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OIART Alumni – 2013 Juno Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2013 Juno winners and nominees! We proudly posted about the nominees that involve OIART Alumni, and you can read that here. The awards were given over the weekend of April 20-21, and we’re happy to announce the following winners that involved OIART alumni: ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR Rush – … Continue reading

OIART Alumni – 2013 Juno Nominations

The 2013 Juno nominations were released this week and we spotted a number of nominations for projects that OIART Alumni had a hand in making. Below is a list of those nominations, with reference to our Alumni involvement. Congratulations to all nominees! ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR Billy Talent – Dead Silence, assistant Kevin O’Leary(’09) … Continue reading


OIART Student Post – Sinan – Foley Recording

Doing Foley for a animated commercial can be a very creative process –  even when recording things like footsteps. (What is Foley?) In the ad we worked on, people in posters come alive and walk around. I had the idea of recording steps in piles of crumpled paper, to make it sound like it is … Continue reading

UPDATE: Where are they now? Class of 2011-12, graduate updates.

*Updated December 19, 2012 – see end of list for newest additions!


OIART Student Blog – Gerald – Week 12 (’12-’13)

In LIMBO…. This was definitely one of our more accomplished weeks so far. Week 12 meant the conclusion of our 5 week Sound Design Project of a trailer for the video game ‘LIMBO’. The one minute and seven second trailer had us cutting our teeth matching sound effects, creating ambiance, working with music tracks, and … Continue reading


OIART Student Blog – Gerald – Week 11 (’12-’13)

On location in London… The most interesting thing that happened this week was our foray into location audio; the “ninjas of the audio world”. For those not in the know, location audio is the recording of audio for television or film on set or, on location. And like any good ninja, location audio engineers or … Continue reading


OIART Student Blog – Gerald – Week 10 (’12-’13)

Week 10 seemed to be the start of the countdown to our semester one finals. Even Lab content became subtlety intense. Compression, equalization, Limbo, and a Dice game were all elements of labs. But, that doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun! Or maybe I am reading way too much into the Lab content sheet.   … Continue reading


OIART Student Blog – Gerald – Week 9 (’12-’13)

Good evening, morning, or whatever time it is where you are. My name is a Gerald, and I will be writing this weekly blog to inform, and possibly amaze, those interested in learning about OIART’s labs and student life. Labs are essentially deeply involved learning sessions which teach additional material, application, and test one’s understanding … Continue reading

Industry Spotlight on Mike Tompkins

We recently interviewed OIART graduate and YouTube artist Mike Tompkins. Mike talks to us about his YouTube success, working with Timbaland, moving to LA, working on original material, his experience at OIART & post-grad, and he gives some advice to people who are hoping to pursue a career in audio.

Choosing OIART – An Infographic

Choosing the school that will best meet your career goals is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. OIART’s education and career support make us one of the best-equipped options, but doing some research to ensure you’re making the right decision is vital. We’ve put together an Infographic to illustrate the value … Continue reading