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CSP Donates Mobile Recording Unit to NESCom

The fleet of mobile production units at the New England School of Communications at Husson University grew by leaps and bounds thanks to a generous donation by CSP Mobile Productions. CSP is based in Saco, ME  and is one of the fastest growing mobile HD and digital television production companies in the US.  The company donated their Unit 6 audio truck to NESCom for use as both an experiential learning lab and a mobile recording unit.

Inside the truck is a 2-room recording control room centered around a Yamaha PM-1D 96 input digital console. The racks include processing from TC Electronic, DBX, Eventide, Yamaha, and Lexicon. Genelec and Yamaha monitors as well as a closet of microphones round out this fully operational “studio on wheels”. “We are fortunate to have supporters of the New England School of Communications at Husson University, like CSP Mobile Productions” says Thom Johnston, Dean of NESCom. “The gift of this unique mobile audio studio to Husson, with all of its technology, will give our students the opportunity to take their mixing skills on the road.”

Future use of the unit will include both class room applications, stand along remote recording, as well as coupling with the existing NESCom HD Mobile Productions Unit.

José Feliciano Album Mixed in NESCom Control Room E by Walter Clissen

Walter Clissen with Executive Producer/Manager for Jose Feliciano Helmuth Schaerf

Associate Professor Walter Clissen with Executive Producer/Manager for Jose Feliciano, Helmuth Schaerf. Photo by Larry Ayotte

Spring break is a time for students to take a break from their studies, to relax, and to catch up with friends. For the faculty however, spring break is a chance to spend some serious time working on projects both in and out of the classroom.

Walter Clissen, Associate Professor in the Audio Engineering department at NESCom at Husson University spent the majority of his spring break working on a musical project that spans the globe and brings together world-class talent. Clissen is in the mixing stage of a new album by artist José Feliciano in NESCom’s own Audio Control E. The project, which will be released as an album, has Feliciano playing guitar along with members of the Sofia Symphonic Orchestra and soprano Arno Raunig. It features operatic arias for castrati composed by Mozart which have never been transcribed for guitar.

The album is being mixed in both stereo and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound  and will be released later this year.

Students Participte In NESN Next Producer Competition

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Five Video Production students at the New England School of Communications at Husson University are finalists in the Next Producer competition being held by NESN (New England Sports Network).

Heather Andrews, Dave Roberts, Ryan Carignan, Nick Young & Justin Foster worked as part of a team to tell the story of what it takes to cover a live sporting event. “We push that a broadcast team is just like a football team” says Andrews. “One team, one goal, striving for perfection, and going for the win (or in our case success)”.

NESN’s Next Producer competition is a new series that will officially premier on NESN on April 6th. The seven-episode run will air the student-made short films following Red Sox post-game coverage. The student filmmakers will get access to and input from two Hollywood producers with ties to New England – television Hall of Famer and Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and Co- creator/Executive Producer, Brad Falchuk (Glee, American Horror Story, etc.). Falchuk is a Newton, Massachusetts native and passionate New England sports fan. Werner and Falchuk will coach the finalists to improve their films and pick the winner.

You can view & vote for the NESCom entry into the competition HERE. Help support the great work of NESCom students by sharing the voting link with friends and family.

Student Finalist In Photographer’s Forum National Photography Contest

Chris Parelius

Chris Parelius

Christopher Parelius, a student in the Video Production department at the New England School of Communications at Husson University has been selected as a finalist in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s 35th Annual College & High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon USA. The contest received over 17,000 photographs from students all over the world.

As part of the competition, the work will be included in the magazine’s annual publication Best of College & High School Photography 2015

Photography by Chris Parelius

Photography by Chris Parelius

To view all the finalists, visit the competition website