April 2017 Newsletter

Stickman SOUND.
Visits Nevada Womens Film Festival

The Nevada Women’s Film Festival was held March 23rd-26th. We were lucky enough to get in on early sponsorship and even luckier to attend some of the events. The festival kicked off at the Eclipse Theater with a panel about diversity and inclusion in the film and television industry and the premiere of “The Track” (http://www.thetrackfilm.com/read-me/). The rest of the weekend was spent at the Springs Preserve for more interviews, panels and short films. It was inspiring and had us walking away enthusiastically saying “Make all the films!”

So if y’all are locals or have been in Vegas for a bit, this spring thing is nothing new. If you aren’t local or haven’t survived a spring in Vegas, let’s tell you a little bit about it. If I was given a dollar every time I sneezed this month, I might be able to retire early. I thought my dog went out and laid in the grass to come inside covered in dirt, but no, that was pollen, which he proudly shook off in the middle of the living room. 40 degree mornings turn into 80 degree days and thunder storms with flooding are as unpredictable as the wind storms (RIP Main Street Station sign). Hopefully Vegas will get it’s act together before NAB and show off it’s tourist friendly weather for everyone!

Get Involved

Every year your support makes the Nevada Womens Film Festival possible! Lets continue to keep bringing great films, filmmakers and programs to Southern Nevada. Go to http://www.nwffest.com/support/sponsorship-packages to help sponsor this awesome event!

Youtube & Facebook

Stickman Sound now has our own Youtube channel as well as a new and updated Facebook page. Make sure you give us a like and check out the links below!

NAB 2017 is right around the corner and we are excited to get out of the shop and explore. This year Fernando will be working with Lectrosonics in presenting a special production sound seminar titled “Not Just for Reality Anymore.”  If you want to stay on our good side check it out!  You can find Lectrosonics in Central Hall, booth #3322.

Plan ahead and book your sound equipment as soon as you know you are filming!  Gear starts flying off the shelves like Dorothy is leaving Kansas.  We will be open all week, but please call or text before dropping by to make sure we are here and not out buying someone a beer.

 

 

March 2017 Newsletter

Stickman. Sound. Gets. Lucky.

Now that Valentine’s Month is over, we can all start trading candy hearts for green beer! We hope everyone gets a little Luck ‘o the Irish and has a work filled month.

Fernando spent a week at his alma mater, Full Sail University this past month. The stars aligned and he couldn’t think of better way to celebrate his birthday than by attending the Eighth Annual Hall of Fame.  Past and present inductees spend time with students doing workshops and panels to help prepare them for the world after graduation and beyond.  It gives the students a special opportunity to network with some of the best people in their fields and it gives the graduates a chance to catch up and remember where they started.  Full Sail’s philosophy centers on recognizing the value in creative thinking and the importance of hands on experience and that is something Fernando has kept near to him. Check out the video we have linked below to learn more about HOF week at Full Sail. We hope you all enjoy the rest of March and we look forward to sharing more Stickman shenanigans next month!

We are selling all of our Block 26 Rev. A VRTs on Ebay! Check them out and let us know if you have any questions.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lectrosonics-VRT-Block-26-Rev-A-/142291203018?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT

Rycote Softies

First come first serve 20 dollar used Rycote Softies!

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How Education Is Important To Stickman Sound!

Stickman Sound believes in the power of knowledge and is proud to sponsor the John Morris Technical Theatre Scholarship at The Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and a Graduate Scholarship at Full Sail University.

We also have an open door policy at the shop. Stickman invites freelancers, new and seasoned, to stop in and play with our gear. We encourage hands on learning so they can stay up to date and hone their craft. It’s always nice to see a group of gear geeks together coming up with solutions and new ways to do things.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for live “how to” videos where you can ask questions and get real time answers. We will post the videos here, but you can get faster answers by tuning in live. We are working on getting videos together for YouTube, but trying to schedule everyone in the same room at the same time for more than 5 minutes is more difficult that it should be! (Have you hugged your Production Coordinator today?)

Under the Education tab we have listed manuals to some of our most popular equipment. The reading is a little dry, but very educational! Stayed tuned to the newsletter as we will be sure to make a big deal of things as we get them going.