourself. Dress the part. A lot of media jobs don’t put much stock in attire so don’t go showing up in a suit. About the company before you show up for your interview to know what to wear.

Third, make sure you thank the interviewer for the opportunity. Fourth, follow up with an email to thank them again for the opportunity. This follow-up email can also answer anything you said, “I don’t know” to in the interview and allow you a last chance to say anything you forgot to mention at the time.

We’ll have more advice on how to nail a job interview next week. In the meantime, good luck with your next job interview.

DJ IZ: I love those clips, Cloie. That’s good stuff. That’s good information. I like that we introduce that at the…let’s jump in. it’s not…we’re going to keep…Cloie, I’m going to let you break it down at…

Cloie: …good attitude. …pens, your pencils, your texting, twitter thumbs ready, however you…in.

DJ IZ: We’re diving right in why it’s important…tick and jot it down. So we’re leading by example, folks. Yeah, we’re leading by example so I just want to make sure you guys understand that we’re not blowing hot smoke. So production assistant…the details for this grindopp. Handle basic audio mixing, camera operation and edit highlights. General knowledge of the Chicago Cubs and the sports of baseball. Working knowledge of Adobe Premier After…detailed knowledge of the Chicago Cubs.

Cloie: That’s fair, though.

DJ IZ: That is fair but it’s…grindopp which his field production assistant. Maybe person you are…so maybe there’s a…

Cloie: Maybe. Is this…maybe it’s a production assistant for the sports, the Chicago Cubs, right?

DJ IZ: That’s a very strong possibility.

Cloie: Right. You can’t go out there looking like Boo Boo the Fool if you’re being the…

DJ IZ: You definitely can’t. Boo Boo the Fool is not allowed in Connected. Yeah, you can stop that at the front door any time.

Cloie: There’s no Boo Boo, there’s not Fool, there’s not Boo Boo the Fool.

DJ IZ: Okay, so assist the control room staff. Preproduction elements is needed so I’m assuming…preproduction. That’s everything. Preproduction, it sounds like everything. Being able to handle the basics like the mixing, the camera operation and then the highlights. Now, that’s where some of the experience would definitely need to kick in.

Cloie: That’s a lot of different parts.

DJ IZ: Different parts and even though it says basic audio mixing, I don’t ever take the word basic lightly.

Cloie: No. Nor should you.

DJ IZ: Basic is, I think…lends itself to once respective…everybody has a different idea for what basic is. You know what I’m saying? So you don’t want to get caught slipping on the basic word. But however, I do think the knowledge of Adobe Premier and After Effects and Photoshop is crucial and I take it anybody who’s in this road or looking to be in this road of a film production assistant…

Cloie: You know what it is.

DJ IZ: You know what it is.

Cloie: You had exposure to it.

DJ IZ: You had exposure to it and another reason why I like to highlight our radio recording film connection soon is because this experience is something they get every day.

Cloie: For sure.

DJ IZ: Day in and day out.

Cloie: Here’s the other thing I’m going to say, at least in terms of Photoshop, right. We all, at this point in time in the world have a working knowledge of Photoshop.

DJ IZ: Yes.

Cloie: We’ve all put an extra filter on or taken something out or adjusted something that maybe shouldn’t be there. We know.

DJ IZ: Right.

Cloie: So it’s like…okay. So taking that, stepping it up the next level and then applying those other things because Adobe Premier and After Effects, they’re no joke.

DJ IZ: No joke, yeah. So you definitely want to do your due diligence on those different platforms of software to make sure you’re up to speed on that. Again, that is in Chicago, Illinois. Production assistant.

Before we move on to grindopp number two, we’ve got something to talk about which is our newsletter and our student success. Go ahead and break it down for them.

Cloie: We are doing a shout out to Jeff Pegno.

DJ IZ: Shout out to my man.

Cloie: Just shouting it out. He is a graduate and he just landed a job, I want to say, based on his resume, right. So how…

DJ IZ: That means it was sweet.

Cloie: Hello.

DJ IZ: That means his resume was on point.

Cloie: Like hello. When we asked him, “How’d you get it?” He says, “I sent my resume and a cover letter over. A week later, they emailed me and they’re like hey, we like you. Can you start work tomorrow?” And he says, “I’m serious. That’s how it went.” This are Jeff’s words, right. And I should say that he’s working in a New York City studio that has worked with Mariah Carrey, with Beyoncð. These are who their clients are so this is super legit. So shout out to Jeff.

DJ IZ: Yes, great job, buddy. Great job.

Cloie: Right off of a resume.

DJ IZ: Right. But it just goes to show you how important and how key the presentation is when you’re applying for these jobs and how you present yourself and we’ve seen some really good ones come through here that we didn’t even have to touch. So shout out to Jeff for making this happen and having his presentation locked in and on point. Those are the kind of results you get with great presentations and that’s something we can…

Cloie: Recording connection graduates. So that’s just like…

DJ IZ: Recording connection graduate, affiliate, proof in the pudding type of thing so…

Cloie: So for more information on Jeff, make sure you check out our newsletter that’s going to be coming out later today. We’ll pop the info into it but it’s rrfedu.com/weekly-report.

DJ IZ: There you have it. So jumping into grindopp number two. Before we do that, make sure you get your questions ready because that’s something we want to definitely dive into right away today. So get those questions together for us, okay? Grindopp number two. This is recording live sound engineer. Go ahead. I’m going to let you say where that’s at.

Cloie: Because it’s tricky, ya’ll. It’s tricky. It’s just outside of Philadelphia. It’s Ephrata. Ephrata. Ephrata. Ephrata. Ephrata.

DJ IZ: Like Africa. Ephrata.

Cloie: Like effort. Ephrata.

DJ IZ: Yes.

Cloie: Ephrata, Pennsylvania.

DJ IZ: Pennsylvania.

Cloie: Ephrata.

DJ IZ: You got it, you got it.

