One of the new faces to watch out for in 2012 is Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten. Praised for one of most original voices by NPR and Nashville Scene as of late, she has been touring constantly in support for her new album Tramp which was released last February. Produced by Aaron Dressner, co-founder of the National, the album is now available on iTunes.
UK-based media trainer and producer Andrew Devis hosts the Adobe Premiere Pro Podcast, a video podcast on easy-to-follow tutorials about Adobe Premiere Pro. In this episode, Devis displays recording tips on how to record an actual narration which also includes target, mute and solo tracks.
Click on the image to view how he recorded his rendition of ‘The Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carrol.
Here’s a podcast show that graphic designers of all levels will enjoy — Rookie Designer with graphic designers and photographers Kitty Florido and Jake Ness! This podcast is the brainchild of Adam Hay who grew tired of all the jargon and so-called 'elitist' discussions on graphic design. So he created this show that welcomes all kinds of graphic designers who wish to share and discuss their experiences in the field.
The show runs on a regular 2-week basis, covering several topics per episode. Kitty and Jake do a good job at delivering their show in a warm, relaxed manner without getting too technical and dry, making for fun, easy listening.
Click on the image above to get their iTunes podcast feed today!
Comedian and 'Godfather of Hipsterdom' Gavin McInnes provides us with tongue-in-cheek tips on dressing your age for aging hispter-wannabes. In this video, he demonstrates how 41-year-old men like him should dress, in spite of his wry declaration, "I hate shopping. I'd rather French-kiss my dad."
Ladies and gentlemen, 41 years old.
He also dispenses classic words of fashion wisdom. "I think fashion and style is a fun game and people who take it seriously miss the point, and people who don't participate miss the point. you're young and beautiful for about 20 years, dress up," he says. "Dress like a maniac when you're young and then let that go. Grow old gracefully." Now THAT'S good style sense.
Click on these gals to watch their wistful video of The Lion’s Roar.
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit has released their latest album, The Lion’s Roar and it has already charted in Sweden, U.K., Norway, Denmark and Australia. Composed of sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg, both in early 20s, they have won over listeners worldwide with their close, woodsy vocal harmonies.
The sophomore LP features wider scope of sounds, incorporating echo-laden choral arrangements. Get it now on iTunes!
After much anticipation for a feature film version of the hit TV series 24, fans are left to wait a little longer after news broke that its upcoming production on April has been put to a halt. Insider sources say that the decision was due to a disagreement between 20th Century Fox and ‘24’ star Kiefer Sutherland regarding the film’s budget and his salary. Sources also say that Fox would only offer a budget of no higher than $30 million, and both Kiefer Sutherland and producer Brian Grazer were aiming for somewhere in the lower 40's – at least.
“It’s not just what you say, but how you say it.” You may have heard that phrase at least once — it’s about choosing the right words AND method of expressing yourself, which are critical in keeping your listeners’ attention.
That’s why for today I decided to feature the Voice Over Experts’ podcast channel from Voices.com, a site primarily for voice actors. Since there are more audio than video podcasters, you might be able to benefit from some of the helpful tips from this channel. Some of the topics covered here are: controlling your vocal sound on a microphone, the importance of versatility, social networking tips, and more. One of these days, you might just find your own signature tone, and your podcast listeners will love you for it!
Fans of John Mayer may have to wait a little longer than expected to see him perform live as the seven-time Grammy award winner singer, songwriter and musician announced the cancellation of his Spring 2012 Tour, as part of his new album promotion. Mayer, who underwent surgery to repair an inflammation on his vocal cords last time, will again take an indefinite hiatus from performing live because it’s revealed that the “granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed”.
His new album Born and Raised is set to be released on the scheduled date, May 22, 2012, after its first single Shadow Days debuted last March 5 and is now available on iTunes.
Advocacy tools website Change.org announced on Monday that high school student Katy Butler just found a few but significant allies in Congress as more than 20 members signed her petition for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to lower the ‘R’ rating on the documentary movie Bully.
Rep. Mike Honda (D-ca) took the lead on the signing which also included a letter to former Senator Chris Dodd, who is now CEO of the MPAA.Click here for more info and a list of the cosigners in Congress.