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Kevin McAlpine

Kevin McAlpine

Lime Studios

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Kevin's work combines: Television, Radio, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Audio Engineer

I assist in the recording/editing/mixing of sound for video games and commercials.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Atascadero High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Organizational Communication, General

    Santa Barbara City College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Sound Engineering Technicians:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Organizational Communication, General

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    First I had a great support system at home. My mom and I would constantly try to figure it all out.

  • 2.

    Then I started learning as much about technical audio as I could on my own.

  • 3.

    Then I got to the point where I had decide if I wanted to take the next step or just stop.

  • 4.

    Then I moved to Hollywood, baby! I stopped taking conventional college courses.

  • 5.

    Then I freaked out... but used the uncertainty as my motivation to learn as much as possible.

  • 6.

    Then I made friends doing the EXACT same thing as me.. I wasn't so crazy after all!

  • 7.

    Then I started meeting more people who wanted to help me reach my goals.

  • 8.

    Then I found work and started focusing on this whole thing as a career and not a hobby.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    I hear that audio is really competitive. Maybe you should try to find a safer alternative.

  • How I responded:

    After I took the safe route for a while I kind of just HAD to know if I could do this. It would have eaten away at me if I never tried.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Growing up with very little, I learned to take advantage of a good opportunity when I saw it. Also, I feel that starting to work at a young age gave me an edge over those who never held a job until after college.