Cloie: It’s just outside of Philly.

DJ IZ: Philly, yeah.

Cloie: Where you were.

DJ IZ: Where I…I was just there. So here we go. Seeking self-motivated career minded, reliable, self-sufficient team member. That’s a lot of ingredients right there. Must be knowledgeable on concert audio systems. Must have driver’s license. Surprisingly, I’ve run into folks who were on the grind, on the beaten path that surpassingly, don’t have a driver’s license, don’t have a formal ID. I’ve run into…

Cloie: Like no ID?

DJ IZ: Have you ran into…you haven’t ran…

Cloie: That doesn’t have an ID? No. I don’t know that I…

DJ IZ: Yeah, I have. So it doesn’t surprise me that they put this in this grindopp because I’ve ran into it, Cloie.

Cloie: I have people that…I know people that have licenses that they can’t use them.

DJ IZ: Because they’re suspended or renewed? Having them…okay.

Cloie: But I’ve never actually seen not having a driver’s license.

DJ IZ: Right, right.

Cloie: It’s legit, it’s real.

DJ IZ: Right. It is very much real. And also too, they’re asking you to be knowledgeable on concert audio systems which is something we’ve talked about in the past with…

Cloie: Speak to it, IZ.

DJ IZ: Especially, engineer I had on at the start of our show when we first started which was my boy Ryan and who actually does [inaudible 00:10:29] house for Usher and Doctor Dre and I’ve seen that man go from using what he’s used to using to one day they roll in a new console and he’s got to learn it right before show time. So it’s always a great thing to know the various types of equipment that pertains to your particular craft or a field.

Cloie: Sure.

DJ IZ: That’s so important because those things do pop up.

Cloie: Well, here’s a question in the vein of the concert audio system and your friend, right. What are some key things that you would need to know that can translate so that…this is the system you were working on. Surprise attack. Here’s a brand new concert audio system. Are there any things that…

DJ IZ: Honestly, the fundamentals of those type of things still exist. I mean, common to one, common to all. Your faders, volume knob is never…but when you get into the technical aspect, a lot of these consoles are digital now so it’s like learning a new computer and so the quickest thing you could do in the event that happens is get on YouTube and find somebody who is using that particular board or board model and get up to speed as quick as you can. But it does happen. Sometimes you run into situations where your console goes down and the backline company which is the company that provides all the backline rental gear, they might not have that same model so they might roll in the next best thing or the closest thing that can get the job done and you’ve got to be able to fly. So those things are great for you to know in this particular environment as a recording live [inaudible 00:11:57] engineering. You’ve got to know your gear. That’s so…I mean, it’s so like a must. It’s such a must for you to know those things and it does happen.

Cloie: And to be able to translate too.

DJ IZ: Be able to translate. And as I mentioned, was…some key ingredients here which was self-seeking or…yeah. Seeking self-motivated, career minded, reliable, self-sufficient team member. I think…

Cloie: Working with a group. That’s what that says.

DJ IZ: Yeah, working with your group, being able to work with people that can almost help you drive this thing home.

Cloie: Yes.

DJ IZ: And deliver it.

Cloie: And that you can…rather than somebody saying to you, “Hey, we need you to do this, this, that and the other.” Being able to observe what’s going on, seeing where the need is and just jumping in to fill that need rather than somebody…waiting for someone to prompt you.

DJ IZ: Yeah, absolutely. And the key…this kind of thing. You can pull up…there’s a lot of live sound engineers on YouTube that you can pull up and just listen to their story as how they work and what they’re doing and what they’re excited about, what’s cutting edge, what’s some of the new gear, thing…so there’s easy ways to do your homework on this. Absolutely.

Cloie: For sure. And even on Instagram nowadays because our friends, The Audibles, if you didn’t see last week’s episode, they were our special guests.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: They did an Instagram live this week. They were saying that people kept wondering how they were sending large files or…and they did a whole Instagram live on it. So there’s so many outlets now to figure your stuff out.

DJ IZ: Absolutely. So again, folks, that’s grindopp number two that is in the field of recording live sound engineer and that is Ephrata.

Cloie: Ephrata. So we’ve got this fun thing.

DJ IZ: Yes, we do.

Cloie: It’s an app. It’s Connected.

DJ IZ: It’s a Connected app.

Cloie: Did you know about it?

DJ IZ: They should know about it. For all our faithful viewers, it’s something we’ve been posting a lot on our social, talking about it on our shows and it is a…it’s a Connected Facebook messenger app. For those of you who are on messenger a lot, who are sending messages back and forth and we would suggest that you utilize it. If you’re a creator, if you’re working in the arts, a musician, a photographer, film, recording engineer. It’s a really, really great, great platform in a sense it allows you to connect to others who are doing the same thing you are doing and may not be doing and you can also post your fees, how much you charge, what you’re looking to do and it’ll connect you in an incredible way in real time. So make sure you’re utilizing that app.

Cloie: Yeah.

DJ IZ: It’s the connected app and it’s dope. Talks back to you, the whole nine. I mean, it’s a great experience.

Cloie: It’s [inaudible 00:14:32]

DJ IZ: Yeah, I play on it all the time.

Cloie: He does. He does.

DJ IZ: Yeah, I do.

Cloie: It’s a true story. If you want to be included, make sure you send us an email with Facebook in the subject line and include your name, your city, your state, the services that you offer, some samples to your work and prices and stuff and we can include you in the database for the app and it’s closing the gap, ya’ll so…

DJ IZ: Absolutely.

Cloie: Get it close.

DJ IZ: Quick, quick.

Cloie: Like stitches.

DJ IZ: Yes, that…that’s a good…you’re on [inaudible 00:15:00] Cloie’s excited. I love it. So…

Cloie: Monday movement.

DJ IZ: Yeah, Monday move it. Here we go. This is grindopp number three. Cloie, I’m going to let you have this one because this one is in your role.

