Project Coordinator Leann Madtes recently paid a visit to four classes of second graders at Fuller Elementary School in Wake County, NC to teach them about audio concepts and equipment. The students learned about the science behind sound waves, and how they travel through wireless microphone transmitters and receivers, XLR cables, mixers, and speakers. They also trained on the process of setting up all of that equipment and making it work together.
It was a very interactive session; the students and faculty were both inquisitive and eager to learn. Leann said, “The principal asked how far away someone should hold a handheld microphone and this gave me a perfect opportunity to explain about gain. I let the students plug in the different cables and wear the microphones. We also used my app to create frequencies to see which students had the best hearing. I was very impressed with their knowledge of sound waves!”
Maybe you will see some of these kids running audio for Centrifuge at one of your meetings in twenty years!
Like we mentioned last month, we will be moving into a new and improved building next year. The good folks over at Bobbitt Design Build have made a lot of progress since then (despite the constant rain), so we thought we would share another video to show everybody how it is coming along. The foundation is there and hopefully soon we will be able to show you some vertical progress on the actual building.
New Building 2 from Centrifuge Media on Vimeo.
Bartholomew (Mew for short) was born in Durham, N.C. and was rescued by Art Director Mitchell Beasley from living outside of an Urban Outfitters when he was 3 months old. He enjoys cuddling, chasing toy mice, sleeping under the covers and vintage records.
Each month, one Centrifuge Media team member selects one of their coworkers as the Employee of the Month. There is no set criteria, just someone they feel has gone above and beyond their required duties. The Employee of the Month gets the “Rock Star” parking space closest to the front door for the month. Help us say congratulations to our August EOM, Project Coordinator Leann Madtes! Here is what her coworker had to say: “August is traditionally one of our quietest months, but we all know that it is the calm before the storm. Although this could be said for many, my selection is someone who has been doing as much as possible to prepare for the chaos ahead. She’s heavily involved in planning, traveling, training, consistently pulling & packing shows, testing, and getting things inventoried as quickly as possible to make them available to send out on the road. She brings order and balance to the madness.”
Thank you Leann for all you do at Centrifuge!
We spend a lot of time on the road and spend a lot of nights in hotels. No matter how far we go or how long we stay, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle region of North Carolina is our home. We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunities that we do, and we strive to give back to those in our community who may not have the same good fortune. Mark Casey, our Director of Creative Services, started a campaign within the office to bring back unused soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and other toiletries from hotels for us to donate to a good cause. We recently took two huge printer paper boxes to Raleigh Rescue Mission in Downtown Raleigh, and when we put them on the scales they weighed 56 pounds. This was all collected in one year. We have been growing rapidly and we think with more people and more trips we can outdo it next year!
Founded in 1961, Raleigh Rescue Mission has helped over 750,000 homeless and needy men, women, and children. There are 100 people at the mission every day that need our help whether it is financial aid, food, clothing, or hygiene items. There are also numerous opportunities to volunteer time. As Raleigh Rescue Mission’s Director of Public Relations Leslie Millett told us, “It takes every person doing their part and giving back in our community to make a huge impact on the lives of the homeless we serve.”
If you would like more information on how to volunteer time or donate items to the mission, please visit www.raleighrescue.org.