Jamil Houston - Production and Post Audio
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My name is Jamil Houston and I am an alumni of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I graduated with a B.F.A in Sound Design and double minored in music composition and music production. I currently live in Atlanta, GA where I've completed an internship at Silent Sound Studios and currently work as a stagehand for Rhino Staging.
I love a lot about the production of sound and music, but what I enjoy the most is the exploration of creativity it fosters. There are many elements we come across daily that can be used in our process of telling a story. I want to combine our experiences and play a part in your creation. I come from a singing and acting background, so the nostalgia of my younger years radiate when working with a crew on a production.
Beyond working on creative projects such as: animated films, motion media and live action, Rhino Staging has given me much experience in other areas of production such as lighting, video, rigging and live sound. My prior experience as an intern at Silent Sound Studios taught me the importance of maintaining attention to detail. It's through this practice, that even while under pressure I've been able to focus on the task at hand while being aware of my surroundings. This skill is helpful because it gives me awareness to give someone the advantage of help when needed. When it comes to working with others I'm a team player, an active listener and a warrior when it comes to my designated tasks. I am committed to pushing myself to achieve more everyday and to always staying curious.
Besides my work, I'm a fun guy to be around and am filled with a contagious love, laughter and a smile. I play the ukulele. I have an endless fascination and respect for the water -beaches particularly. Since there are no beaches in Atlanta, places like Piedmont Park and the belt line are where I like to hang out. Last but not least I'm a man that puts his faith in Jesus and I'm living in the joy of it.
Creative Sound Concepts Inc Sound Design Intern September 2019 - Present Greater Atlanta Area
Active Production and Design
August 2019 - Present
Greater Atlanta Area
Rhino Staging & Event Solutions Stagehand
January 2019 - Present
Greater Atlanta Area
Stagehand/ Audio & Visual Technician responsible for supporting major concerts, conferences, festivals and corporate events. I have performed various tasks, such as: stage construction, audio and video equipment set up, lighting and pyrotechnics set up and truck loading.
Williams-Russell & Johnson, Inc. Office Assistant
July 2018 - Present
Greater Atlanta Area
Silent Sound Studios
Audio Engineering Internship
August 2018 - January 2019 (6 months) Atlanta, Ga
-Used distinct detail to provide service for major label clientele.
-Provided support to assistant engineers while using high-end equipment and outboard gear within a prestige studio environment.
-Gained understanding of signal flow and studio wiring.
SCAD - Hamilton Hall Equipment Checkout Center Equipment Checkout Assistant
June 2017 - June 2018 (1 year 1 month)
Savannah, Georgia Area
-Served as a student monitor to assess equipment for SCAD departments of Film & Television, Animation, Visual FX, and Sound Design.
-Served as a student resource by giving students access to studios and labs for the departments of Film & Television, Visual FX, Animation and Sound Design.
-Served as a resource in helping students resolve complex issues with equipment.
-Carefully packaged and prepared kits for the equipment reservations made by the students.
SCAD Residence Life and Housing Resident Assistant
September 2015 - June 2018 (2 years 10 months) Savannah, Georgia Area
-Served as a contributing team member through a positive attitude and supportive behavior.
-Accepted change and sought resources and support to positively implement and work within change.
-Demonstrated a sincere interest in the success of all team members and SCAD students.
-Accepted and accomplished additional and/or alternative responsibilities as deemed necessary.
-Conveyed and presented critical information to a range of audiences including, faculty, staff, students and families.
-Listened to others concerns, ideas and critiques and is able to convey information received by others in a verbal, written or visual manner. -Developed and created visual marketing and branding that conveys critical information and influences a specific target audience.
-Adhered to the availability of budget and university resources to maximize opportunities and impact.
-Created opportunities for resident interaction informed by research and observation of specific communities.
Savannah College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Sound Design · (2014 - 2018)