Cloie: Great.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: Grindopp number three. So this is for the world of film. It is for a junior shooter, editor coming out of Boston, Massachusetts. You will be working directly with various TV and video team members in a variety of roles to create in-house videos. Assisting shooter and or producer on designated shoots and in post-production. You must have experience as both an assistant editor and in junior shooter or AC roles. Must have ability to troubleshoot and problem solve. BS or BA equivalent in a related field of study. And that again, is coming to you out of Boston, Massachusetts. This grindopp is both specific and vague at the same time. But I don’t think it’s anything we haven’t encountered before. But must have ability to troubleshoot and to problem solve. Dun, dun, dun. What are you troubleshooting? Probably everything so just be prepared and to be on your toes. Shooter like videographer. So you shoot…the world of capturing video and then editing video. That’s what we’re talking about basically. And to be a hands on…of hands on assistance to the producer.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: That’s what I got.

DJ IZ: Hey, I think it’s all right there. It’s very clear and like you said, it’s kind of foggy but not foggy.

Cloie: Yeah, I know. So BS or a BA like bachelor of science or bachelor of arts or equivalent in a related field of study. That could really be a lot of things.

DJ IZ: Yeah, but I think too this particular grindopp is another one that is great for our students.

Cloie: Yeah.

DJ IZ: That are…definitely have these key things intact and who are experiencing them every day. So guys, you might want to definitely take advantage of that for those of you who are in Boston, Massachusetts. Make sure you definitely plug into that one.

Cloie: You know what? Going back to Jeff Pegno and how he got his job with the resume and we were talking about all this earlier too and because you just said it, it reminds me. Make sure you’re applying for the stuff where you are.

DJ IZ: Right, right.

Cloie: Unless you’re getting ready to make some sort of a big move. If you are not in Boston, Massachusetts, then maybe don’t apply for Boston unless you’re planning on moving to Boston, Mass if you’re considering relocating.

DJ IZ: Yeah. That’s interesting because I know some folks are that hungry. Some folks are like, “I’m going to apply for this job in LA and if I get it, I’m moving. I’m going to where it’s at.” And which isn’t a bad thing too. You just want to make sure you have all your ducks in a row and that you plan properly because…

Cloie: Absolutely.

DJ IZ: You don’t want to…yeah.

Cloie: Because the other thing is when you’re casting a wide net which we all do until we can target and be real specific or…cast a wide net, sure. But if you’re applying for a job that is across the country and they’re like, “Hey, can you come in on Tuesday?” And you’re like, “Oh, except I’m in LA.”

DJ IZ: Yeah, it can be tough. That can be a deal breaker.

Cloie: Could be a deal breaker.

DJ IZ: That could be…you got fired kind of thing.

Cloie: Or not hired.

DJ IZ: Yeah, yeah.

Cloie: You’re not hired.

DJ IZ: Yeah, yeah. No. So that is grindopp number three. Again, that was in Boston, Massachusetts and as we mentioned at the top of the show, today is the final day for our scholarship and the scholarship was for the fields of music, film, radio, recording.

Cloie: 10K, guys, 10K.

DJ IZ: 10K and midnight is cutoff time. So you definitely want to make sure…if you’re thinking about it at this point in the final hour that you show up because come midnight, man, it’s a wrap. We will have selected somebody and the key things…because we were the judges, there were certain things that we were looking for. It wasn’t so much about your grade or…that’s old school. We’re looking for your passion, your drive, your will to commit and execute and to also know a little bit more about you and who you are and what you love to do and what your passion looks like and those are some of the things we were basing this…

Cloie: Contest on.

DJ IZ: Contest on. Yeah.

Cloie: And as a reminder, it is for you as today, in this world, in this current iteration of this contest, it is for US residents only. We would love to expand in the future.

DJ IZ: Which we will.

Cloie: Which we will. But yeah. We just want to give you some money to make your dreams come true.

DJ IZ: Make your dreams come true.

Cloie: Make you…help you make your dreams come true.

DJ IZ: Yeah, yeah.

Cloie: That was make your dream come true.

DJ IZ: And that’s the overall goal of this scholarship is to really help you achieve what it is you want to do and help you execute that dream, that goal and get you on the path of success and get this thing moving. So make sure you got that in and before we get off of that note, we want to let you also know where you can sign up for the scholarship, okay, and that is at rrfedu.com/connected/scholarshipsignup, okay. So there you have it. Let’s get it in. 12 a.m. midnight tonight. It’s a wrap.

Cloie: PST, ya’ll.

DJ IZ: Yep. So here we go. Grindopp number four. This is in the field of radio announcer, on air talent, Houston, Texas.

Cloie: Hello, hello. Sorry. That was my radio announcer.

DJ IZ: Is this thing on?

Cloie: Is this thing on? Hello, hello.

DJ IZ: Here we go. On air program host for either news or classical music broadcast needed. Help plan, research, write and produce programs and content. Requires a four-year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Radio recording film connection. You know what I mean?

Cloie: Just saying but this is what we talk about. School of hard knocks, right?

DJ IZ: It is.

Cloie: One versus the other.

DJ IZ: Yeah, a four-year degree. That just sounds ugly to me. Who’s got time for that anymore?

Cloie: Anymore. The world has changed.

DJ IZ: The world has changed. The world has changed. Ain’t nobody got time for college debt.

Cloie: Ain’t nobody got time for college debt.

DJ IZ: Ain’t got nobody time for college debt.

Cloie: Shout out NYU. Hello.

DJ IZ: Here we go. So let’s see here. On air [inaudible 00:21:24] Okay, so on air host means I’m thinking you’ve got to have some kind of personality, you’ve got to have…

Cloie: Like us.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: That’s us.

DJ IZ: Exactly, yeah. You’ve got to be able to talk, navigate, go off the cuff, improvise.

Cloie: Adjust.

