SoundGirls has announced a slate of upcoming webinars that will address a range of professional audio and career-related topics. In addition, the organization has launched a podcast, with the most recent edition featuring noted front of house engineer Greg Price, who’s also the co-owner of Diablo Digital. (Check out the podcast here.)
Recordings of previous SoundGirls webinars are located on YouTube here. The upcoming schedule includes:
The Importance Of Branding & Social Media
Tuesday, June 30, starting at 5 pm U.S. Pacific time
Professionals who want to establish themselves as credible and reliable must develop a strong personal brand. This session will be moderated by Laura B. Whitmore, vice president of marketing at Positive Grid and a singer/songwriter, event producer, and founder of the Women’s International Music Network and The She Rocks Awards. Laura will be joined by:
— Dani Mari, a vocalist, producer and visual artist who’s the founder of Female Frequency, BrookLAdelphia and Cruel Beauty Productions, in addition to handling content management at SoulSpazm and serving as vice president of GrindEthos Records & Label Services.
— Sarah Martinico, a graduate of Berklee College of Music who started her professional career in Los Angeles in marketing at BMG, where she founded and created the first-ever royalty-bearing stems for sale from a major publisher’s catalog via Avid Pro Tools. She went on to work for Native Instruments developing sound packages and marketing content with clients, and then opened her own company in 2019 called SL Music & Marketing. She has also worked with numerous Grammy-winning producers, songwriters and artists.
— Catharine Wood, a Los Angeles-based composer/producer and studio owner. She launched her career engineering on high-profile commercials – including the first Apple iPhone spot. As a mix/mastering engineer, she has delivered more than 500 (both original & client) commercially released songs. Her facility, Planetwood Studios, specializes in production and composition services for the film & TV industries.
Go here to register for this session.
Sound Editing For The Mix Stage
A discussion on best practices on processing, editing, stereo versus 5.1, communication, and more for delivering to re-recording mixers on the dub stage. This session will be moderated by Karol Urban, president of the Cinema Audio Society who’s recent re-recording mixer credits include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Single Parents,” ” Project Blue Book,” and “Gentefied.” She will be joined by:
— Sherry Klein and Scott Weber, a re-recording mixer team at Smart Post Sound in Burbank, CA. Shows mixed together include “New Amsterdam,” “The Passage,” “Queen of the South,” and “Reverie.”Sherry was one of the first female television mixers in Los Angeles after being a recording engineer at Larrabee Studios in the late 70s. She mixes dialog and music. Scott is a two-time Emmy Award winner (as one of the re-recording mixers on “Westworld” and “Lost”), and mixes FX and Foley.
— Marla McGuire, a supervising sound editor who has worked on “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Scandal,” “The Killing,” and “Seven Seconds.”
Note: This webinar will also be streamed live on the SoundGirls Facebook page, with the recording posted on the organization’s YouTube channel. Go here to register for this session.
Once You Have the Gig – What Makes You Stand Out?
Monday, July 20 starting at 4 pm U.S. Pacific time
Topics include how to get promoted, etiquette for freelancers, how scheduling works and more. This session will be moderated by April Tucker, a Los Angeles-based re-recording mixer and sound editor who works in television, film, and new media. She holds both a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music/Sound Recording. April enjoys doing educational outreach such as writing for industry blogs, giving lectures and presentations. She will be joined by:
— Tina Morris, studio manager, The Village Studios (Los Angeles)
— Catherine Vericolli, owner/manager/engineer, Fivethirteen (Tempe, AZ)
— Meegan Holmes, global sales, 8th Day Sound (Los Angeles)
Note: This webinar is limited to 100 people. It will also be live on Facebook and will be recorded and posted on the SoundGirls website. Go here to register for this session.