Stark Audio ProductionsMel Stark - Intermedia Artist
Dare to Dream...
Living in Eugene, Oregon for almost 20 years, I have established myself as a college educator, mentor, freelance intermedia artist and collaborator in the arts. When I’m not teaching post-production editing, compositing or sound capture, I collaborate with local artists creating works for theater, dance, gallery installations, sound for film and most recently, stop-motion. When you work as an intermedia artist, your hand is in more than just one cookie jar. Your skills are multifaceted. They have to be. Though my roots are in sound design, over the last 10 years I have branched out in many areas, including UI/UX design.
I graduated with a masters in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon, which afforded me three careers. I have contracted with software technology companies such as Lunar Logic, Extanto and Symantec. For over 15 years I have been teaching in the Arts Division at Lane Community College in Eugene, and when I have an opportunity, I freelance in sound design, post-production editing and more. I also serve on the board of the Eugene Film Society. I guess you could say I’m a busy gal!
My greatest passion is as an educator and being a mentor to the next generation of artists. I have been incredibly lucky to have met and worked with so many talented young students over the last decade that now becoming a mentor, giving lessons, and/or offering opportunities for internships and co-ops through the college has turned into a passion. In some ways, the next generation has it so easy, and yet it can be tremendously challenging. We need more seasoned veterans out there guiding the new folks and I hope to continue to do just that.
So yeah… I dare to dream!
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My rates are flexible and competitive and I would be honored to meet you and assist you in your project.