DJ IZ: Adjust. And you’ve got to…there’s something…you’ve got to have a spark. You’ve got to be exciting. Those are the key things because people…I’ve ran into people who want to get into this field and when you talk to them, they’re really monotone, quiet. Just really chill and subtle and…

Cloie: Which is lovely.

DJ IZ: Which is lovely.

Cloie: And maybe you’re saving it for the cameras but…

DJ IZ: But radio announcer, on air talent, what keyword? Talent.

Cloie: Talent. Hello.

DJ IZ: And announcer. So those are some of the things you definitely want to make sure just that might be your strong points.

Cloie: [inaudible 00:22:12] right?

DJ IZ: Yeah, make sure those are your strong points as it pertains to your personality and your character. You’ve got to make sure you have those type of things that draw people in that people find interesting. And not everybody has that. So it’s a very specific type of thing here.

Cloie: I always think of the movie Fountain Boys, right. What…and calling in to get your tickets. Now, I always want to buy the movie phone tickets or get the information when I can call that number because of the, “Welcome to Movie Phone.” Yes, thank you. Thank you. That’s radio.

DJ IZ: That is.

Cloie: Television’s different. It’s was like, “Welcome to…” Like Buhler. Buhler. I wouldn’t…

DJ IZ: Right. And also help plan research, write and produce programs and content. So there’s the creative piece to this thing. So to be able to write and produce and you want to make sure you understand what that means as it pertains to this particular job and grindopp and have that creative component.

Cloie: Get it in there, guys.

DJ IZ: Get it in there so…

Cloie: You’re using your voice. Your voice is your instrument.

DJ IZ: Absolutely. So again, that’s in Houston, Texas and that is radio announcer, on air talent, okay.

Cloie: Making sure you guys are getting your questions in because we’re coming up real close to your…

DJ IZ: Coming up quick and we want to dive into it, okay.

Cloie: We do.

DJ IZ: So fifth grindopp of the day. I’m going to let you have it. This is our last visual grindopp on Connected but we’ve got five additional. We’ll get into that later but go ahead.

Cloie: So this is grindopp number five. It is for…in the world of film for a news producer in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Job is responsible for the day to day production of our newscasts. Work with the executive producer, director and Assignment Desk on the newscast and its content. Must have solid news judgement and be a compelling and accurate writer. The candidate must have at least two years’ experience producing newscasts at a commercial TV station.

Now, this is a big job. It is a news producer and it’s a big, big job which his amazing. This is not…when they say you must have at least two years’ experience producing newscasts, right, at a commercial TV station. This is not intern level. This is not entry level. This is in the world, have been in the world and working in the world and know that world like the back…like shout out Mike on our team who comes from the world of broadcast and he’s executed and…Mike, how big is this job?

Mike: Huge.

Cloie: That’s from the horse’s mouth now.

DJ IZ: Huge.

Cloie: Yeah, yeah. Must have solid news judgement and be a compelling and accurate writer. That in of itself…

DJ IZ: Yes, it’s a tall order here which I think is also great for our students at the recording radio film connection. This is…I’m pretty sure they’re not frightened by this at all. It’s a great opportunity for those of you who are at this level. You definitely should dive into that and apply for it, absolutely. Yeah.

Cloie: I’m trying to think. Was it…responsible for the day to day production? Yeah. You are an integral part in putting on that news show, that it’s you because you’re working with not only…you’re working with the executive producer director and the Assignment Desk.

DJ IZ: Yeah. And you would…for me, you definitely want to make sure your resume reflects someone of that position that maybe you’ve fulfilled in another place but maybe it’s on a lower tier. I don’t know but you definitely want to show that you have the capabilities and bandwidth to fulfil this because that’s a good one right there and I’m sure that gig pays pretty well.

Cloie: I mean, money’s probably not going to suck.

DJ IZ: Yeah, money’s definitely not going to suck. You might have some cool benefits.

Cloie: And [inaudible 00:26:03]

DJ IZ: Highly likely. So that is our fifth grindopp of the day. We do have five additional grindopps.

Cloie: We sure do.

DJ IZ: On our website.

Cloie: But before we go into that, I want to talk a little bit…you know how we have a school of hard knocks, right?

DJ IZ: Yeah, yeah.

Cloie: Because we just touched on it a little bit when we were talking about four-year university versus on the job of training AKA baptism by fire. It’s real, right.

DJ IZ: You’re right.

Cloie: So in this instalment of our school of hard knocks section, we’re talking about the craft or what you can learn through externing. Last week we talked about the value of it. So this is just diving a little bit more into that. Shall we?

Man: Does that put them at a disadvantage that they’re so money focused and fame focused?

DJ IZ: I believe that does put them at a disadvantage. When your drive and you’re committed because of what I would say is the byproduct of hard work…hard works isn’t the byproduct of financial success. It’s the other way around. So when I say for me, whether somebody paid me or not, man, I’d still be making music because I love it. That’s my commitment I guide with over and over and over again. When it’s the other way around and I look at folks that are driven primarily by just the possibility because it didn’t even happen yet…the possibility of acquiring financial success or whatever and that’s the motivation then your time is going to be short-lived.

Cloie: Good stuff.

DJ IZ: Yeah, I think what’s important too is on just that the whole aspect of success and finances and I think a lot of folks tend to get it mixed up now as in the order and how it plays out. Some people would like to think it’s the talent, then the money and then success but I think just restructuring that and allowing folks to really understand that it’s hard work, your talent, hard work and maybe…maybe the success, maybe the finances but I always say if you keep the craft, the passion and the hard work at the forefront, the rest comes.

Cloie: Living through your bliss.

DJ IZ: Yeah, and then at the end of the day, then it’s about maintaining that which still requires work, dedication, all that stuff. So it’s just good for me to just talk in those realms in an intimate environment and just be straight up about it.

Cloie: It’s really…I really appreciate just how grounded and…you’re not sugarcoating anything, right.

DJ IZ: No. By no means.

Cloie: And I think we, as artists, sometimes get a little bit in that idealistic…which is great. It’s beautiful.

