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Conversations with Eddie Mcdonald

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eddie Mcdonald.

Hi Eddie, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I started out with the desire to create clean content through music. I come from a neighborhood shadowed by crime and poverty. Valdosta, GA. A gospel record label is what was in mind. After years of studio time, money spent, and failed concerts, the choice was made to attend college to learn how to professionally create this content, mix, and master. Through a career advisor at Full Sail University, I was led to a Bachelor’s in Audio Production. Through this program, I developed interests in video games as well as film. After completing this degree program, a void was still within. It was a desire to learn more. This led to a journey to a MFA in Film Production.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Absolutely not a smooth road. This journey has been filled with unseen curves, bumps, and much turmoil. I began school in my 30’s. This is tough when providing for a wife and two children. So between family, work, and school, this has been quite the journey. Though this path has been hard, the support and love from all around has pushed as well as comforted this creative.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a creative, I do everything from Pre to Post-production. My undergrad is in Audio Production, so I mix and master music. I also am a foley artist, I mix movies and have also done rerecording ADR in an indie film. I now write and direct my own films which will soon become public. You all have the first look at this new creative. I also am an artist, I still rap and you can also find me singing and spitting some poems from time to time. There is only one me and that is what separates me from others. My story, experiences, and perspectives are peculiar and I use that in my everyday walk as well as my content.

Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
Risk is the middle name my mom should have given me. Eddie Risk McDonald Jr. Nah but in all seriousness, attending college for all of us is a risk. We desire to gain skills, knowledge and connects to create our content not truly knowing if we will be successful or not. Personally, being a provider, I use some of my finances, my hard-earned income, to buy equipment to film or to add to audio production. I am a firm believer that if you don’t take risks then you’re not truly living. Highs and lows it is about the journey and learning. Get out of that comfort zone.

Pricing:

  • $150 – mixes (music)
  • $150 – mastering (music)
  • $2000 and up for Audio Postproduction

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