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SMPTE Hollywood Section’s “Ask a Hollywood Expert” to Feature Mastering Engineer Jett Galindo

October 11, 2020

Ongoing webinar series offers behind-the-scenes career advice from the entertainment industry’s brightest young minds


LOS ANGELES — October 09, 2020 — SMPTE Hollywood will feature mastering engineer and vinyl cutter Jett Galindo in the next edition of its webinar series Career Advice:  Ask a Hollywood Expert. Based at the renowned studio The Bakery, Galindo has worked on albums for artists as diverse as Barbra Streisand, Haley Reinhart, Weezer and the La La Land OST. In an hour-long session, she will reveal how she got her start and rose to the top in her challenging field. Hosted by SMPTE Hollywood manager Kylee Peña, the webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 15th at 12:00 p.m. PDT. Ask a Hollywood Expert

Aimed at young people interested in behind-the-scenes careers in the entertainment industry, Ask a Hollywood Expert features successful, young professionals, across post production, visual effects, editorial, recording and other technical disciplines, talking about their work and careers.

Galindo is a summa cum laude graduate of famed Berklee College of Music and began her career at New York’s Avatar Studios (now Power Station). Working under producer Jerry Barnes, she mastered projects for Roberta Flack, Nile Rodgers and Bashiri among others. She also spent two years at The Mastering Lab in Ojai, California, as mastering engineer and assistant to legendary chief mastering engineer Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, The Doors). She joined The Bakery in 2015.

Future “Career Advice: Ask a Hollywood Expert” Webinars:

  • Oct. 29: Monica Escalante, assistant colorist, Marvel Studios
  • Nov. 5:   Valentina Vee, director/cinematographer/editor/Adobe Max master trainer
  • Nov. 19: A'sia Horne, assistant editor and non-profit leader
  • Dec. 3:   Francisco Melendez, supervising post engineering technician, Sim, Los Angeles
  • Dec. 10: Bridgette Powell, r&d production engineer, Industrial Light & Magic
  • Dec. 17: Jaclyn Pytlarz, staff researcher/applied vision science, Dolby Laboratories

Sponsors of SMPTE Hollywood webinars include: ArtisansPR, Avid, Bebop Technology, Eluv.io, Nutanix, Pixitmedia, TWE Solutions and Leon Silverman.

Ask a Hollywood Expert is free to join, but registration is required. Use the links below to register for individual sessions. Past sessions can be viewed on the SMPTE YouTube page.

What: Ask a Hollywood Expert Webinar Series: Jett Galindo

When: October 15, 12:00 p.m. PDT

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/career-advice-ask-a-hollywood-expert-webinar-jett-galindo-audio-engineer-tickets-123521099935


About the SMPTE® Hollywood Section

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE® was initially organized as the West Coast Section in 1928. Today, as its own SMPTE Region, it encompasses more than 1,200 SMPTE Members with a common interest in motion-imaging technology in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Hollywood Section offers free meetings monthly that are open to SMPTE Members and non-members alike. Information about meetings is posted on the Section website here.

About SMPTE®
SMPTE is the global society of media professionals, technologists, and engineers working in the digital entertainment industry. The Society fosters a diverse and engaged membership from both the technology and creative communities, delivering vast educational offerings, technical conferences and exhibitions, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and access to a rich network of colleagues essential to their career success. As an internationally recognized standards organization, SMPTE also provides a vital technical framework of engineering standards and guidelines that allow the seamless creation, management, and delivery of media for art, entertainment, and education worldwide.

Information on joining SMPTE is available at smpte.org/join.

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