DJ IZ: Right, right.

Cloie: And also…

DJ IZ: Totally agree. I mean, totally agree.

Cloie: Now, what were you saying about six additional grindopps, eh?

DJ IZ: So we’re at 10 jobs a week. We have been for a while now and some folks who might just be tuning…maybe this is their first time but they might just be tuning in today and they’re like, “Cool. Five grindopps.” And it’s like, “No, there’s actually 10.” So there’s five additional on our website and tell them where these jobs are at.

Cloie: Sure. So this week our five additional…we’ve got an on air job in Billings, Montana. We’ve got a board operating gig in Dayton, Ohio. We’ve got post production assistant gig in Irvine, California and we’ve got a line cook in Batavia, New York and a grill cook in LA. That’s Los Angeles. And of course, to apply and to see all of these jobs, you’re going to go to rrfedu.com/connected/latest.

DJ IZ: And shout out to Cost Schools as we begin to take in more culinary jobs. I know there’s a lot of aspiring chefs, cooks, bakers, the whole nine so definitely shout out to you guys for making this happen. And we don’t really get to talk much to our aspiring chefs and cooks but we would love to talk to you and I hope we get some more that visit us through our Q&A and chime in.

Cloie: And visit us through our stomachs.

DJ IZ: Yes, yes, yeah.

Cloie: [inaudible 00:30:16]

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: Also, can we also…I don’t think we ever said this. This is show 52. Bye-bye.

DJ IZ: Yeah, show 52.

Cloie: So this is a year’s worth of Connected.

DJ IZ: So today is a year.

Cloie: Today is a year. Today is show 52.

DJ IZ: Man.

Cloie: Today is show 52.

DJ IZ: Anniversary. Anniversary.

Cloie: [inaudible 00:30:35]

DJ IZ: But yeah. Shout out to the team for making this. That’s actually a huge announcement. I’m surprised it wasn’t in our notes, team. But anyway, I definitely want to congratulate everybody on their hard work. We don’t do this alone. It takes a team and to be able to look back at when we first started which I believe was in February.

Cloie: Because leap year was the first show last year.

DJ IZ: Yeah, so huge milestone for us and we’ve been able to do some great things. We’ve been able to obviously connect with the culture of aspiring creators which I stand behind every day on the hour for this next generation of creators coming up. Shout out to Roland for being onboard with us. Shout out to Brian and Jay and everyone.

Cloie: Shout out to you and everybody for welcoming me into the fold.

DJ IZ: Shout out to you. Shout out to you. Shout out to Jimmy who’s believed in us and who continues to make it happen for us on all levels and still excited. I mean, I’m just as excited about this today as I was when we first started.

Cloie: Yeah.

DJ IZ: We’ve come a long way. We’ve done some great things and…

Cloie: And it’s just the beginning.

DJ IZ: It’s just the beginning. We’ve got quite a road ahead of us to be able to get to some folks that are out of states and I hope we can grow to that point where we can provide jobs in areas that are international because once Connected goes international, it’s open. We’re going to actually be dialing in Cloie from her yacht in the bathtub with bubbles.

Cloie: Thank you.

DJ IZ: Now, today, Connected.

Cloie: I’m on the coast of [inaudible 00:32:08]

DJ IZ: She’s going to acquire a European accent all of a sudden.

Cloie: I’ll be like Madonna. [inaudible 00:32:15]

DJ IZ: So with that being said, we are now at our Q&A and we’ve got this new gadget app thing that we now can answer your questions from our phones so…

Cloie: It’s great.

DJ IZ: Let’s see what we got here.

Cloie: It’s great. Shout out to the people that are watching. We’ve got a bunch of people that are watching the show so shout out to all of you. Thank you for joining us. If this is the first time you are watching Connected, put a one in a chat box.

DJ IZ: And thank you guys for sticking around. This is…it’s really cool. I mean, this is the part of the show where we really look to engage with you guys and just chop it up and talk so…

Cloie: We’ve got a question for you.

DJ IZ: Shoot it. What’s up.

Cloie: Okay. Sean from Ontario.

DJ IZ: Canada.

Cloie: Yes.

DJ IZ: Okay.

Cloie: He wants to know what’s your favorite and easiest venue. What’s the favorite and easiest venue you’ve been to?

DJ IZ: I’m going to say Madison Square Garden. That was my all-time favorite. For me, growing up in Cali, always hearing about the Garden, to get in that place and perform was amazing and easiest in the sense where just the venue was…everything was dialed in when we got in there from sound check. I mean, they…those kind of things…that ship, that machine is well greased and it runs to perfection so it’s pretty much headache free for me. I get in, I do my sound check. Everything’s…the line…and it’s…

Cloie: And you go hang out in the green room.

DJ IZ: Go hang out in the green room or in the bus. So that was definitely one of my all-time favorites.

Cloie: We’ve got a question from Sean from Minneapolis who wants to know what do I do if I’m running late for a job interview. Don’t. I think.

DJ IZ: Yeah, that’s not even a possibility.

Cloie: Just don’t run late. If for some reason, you happen to be running late, I would say find every single possible way to communicate with…

DJ IZ: Well, and I hear you but let me just say this. When you get an opportunity, you…the first thing you do the night before is you make sure you’re well prepared mentally, you make sure that all you’ve got to do is spring out of bed and jump into your clothes. You try to eliminate the possibility of error.

Cloie: Anything that could go wrong, snip it out.

DJ IZ: Anything that could go wrong, you set three alarm clocks up around you. You do whatever you have to do so that you’re there 20 minutes prior. You make sure you take into consideration traffic. You take all those things because when you get an opportunity and you’re hungry and you’re grinding, there is no room for error. There’s no room to be late. There’s no room to have any of those obstacles come in your way. And some folks just have that mentality and you leave yourself open for those kind of things to happen but you’ve got to go in there like executioner. You’ve got to make sure that you’re ready, you’re primed and in your mind, you’ve already got the job.

Cloie: This is true.

DJ IZ: So that’s your mentality. For me, as it pertains to that question, Cloie, there’s no option.

Cloie: There’s no option.

DJ IZ: There is no option.

Cloie: And for me, I agree there’s no option and also if it happens, if your house was on fire and everything blew up or whatever, all you can do is just don’t. I don’t know. And communicate. Can you just communicate with everybody, apologize profusely?

DJ IZ: Yeah. But as a person who’s hiring, that’s never a good look.

Cloie: It’s not good.

DJ IZ: It’s never a good look. So that’s a no-no. Moving on to Robbie Boy from Cincinnati, Ohio. I want to learn film but don’t know what position. What’s your advice for figuring it out before I do film connection?

Actually, that’s a great…that’s actually a great bridge for you to actually speak to some of our team and personnel from the film connection because they can actually really dive into that question for you as it pertains to you.

Cloie: Because there’s so many things that you can get into.

DJ IZ: Yeah, there’s so many things and I would encourage you to definitely reach out to our support that we have at the radio recording film connection because they can definitely dial you in. And actually, if you want to send an email, Cloie can you let them know where he can send an email so they can get the conversation going.

Cloie: We sure can. Send us an email at [email protected] and now we can direct it to the right channels because, I mean, it’s a huge field and every position is a valid one and an important one. Shout out to our team for reprimanding us. Apparently, we could be heard during video [inaudible 00:36:57] I’m just living in my truth. My loud soulful truth.

DJ IZ: So here we go. We’ve got William from Almira, New York. What is the best [inaudible 00:37:08] used to get working in hip hop? There’s couple of angles to that question. As far as a recording platform, there’s Ableton Live, there’s Pro Tools, there’s Logic so whatever you prefer on that end as far as recording. As far as [inaudible 00:37:26] in regards to drum machines or gear, there’s the MPC Renaissance which a lot of cats do hip hop on. Let me see what else. I mean, some cats just use their laptop with various programs like Native Instruments, Drum…the Machine. So really, that’s a great question for you to actually maybe dive into YouTube as well and see what cats are using as it relates to hip hop and that particular genre. Everybody has a different setup, things that they use. I know for me, I use MPC 3,000 and sometimes the Renaissance but it’s all based on what you prefer. I take it based off your question that you maybe haven’t really started as far as working with a particular [inaudible 00:38:18] so your range is open. It really comes down to your preference and what you find the kind of gear that best suits your creativity so…

Cloie: We’ve got Chris from Chicago, Illinois wants to know what are my options if I study audio mixing, film, music, etc? What do you…Chris, can you clarify just a little bit? What do you mean…

DJ IZ: What are your options?

Cloie: What do you mean? What options or…do you know what I’m trying to say, Chris? I think you do. Just a little more specificity, if you don’t mind.

DJ IZ: Maybe options as in…

Cloie: Like what jobs you can…

DJ IZ: What jobs? Yeah, exactly.

Cloie: You can apply for or what programs? He says he doesn’t know. Just tell me what to focus on for jobs.

DJ IZ: Well, Chris, I can’t tell you what to focus on if I don’t really know what your appetite is for something. You could…it could be mixing, film, music, I don’t know. What are you passionate about? Let’s start there.

Cloie: Yeah.

DJ IZ: What are you passionate about?

Cloie: Because audio mixing is a valid world but it looks different in each…

DJ IZ: Yeah, and they’re so different. I mean, film isn’t music, music isn’t a film and mixing isn’t film or music so…

Cloie: He’s a beat maker hip hop guy but loves sound and movies etc.

DJ IZ: Okay. So you’re a producer. So what I would suggest your field should be in music because what’s a film without music? So those opportunities or options lend itself as you…just connecting with those different opportunities but it sounds like you probably should focus on music as well as audio mixing so that your music is…

Cloie: On point.

DJ IZ: On point and sounds good and sounds presentable. You probably…Chris might be another one…we need to just forward him down to our team and to have a conversation with to help zero in what he’s looking to do with his music. So we could definitely do that.

Cloie: So we’ve got Marky from Eerie, Pennsylvania. He wants to know, “What were you guys doing after the show at Roland with the Audibles last week?”

DJ IZ: That’s…

Cloie: Playing.

DJ IZ: We were playing. We were just having a good time. DJ and Jimmy were very curious about the DJ [inaudible 00:40:39] that I use with Roland and its functionality so we just played around. DJ DJed for a while and there was scratching and stuff and we just went back and forth and we just to hang out. I had been hanging out with them all week during the Grammys and they were excited about coming on the show and stuff. So just after the show, we just got to decompress and have a good time and chop it up. That’s pretty much what we were doing.

Cloie: Stephan from Atlanta, Georgia wants to know, “Any ideas about post production jobs in Atlanta? I keep hearing they send all the post production jobs back to LA.” No. There’s a ton of production in Atlanta.

DJ IZ: There’s a lot of production going on in Atlanta because it’s so much cheaper to shoot out there.

Cloie: It is.

DJ IZ: What I would best recommend is for you to go on our website and look at the vault of all our jobs because we’ve had a lot of jobs come up in Atlanta so…

Cloie: We had some last week I think too.

DJ IZ: Yeah, we had some last week. So definitely familiarize yourself with some of the jobs we have had in Atlanta because maybe that one didn’t get fulfilled and maybe there’s a way you can still apply for it. On our website, you will see…you’ll be able to email and get in touch with somebody within our Connected team who will get you a response ASAP.

Cloie: Let’s see what is…Alana from Houston, Texas. How do I make someone work on their craft when they think they’re all good but actually need some work? He’s into beat making and has talent but a little rough according to my ears. You can’t make somebody…

DJ IZ: Yeah. I always say…as much as I’ve been able to do, as much as you’ve been able to do, Cloie, we never stopped learning and I’ll be honest with you. If he was in this room, he’d get checked out the door because at the end of the day, all we really have to go by is what we’ve been able to really do in real time and you’ve got to have an open mind. You’ve got to have an open ear and talent isn’t enough. I think that’s the number one thing we deal with on our show and stress is that your talent is great. That’s cool. But that’s half of the piece. That ain’t even fully half of the piece in order to getting something done.

And I think you can’t really…like Cloie said, you can’t really make somebody work but at the same time, they can remain in that same space and they’ll be the only ones at the end of the day listening to their own beats versus the world.

Cloie: If you think you’ve arrived, then you probably won’t.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: If that makes any sense.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: And it’s like a conversation. We talk about ego sometimes. We all have ego in healthy doses and unhealthy doses. It’s just what we as people bring to the table, right. We’re all working through our own band of insecurities.

DJ IZ: Right, right.

Cloie: But I think that in your field, you have eyes, you have ears, you can see when somebody’s better than you or when somebody has a sound or flavor or an approach to a thing that you would like to know more about and that’s a conversation of hunger and if seeing that and getting inspired by that does not fuel you and you are still in this mindset of, “I think I’m perfect.”

DJ IZ: Right.

Cloie: Then there’s really nothing that you can do, Allan, but shout out to you for trying and having that [inaudible 00:43:45]

DJ IZ: And I think it’s important to…even at times for me, I questioned what my measuring stick is and it’s okay to think you’re great and you’ve arrived and you’re good because you’ve got to be confident but you’ve also got to have prospective and be able to be objective with yourself and like I said, if it’s…most of these cats play beats around their homies all day so of course the homies are like, “Man, that’s [inaudible 00:44:19] Until you get in a real room with cats that have got number one records on the charts right now in the genre that you love and that you’re creating for so yeah, it’s always good to be humble. And when you love your craft, nobody has to tell you.

Cloie: No.

DJ IZ: Because you’re constantly striving to be better and better and great and great. So that’s definitely…

Cloie: That dude’s going to get into a room with you and be like, “Actually, could you…” Like, “No.” This is what I did. It’s perfect.

DJ IZ: Yeah, so…

Cloie: I don’t have to work it.

DJ IZ: Yeah, that’s definitely something you always want to check at the door and I hope that he can come around and listen to you and take in that creative, constructive criticism or opinion so…

Baker from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Cloie: Baker from Baton Rouge. I love it.

DJ IZ: Really, how do you stay inspired when you have no tribe and no one believes in you? I’m a music producer. I’m depressed all the time, feel so alone in my quest to…be completely honest. Man, Baker…

Cloie: First of all, thank you for being honest.

DJ IZ: Thank you for being honest and my heart goes out to you but I’m going to tell you, man, all jokes aside, honest, just straight, pure honesty. A lot of us who don’t have the benefit of having a support system or somebody to cheer you on or somebody to encourage you, what I found is even for my journey of music, man, that had to be the fire for me. Not having…having the doubters, having the people that don’t want to see you get ahead, don’t want to see you…and that…I was able to creatively turn that into the fire I needed in order to be inspired to still want to create and it’s a hard road. I mean, nobody really talks about those things. It’s a tough road, man, and it’s not for everybody but I know one of those things when it comes to music, most people who love music like that, it’s in their DNA, it’s a part of who they are and you can’t run from it. And rather than possibly entertaining that idea, man, just use all of that to keep you going and to keep you hungry and to keep you wanting to prove people wrong. I think the greatest revenge is success.

Cloie: Listen…

DJ IZ: And I definitely feel where you’re coming from, man, but don’t give up. I believe in you and I haven’t heard anything you’ve done. But you know what? I believe in you just as somebody believed in me without talking to me, without hearing any music I played. They believed in me. They have me the chance. They gave me the opportunity. And there is people out there that still do that. So man, I would suggest that you send some of your creativity, your music to here at Connected and let us hear it, let us help. Let us…we believe in you.

Cloie: Yes, and I will also say to that it sounds like…it’s a clash of perspective, right, and I think that the minute that you start to give in to that…now, feel the feelings because that’s the thing about feeling is they demand to be felt and they will be felt but to the point of what IZ…that IZ is making is that we do have to find a way to repurpose those feelings, right. We can’t run from them but how can we reclaim then and use them to our benefit because the minute that you start to doubt yourself, you’re no better than the people that doubt you and they don’t matter.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: Right? They don’t matter.

DJ IZ: Yeah, they don’t. So I would say Baker, man, let us be your tribe, let us be the folks that believe in you here at Connected.

Cloie: We’re already a tribe. You’re tuning in.

DJ IZ: We’re here, man. So send us your music, man. We’d love to listen to what you’ve got and what you’re doing and help you in any way we can. We’ll be your support system, bro. All right, man. Stay creative.

Cloie: Raven from Monrovia, California. Should I send my music for a gig even if they don’t…yes.

DJ IZ: Yeah, absolutely. As part of the presentation even if it’s a snippet. 15, 20, 30 seconds. Absolutely. That’s always a good idea. Casandra from somewhere in Aruba. Are you guys going to have more scholarships opportunities? I really want to attend the recording connection but my schools schedule hasn’t given me the time to work on completing the scholarship requirements. Well, let me tell you. Yes, we are going to have some more in the future. We absolutely are. In regards to your school schedule, honey, I’m going to tell you what we had to tell somebody previously. When you want it, you’re up at three a.m., you’re up at four a.m., you’re up at five a.m. That’s the difference between the person that doesn’t want it versus the person that wants it and is going to do whatever it takes…possible to apply for this scholarship.

Cloie: It’s a true story.

DJ IZ: That’s a true story. That’s no bells and whistles, no icing on the cake. Don’t mean to sound mean. If I am, I’m just telling you based on what my story was coming up. There was no…there’s no woulda, coulda, shoulda. You just do it.

Cloie: Shout out to Aruba.

