We at Nerd Girls were so excited about our Girls Behind the Board episode, we wanted to find out more about how young women might get into this field. We interviewed an expert: Midge Costin, the Kay Rose Professor in the Art of Sound Editing at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She just directed the upcoming documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound. What are some of the most fun and interesting things you've done working in sound?
Dr. Genevieve Williams. Source: University of Exeter Composers, programmers and engineers are combining art and science to create a better understanding of data through sonification. One example is a two-minute recording that portrays, with music, an image of the Mars sunrise as it was captured by the Opportunity rover on its 5,000th Martian day on the red planet. Dr. Genevieve Williams, of the University of Exeter, and her colleague, Dr. Domenico Vicinanza, director of the S
A civil engineer has designed an acoustic approach to detect defects in concrete bridge decks. The system represents an alternative to the conventional method of of dragging chains along a bridge service to identify delamination, a gradual separation of concrete layers that can subtly compromise the structural integrity of a bridge. "When we find this delamination, we should fix it," says JinyingZhu, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Nebraska-Linco
The magic behind movie sounds and the beats behind pop hits, Ginge Cox and Grammy-winner Laura Sisk talk all things sound. 7:58 | 12/01/18 | Season 1 This episode is brought to you by Epilog Laser Corp. #S1E2TheGirlsBehindtheBoard
Lauren Hasson discovered computer science in high school, but it took patience, insight, and a flexible attitude to find the fulfilling career she deserved. When she landed the perfect position for her skills and interests, she flourished, compiling an impressive list of accolades. But what happens when you realize that you’re a superstar coder who’s not getting paid what you deserve? If you’re Hasson, you master the art of salary negotiation and then create Develop[Her] to h
Ginge Cox is an artist who uses sound to paint a picture. She’s a re-recording mixer for feature films, including James Franco’s Actors Anonymous and Alex Buronova’s Pale Blue. She takes dialogue, sound effects, and music, along with so-called “atmospheres” like falling rain, explosions, or squeaking chairs, and creates the film’s sound experience. In something of a paradox, the goal that Ginge shares with other sound engineers is that the sound becomes such a natural part o
The news has been dominated by women speaking out about their experiences as victims of other people’s despicable misconduct. We hear about it happening in Hollywood, Industry and Academia. Fortunate individuals who have not lived through such a horrible experience often ask: “Why is she bringing this up now after so many years have passed?” Or, “Why didn’t she come forward, after she became successful and safe from retribution?” Within these very questions lie some of the a