Meeting Topic: November Monthly Report
Meeting Location: Webster University
This past month, the Webster University chapter of the AES had a schedule that was as stuffed as a Thanksgiving turkey. We kicked off the month by helping out with the St. Louis International Film Festival. This is a local film fest that showcases independent films, both domestic and foreign, and plays them at various locations around the St. Louis area. This year, SLIFF celebrated its 25th year, and Webster was fortunate enough to host several films during the event's silver anniversary. On November 5th, a showing of Fritz Lang's Destiny was held at the school, and a live band performed the soundtrack alongside the silent film. Webster audio student Madison Vangyia, along with a few volunteers, reinforced the band's performance and recorded it for the musicians. We did this again a week later for the showing of Within Our Gates. Madison would go on to be elected Logistics Chair during our elections we held on the 15th. Other new AES officers are Vice-Logistics Chair Foster Asher, our two Hospitality Chairs, Brett Glover and Daniel Beedy, and Transportation Chair Aaron Kinney. These officers will be tasked with helping out with our Central Region Audio Student Summit this March. Finally, we hosted a 12 Hour Recording Session on the 19th. We collaborated with four music majors and brought them into our Studio A, where their goal was to write three songs in the studio, which we would then record and mix within the 12 hours. While only one song was completed, it gave the audio students who volunteered an early glimpse into the recording and mixing process, as well as some hands on experience. The occasion was such a success that we hope to make this a regular event. While November was a busy month, we already have more plans for December and January, including a very special guest lecture.
Written By: Andrew Kitchen