Welcome to the Audio Post Career Accelerator!
I'm happy you're here and taking advantage of this one-of-a-kind virtual course! A long time ago when I was a runner at a busy post house, one of my supervisors came up to me and told me he would teach me everything he knew. I never forgot that, and I'm here to do the same thing for you!
I actually don't like to call this platform a course! It's more like a virtual apprenticeship at a real audio post house. The lessons are designed to teach by doing. Lesson upon lesson, simulating what it would be like to be put into the mix chair! This is how I learned on the job, session after session, building the speed and creative decision making skills I needed to succeed. There truly is no other way to become good at audio post production. You become good by doing... and lots of repetition.
With each lesson you will be challenged with a completely new audio project. These projects will help you build up the skills needed to walk into any audio facility and skip the steps that young graduates usually have to endure. College graduates usually spend up to a year as a "runner". After the runner position you may be archiving media for a few years. Next if you're lucky, you might be able to do some sound editing or sit in on a mix. I designed this course to help you skip those steps.
Ok, so here's the deal, let's not call them lessons from this point out. Since this platform is built to be like a real apprenticeship in a studio, let's call them SESSIONS!
The Sessions are grouped in sections, 3 to 5 sessions per weekly section. Sections are made progressively available a week at a time. That will give you approximately 1 day to finish each session in a section. But fear not, there is no time limit. Take your time to get each session right, you will never lose access to them.
When you work at a real facility, you don't have the ability to pick and choose your sessions, so really take your time with each one as if you have to complete it for a real client. Audio post is all about paying attention to the smallest details. Build good habits now and you'll thank me later.
What's in the Sessions?
What are the sessions like? Again, I created this apprenticeship to simulate what it might be like to work at a real audio post production facility. That means that the sessions will range across many different types of work. Commercials, film, sound effects editing, dialogue editing, sound design, music editing, and even some light music scoring. Not a musician? Don't worry we will go over musical sound design! On many sessions I've had to add musical elements to my sound design work, and you will too!
Most of the commercial sessions are audio only, meaning that there is no picture. Why? Well, in my opinion, the most important thing is how you edit the voices to create a good mix. Practice editing the human voice is one of the most important elements of this course.
Here is a list of the kind of sessions you will find and keep in mind that I am constantly adding and refining the course contents!
- Commercials - audio only
- Sound design - with picture
- Narration - audio only
- Film Clip Excerpts
- Full length short films
- Music Score Mixing
- Radio Imaging - audio only
Value for the Money
Audio school can be expensive. Comparatively, the price you are paying for this curriculum is a fraction of what an audio school charges. And don't get me wrong here, I'm not knocking audio school. I know amazing audio educators and attending school is one of the best times you'll ever have in your life. The life long connections, friendships and knowledge you will gain is uncontested. But, the reality is that if you can't afford audio school, you'll probably gain more real world experience in this apprenticeship than you ever could attain in college.
In school you'll more than likely do at most, 10 or 15 projects. In this curriculum, you will feel what it's like to work for a real audio post house and do hundreds of sessions! And don't forget, I'll always be there, as well as the other mentorship platform members, for friendship and to help guide and inspire you.
Do I Need Audio School?
Even though this curriculum was designed to supplement your college education and be a bridge between school and your first job... in reality this platform can stand on its own, opening up the fun and exciting world of audio post production to those that can't afford audio school.
Guess what? I never went to audio school! (but I did go to a 4 year college). Starting from a messenger position I was promoted up to the dubbing room where I then learned on the job as an apprentice from great film editors and audio mentors... and of course trial by fire, session after session after session. And now, I'm here to mentor you and give you the experience that I had.
Mentorship and on the job training was the base of my successful 30+ year career. So If I could do it that way, you can too! Commit to accepting this challenge, stick with it, and I know you'll be able to make a career in audio post.
A Note About Our Refund Policy
Once you buy the course there are no refunds.
This is why I give you a full week of sessions for free so you can figure out if the APCA is right for you. If you are not satisfied with the free sessions and don't want to take this challenge, please don't purchase the course.
If you find that the free weeks worth of sessions are not enough, join me on the free mentorship platform as I plan on posting free sessions there from time to time. I do free seminars too!
Oh, and if you are one of the first 70 or so people to join, I'll send you 3 free microphones! This is another reason why all sales are final as I can't issue a refund after I've shipped out microphones.
It took over a year for me to build this course. I created it for people who are committed... really committed to getting hands on experience in audio post. So it's time to get real and ask yourself if audio post production is right for you.
Full disclosure here. Some of these sessions might be boring and even monotonous! On the flip side, some might be a lot of fun and interesting! But I'll tell you right now, if you have a problem with boring, tough jobs or repetition, you might want to avoid the audio post industry entirely.
BUT, If you’re up for this challenging and lengthy curriculum, want to collaborate with filmmakers to help tell stories, and fully understand how much better and more employable the APCA will make you, you’ve come to the right place!
Certificate of Completion and Reference Letter
If you are here and plan on staying, I'm gonna bet that you already understand that practice makes perfect, and I promise you that if you diligently complete this apprenticeship, you will be more than ready for a job at any audio post house in the world. Employers will be more apt to hire you too, knowing that you completed this vast curriculum I've set up for you! Upon completion I'll grant you a certificate and I will personally vouch for you as a reference. I’ll even supply you with a reference letter! And the best part? I may even be able to help you find a job by actively reaching out to studios on your behalf! No promises, but I'm sure that once things get rolling with this course, Audio Pro Network will become the best place to find new audio post talent!
The Mentorship Community
If you are not a member of the Audio Pro Network Mentorship Community, joining is a must and the only way to get the most out of this apprenticeship! This private network is filled with members just like you, making their way into the audio post production industry, so it's great for networking, and being a member is also how we will communicate during your apprenticeship.
If you end up purchasing the APCA, you will be admitted to a private group on the mentorship platform where you will be able to get 1-2-1 with me for personal coaching, but for now, join the main mentorship site below.
Ok, lets get your audio post career started! Join the mentorship platform now before you move on to the next free lecture.... It only takes a few seconds to sign up.
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See you on the network!
Joe Miuccio | Founder | Audio Pro Network
*Please note; if you decide to purchase the APCA before you are finished with the free content, you must "Complete and Continue" all the lessons in the free week to move onto the paid Week 01 content. After that, new content drops on a weekly basis for 40 weeks.