Audio Engineering Graduate Kaya Black is now working at KIX 102.9 in Raleigh, NC. Kaya is an on air personality on weekends from 10am-2pm on Saturday and 12pm – 6pm Sunday. Check out his page at www.Kayablack.com. After gaining the skills and knowledge in Audio Engineering from Living Arts, Kaya has come to the forefront of his field and is a Creativity Professional.
With his business savvy and extensive industry training, Frank was able to start his own successful events and production business and eventually gained much experience with shift radio production, promotions, remote broadcasts and much more. After nominations for two North Carolina Underground Music Awards, opening performances for Naughty By Nature, Bobby Valentino, Tony Sunshine & Lil Mama and appearances on local TV, radio and newspaper, Frank released his debut solo album.
Frank is now the midday on-air personality/assistant program director for Pulse FM (96.9 & 102.5 – WPLW) from 10am to 3pm.
Living Arts College wishes Frank the best in his continued success and looks forward to hearing about more in the future!
June 2013 Uptone Pictures produced a film based on a true story about a union soldier during the civil war who was captured and escaped from a Florence POW camp in 1864. The film was made here in North Carolina at the Stageville Plantation in Oxford. Twenty one days at approximately fourteen hours per day, cast and crew battled the heat, ticks, snakes, mosquitos, and more to film this epic event.
Mike Davis, CEO of Uptone Pictures and a longtime friend of Living Arts College has always been a huge supporter of our faculty and students. He contracted Professor Craig Brandwynne and his company Center Sound Records to provide all of the audio and music needed for the film. Craig hired about 12 students from the college for the project. Some were paid and some were interns depending on their availability and experience. This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to have this type of credit on their resume while attending college. There were some more students that did participate in a limited fashion but they did get some experience.
Our institution is very proud to be a part on this film as it is opening in over 250 theaters around the country and slated for many overseas markets. The following faculty and students were a part of this production. Some are continuing to work on the M&E Track for overseas distribution.
Union Bound premiered on January 14, 2016 at the Marquee Cinema at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh NC.
Living Arts College received screen credit along with all of the students that participated in the film.
Professor Craig Brandwynne – Sound Supervisor/Composer
Professor Nicholas Bagwell – Lead location sound mixer /Post Production dialog, music editor, SFX editor and mix engineer
Professor Benjamin R. Parks – Additional Voices (ADR)
STUDENTS & ALLUMNI
Louis Russell – Assistant Location Sound Mixer/Boom Operator
Brian West – Boom Operator
Thomas McCollugh – Boom Operator
Jefferey Whitner – Foley & Sound Design
Rebecca Grant – Foley & Sound Design
Max Gratzer – Foley & Sound Design
Jeremey Allred – Foley & Sound Design
Arnold Hernandez – Foley & Sound Design
Fredrick Williams – Additions Gospel Music
Cameron Bullock – Additional Voices (ADR)
Brandon Thomas – Additional Voice (ADR)
Jordan Ramsey – Additional Voices (ADR)
Marsalis Davis – Additional Voices (ADR)
EXTRAS (On Screen)
with an all new look and brand new feel, Living Arts Live returns to the front with breaking-in news and details on the latest in Filmmaking, Animation, Photography, Interior Design, Audio Production, Interactive Media and more!