Author Archives: Mike Lutz

Castle Williams: Q Media Receives NAI Award for Audio Described Tour

Castle Williams: Q Media Receives NAI Award for Audio Described Tour

Q Media Productions in conjunction with exhibit design firm Formations, Inc. of Portland, OR, won an award at the 2012 National Association for Interpretation conference. The award is for first place for Wayside Exhibits in the Media Awards Competition.  Formations won for the overall design for the Castle Williams exhibit, and Q Media contributed the…

The Art of Audio

The Art of Audio

As you Q Media blog readers may know, my primary role here at Q Media is to oversee the production elements that go into a tour. Educated and trained as an audio engineer, I welcome the opportunity to challenge myself to create a sonic approach that serves the emotional intention of our audio tour scripts…

The Red Pill

The Red Pill

Recently I was in Newport, Rhode Island, attending the New England Museum Association conference, and it was a few firsts for me–first time at NEMA, first time in Rhode Island.  The conference was well attended, and we spoke with a few folks in that area about the possibility of producing and equipping an audio tour…

Let the Air Out

Let the Air Out

As you blog readers have seen us post time and time again, we here at Q Media strive to produce audio tours that aren’t the run-of-the-mill-fact-data-date-talking-head audio tour experiences. An emotional connection between a listener and a facility through the tour is always our goal. Good story telling connects the listener on deeper levels to…

The Goal of Transparent Audio

The Goal of Transparent Audio

As the Technical Director at Q Media, I oversee the audio production aspect of our tours: recording talent, editing narrative, and adding music and sound effects into our narratives. When we produce a tour, the audio production is the last part of the creative process, and it is my job to oversee the sonic support…

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