DJ IZ: Yeah, shout out to Aruba and Casandra, aside from that note, thank you for tuning in. First and foremost, thank you for tuning in, thank you for representing Aruba.

Cloie: Can we come visit you?

DJ IZ: We definitely…make it a point to tune in if you can every Monday because we are here. Myra from Illinois. I want to write screenplay and I’m curious about film. Should I do the screenwriting program or the whole FC program? That’s for you, Cloie.

Cloie: Listen. If you want to…yes. I just…I’m going to say yes because that’s one of those questions where you’re like, “I want to do this thing and I don’t know where to start.”

DJ IZ: Right.

Cloie: And I think that…just yes. The program is the…not only the perfect place to start but to just get your mind thinking too in that world, right. And also, just start writing it, right.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: You…nobody is saying that you…get the words out and you can form and shape them later but make sure that you are taking those ideas and doing something active with them because it’s real easy to sit on an idea and have nothing come to fruition. So I say yes.

DJ IZ: Yeah, I think it’s a good practice to entertain the idea of doing the whole program because I think there’s other components that you’ll pick up, that you’ll need to have as it relates to screenplay, screenwriting stuff. So you want to have all those components and you want to be able to utilize from the information that comes with the recording radio film connection as it relates to business.

Cloie: Yeah.

DJ IZ: So that’s definitely something to keep in mind and we’d be happy to assist you in any of those questions. I’m not sure if you heard Cloie earlier but you can also reach out and connect with our team. Cloie, if you can, let her know.

Cloie: [email protected]

DJ IZ: Well, Cloie…oh, we’ve got one that just came in from Aspen. Mike. Let’s see. I know I’m creative, love music, love film, love all of it. How do I figure out what to focus on? Can’t make my mind up. I’m 23. Well, the great thing is you’re 23 so you’ve still got HDH going on in you. You know what I’m saying? You’re still producing all those…yeah, those good hormones. Man, I would say focus on what you love the most. I would say with music, you can’t serve two masters because either one requires all of you and music, if it’s music for you, if it’s film for you. I would say, man, just choose one, man, and give it a 150%. It’s hard to give a 150% to two things simultaneously at the same time.

Cloie: It’s very…

DJ IZ: It’s virtually impossible. Because I know what music’s going to require from you on one end and what film…they’re going to be two completely different things and…

Cloie: To the point of what we were saying to somebody earlier, film…music is huge too but within the world of music, you’re talking about different genres. In the world of film, you’re talking about different…are you talking about in front of the camera, behind the camera? What exactly are you talking about, right.

DJ IZ: Right, right.

Cloie: So it’s also…yes, it’s great to love it but you do have to, I would say, start somewhere. It doesn’t mean that you love one more or the other but start.

DJ IZ: Yeah, and the great thing at the end of the day, when you perfect one or the other, they’re going to speak to each other anyway. So eventually, if you choose music, later on down the road, you’re going to be dealing and talking to film folks anyway because they still very much work together. However, the paths to excel in those things are very…they look different than each other. So I would say, man, whatever your gut’s telling you, whatever you feel strongest about, whatever you feel you’re really, really good at right now, I would say go with that one.

Cloie: Yeah.

DJ IZ: Let’s see.

Cloie: All right. We’ve got our last question from Nathan. Nathan says, “I left my four-year college in park because of film connection looking to attend soon and just discovered Connected last week.” Hey.

DJ IZ: Hey. What up?

Cloie: Love and appreciate what you guys are doing. Thank you so much Nathan.

DJ IZ: Man, we love that feedback, man. Thank you. Thank you. And we appreciate you also for entertaining the idea of coming to the film connection.

Cloie: Yeah.

DJ IZ: One of the things we also like to stress within the film radio connection, recording connection, your classroom is the actual working environment, it’s the actual film set, it’s the actual studio, it’s the actual kitchen, it’s the actual radio room. So those are key things to keep in mind. The days of classroom, man…that ain’t even in our…I’m ashamed that I even said classroom on this show. So for those folks who are thinking about making that jump, taking that journey, that road path over here on the radio recording film connection, I think that’s one of our greatest bullet points or attributes is that we’re no longer putting folks in classrooms. We never have been and your classroom is going to be in the real world, in real time, acquiring real experience right then and there.

Cloie: And the follow up to that is that he wants to know how strict is the less than two-minute rule on the scholarship videos? If you’re talking 2:05, I feel like that’s one thing. If you’re talking about 10 minutes, no.

DJ IZ: Yeah.

Cloie: No. No.

DJ IZ: Yeah, I would say keep it short and sweet but very, very explosive and dynamic as far as what you want us to see about you guys.

Cloie: Yeah, you can do it in two minutes. You have to do it in two minutes because it’s two minutes.

DJ IZ: Let’s see. I think that was…I think we hit them all, man. Yeah, we got Raven. Shout out…so shout out to Stephan, Allan, Baker, Raven, Casandra, Myra, Mike, Nathan for…

Cloie: Markie.

DJ IZ: For getting in on this Q&A. Robbie, William, Chris. Shout out to you guys for engaging with us on that Q&A and something we do every Monday so we always look forward to hearing your questions and chopping it up and definitely want to shout out to team for making this possible today. Nobody does it alone so definitely got to shout out to Connected team. Shout out to Roland. We’ll see you next week. See you next week. See, it’s a real show. Real show. Anything else I’m missing out? Do you want to go and let them know where they can track our day to day movement on the social?

Cloie: Guys, please, find us across social media. Check it out right there. We are just everywhere. We are @IZConnected on Facebook, on the this, on the that. You can get to us, of course, [email protected] and you’re finding our jobs and everything like that, rrfedu.com/connected/latest. That’s where we have all of our jobs. Of course, our vault is where we have all of our other information in terms of what we have posted and all of our resources and we want to thank you for tuning in.

So I think we need a little bit more music, IZ. What do you think?

DJ IZ: I’m with it. Let’s go.

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