Dennis Huston - Extended Resume below, here is a shorter PDF:

 

 

Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician

 

 

 

 

SKILLS

Professional Audio Production in Live Music, Theatrical, and Corporate Events using: Digital & Analog mixers with large & small PA systems, Wireless system coordination & maintenance, Steward skills, Recording & Analysis software expertise, Project Management and general computer expertise, Musical gear experience and appreciation


Experience

 

IATSE Chicago LOCAL 2                                                                                                                                                  2012 – Present

Audio Engineer

  • A1 - Mix/Monitor for music, theater, corporate performances; A2 - Setup, maintain and monitor use of networked wireless microphones for actors and talking heads; Sound reinforcement and installation; Orchestra setup and equipment assistance; Backline & PA setups in arenas, theaters, ballrooms, outdoors and studios

  • Venues and Performances include: A Christmas Carol, Another Word For Beauty - Goodman Theatre; Camelot, Billy Elliot, West Side Story, White Christmas, Next To Normal, Hello Dolly, Young Frankenstein, Peter and The Starcatcher, Beaches, Les Miserables, Sleeping Beauty, Next To Normal, Singing In The Rain, A Christmas Carol – Drury Lane Theater; Backline: William Close and The Earth Harp Collective – Hyatt O’Hare Chicago, Kanye West – United Center

  • Audio, Video, Lights crew for concerts at United Center, Allstate Arena, Wrigley Field, Grant Park Chicago, & Sears Centre, including: AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Kanye West, Maroon 5, Marc Anthony, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Lollapalooza, WWE, NFL Draft 2015, Nike + Chicago River, Marco Antonio Solis, Eric Church

  • Carpenter & Electrician at Goodman Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Harris Theater & Broadway Playhouse for: The Hubbard Street Dance Company, The Paris Opera Ballet, The Jungle Book, By The Way Meet Vera Stark, Other Desert Cities, Buyer & Seller, I Love Lucy

 

Dennis Huston Professional Audio Services

September 2010 – Present (3 years 10 months) Greater Chicago Area
ProTools versions 6-11 LE & HD (Digital and Analog mix desks: SSL, Avid, Yamaha, Soundcraft, Allen & Heath, Berringer, Mackie), Recording (Boom Operator, Studio and Location Recording, Sound Design, Foley) Mixing, Voice Over Talent, Photoshop, Microsoft Project and Office, HTML, Dreamweaver, Web Server & File Sharing, Information Design, Manage Email Campaigns & Databases, Verbal & Written Communication, Personnel Management, Repair and consultation


MUSIC RECORDING: (2010-2014)
Jane Siberry (Live Recording and Mix)
The Hunchback Variations Opera (Live Recording and Mix for DVD)
The Sea Empty (Songwriter, Musician, Vocals, and Engineer/Producer)
Wanda Jackson (Live at Lincoln Hall)
Ex Senators (Production, Engineering, Studio Recording, Mixing for Shure FS8 Contest) 
Fareed Haque & Mathgames (Live Recording at Moogfest 2011)
Hemmingbirds (*Release credit: Engineer and Co-Producer)) 
North Coast Music Festival (Live Recording, Mixing, Mastering) 
“Alien Queen” (Live Show Recording at Chicago Metro, Mixing, Mastering) 
The Noise FM (Studio Recording and Mixing)
Jump In The Saddle Band (Assistant on Re-Tracking of 1983 Hit “The Curly Shuffle”)
Jenny Bieneman (Live Recording at Chicago Schuba’s, Mixing, Mastering)

LOCATION (2011-12):
“Mississippi Saxophone” (Location Recording, Sound Design, Voice Over, Script), Dir. Steve Chacon

SHORT FILMS (2012):
“The United Nations is Decadent and Depraved” (Sound Design and Mastering) 

INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS (2010 - Present):
Audio Engineering Society (Vice Chair, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy 
AES Student Chapter) 
Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago (Member) 
NARAS (Grammy U Member) 

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (2011)
Audio Producers Group (APG), Chicago, IL (Intern)

 

Assistant Engineer, Music Editor, Intern, Carpenter

Rax Trax Studios

August 2012 – April 2014 (1 year 9 months)Chicago

- Selected recording clients: Stuttgart, Todd Rundgren, Glittermouse, Ezra Furman, Jennifer Hall, Jared Paul, Kids These Days, The Sea Empty
- Assistant Engineer credits: Glittermouse, Jared Paul

 

Vice President, Project Management & Client Support

JG Sullivan Interactive

December 2004 – June 2010 (5 years 7 months)


Vice President, Project Management & Client Support
(2006-2010)
Director, Project Management 
(2004-2006)

* Responsible for oversight and management of dozens of enterprise software projects

* Lead Project Manager and client contact for all projects

* Human Resources and personnel management, responsible for hiring and firing

 

Instructor

Columbia College Chicago

January 2001 – May 2006 (5 years 5 months)

* Taught courses in Interactive Media and Academic Computing departments: Individual Visions (senior thesis class), Aesthetics of Interactive Multimedia, Interaction Design, Interface & Navigation, Design for the Web II, Intro to Computer Graphics
* Planned and wrote new curricula for experimental classes

 

Director of Application Development

Adivi Corporation

November 2002 – November 2004 (2 years 1 month)

* Responsible for maintaining all aspects of Project Management, Information Architecture and Design, Application Development and Deployment on custom platforms
* Improved state of existing client and associate relations, and new sales.
* Produced web site redesign and development for college scholarship recruiting and routing engine, file replacement legacy system, inventory and sales management, customer service escalation, club member management, medical meta-search, presidential candidate, and template based marketing solutions

 

Senior Producer, Information Architect

closerlook, inc.

February 1998 – November 2000 (2 years 10 months)

* Directed project management for multiple clients and generated revenue over $3M
* Managed the creation and implementation of corporate internet and intranet web sites, software design, branding initiatives, print and interactive marketing collateral for Fortune 500 and startup companies
* Coordinated client relationships and project management for multiple projects, while training, managing and mentoring rapidly growing staff of Producers
* Created Business Process Flow Diagrams to visually communicate scope and project goals
* Involved in estimation, proposal, and pursuit process on numerous projects and generated new & repeat business leads
* Co-pioneered cutting-edge Information Architecture (IA) department, created vision and billing justification of role on projects for senior management and clients
* Appointed by CEO to lead internal efforts to formalize the “Clarity Method”, a unique methodological framework for creative and software development processes

 

Project Manager, Supervisor, Content Analyst

CognitiveArts/NIIT

July 1994 – February 1998 (3 years 8 months)

* Completed introductory Six Sigma training from General Electric as part of training research
* Created and managed time lines, budgets, and coordinated and track project teams of academic consultants, SME’s, designers, programmers, videographers, and content developers
* Developed and coordinated highly successful in-studio interviewing skills workshop and web site, new hire orientation, job training seminars and brown bag sessions, a scope and proposal writing intranet web site focused on selling our training products, and a hypermedia archive client CD and Web based projects
* Helped define roles and responsibilities of supervisors including the managing, mentoring and training of dozens of Content Analysts in a rapidly growing startup

 

Education

 

Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.), Recording Arts, Audio Engineering and Music Studio Recording, Live Event Production

2010 – 2012

* Recognized for outstanding student achievement.

* Invited back in 2014 as part of distinguished alumni group to meet with and mentor new graduates.

Activities and Societies: Audio Engineering Society, EARS Chicago, GrammyU

 

 

The Ohio State University

BA, Political Science

1989 – 1993

 

 

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