For Episode 046 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about : A Day in the Life of an Audio Engineer.
Michael Ehmcke has been in the entertainment industry for 31 years. After seeing Star Wars, he become obsessed with audio and sound. In high school he got involved with a professional production and learned audio from the audio engineers.
He became a DJ and learned about the gear involved. He went to college for lighting, but his work study was in audio lab, where he took on projects for seniors. He found a school in Orlando Florida called Full Sail, and he graduated from their program to become a full scale audio engineer. He currently works as an audio Engineer for Walt Disney World.
1. Michael gives a bit of detail into his role as an audio engineer. He explains the job, and what he does.
2. He shares his story about how he found the job and became an audio engineer.
3. Michael describes his day to day life within his career. He explains the intricacies of his work, and his role in the productions that he’s a part of, including lighting, stage setup and audio.
4. Michael tells Nissar about the parts of his job he enjoys the most, and he shares some of the challenges that come along with his line of work.
5. He talks about certifications, education, and how someone can get started in audio engineering.
“We’re usually behind the scenes people for any production that you see on TV, or on theater, live concerts, even sporting events.”
“I had some goals before I graduated high school, and maybe those goals never laid out, but I’m successful in other ways and happy with the goals I have now.”
“Knowing that I helped the band shaped the sound that’s going out to the guest, it’s exhilarating”
“Anything can happen during a live situation”
“Education doesn’t stop once you get there. You’re always learning something new”
Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren Kickback
Ending Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush