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Decipher the Media #11: Mackenzie Horne Talks Creative Influence, Professional Writing, and Jazz Culture - Now Available

Mackenzie Horne stops by to talk about the creative profession and what inspires her to get into writing as well as the local jazz music scene in Pittsburgh. How does culture influence your journey into creative media? How do you begin your creative journey? What do real world experiences invite to the creative process? We explore those questions and more as Mackenzie takes us through her history and experiences as a writing professional, even tying together that work with her contributions to the local jazz community. Join us as we explore the many aspects of creative cultures and how they impact our lives in this latest episode of the podcast! Be sure to follow Mackenzie and her work for more!






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Decipher the Media Podcasrt #11 with Mackenzie Horne - Coming Wednesday, October 30th

Branching out from the previously released episode of the Decipher the Media podcast, I was fortunate enough to have my wonderful friend Mackenzie Horne talk on episode #11. We were able to get into a deep discussion about creative influence, her journey in writing, and how that all led to her involvement with local jazz music.

Please stop back on October 30th to check out the latest episode and get the full scoop on her journey in creative media as we dive into a very exciting discussion about the process!

DESCRIPTION: Mackenzie Horne stops by to talk about the creative profession and what inspired her to get into writing as well as the local jazz music scene in Pittsburgh. How does culture influence your journey into creative media? How do you begin your creative endeavors? What do real world experiences invite to the creative process? We explore those questions and more as Mackenzie takes us through her history and experiences as a writing professional, even tying together that work…

Decipher the Media #10 video now available on YouTube

The video for Decipher the Media #10 is finally available on YouTube! If you'd prefer a quick and easy way to listen to/watch the podcast, I also produce a video version that can be easily accessed through Cipher Eye Media's YouTube page! Please check out the channel for all current podcast episodes and other content produced by me! While you're there, please like and subscribe for any future updates and to help support the page.

Decipher the Media Podcast #10: Ian Altenbaugh Talks Media Influence, Filmmaking, and Crossfit Business Ideas

Now live!




On this episode of the Decipher the Media podcast, Ian Altenbaugh returns! Can butter be depressing? Who knows, but Ian does give us insight on his current film projects, creative process, and freelance filmmaking. What does visual storytelling evoke in a viewer? We get philosophical with media and how it's used for social influence. Capitalizing on Crossfit might be hard, but watching Ian's new Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project, There and Away, is easy! Follow Ian on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram for more!

There and Away: https://youtu.be/e2xAturjuSo 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54ZR1Lv79ufcsLb6KS7n1Q 
Twitter: @ianaltenbaugh
Instagram: @allegedlycool

Check out the latest episode and any previous episodes on your favorite podcasting service!


play.matrix: Half Life - Part 1 is now live!

It has been a very productive couple of weeks as I make preparations to release some new content to the website. As I mentioned before, I've been experimenting with some gaming content as I capture and commentate on some of my favorite games. Finally, I plan to post several of these videos on YouTube in the course of the next couple of weeks.

First, Part 1 of my Half Life playthrough will lead the pack. Released in 1998, Half Life led the revolution of first-person shooters for the PC. Infamously, the story of Half Life never finished, leaving the franchise on a cliffhanger as the developer shifted their focus.

Description:

Welcome back to the 90s as I tackle a pioneer of the FPS genre. In this first part, I step into the shoes of Gordon Freeman and die... a lot. I even added a counter to keep track of the amount of deaths. This game is not very kind to me. Anyway, I hope you have as much fun watching this nostalgia trip as I did making it!

play.matrix returns soon

My little video game side project: play.matrix is returning with another episode! For those of you who might know, it is what some call a "Let's Play". What is that exactly? A "Let's Play" is defined as recorded video game footage, sometimes with accompanying commentary by the individual playing the game. 

As it has always been a passion of mine, I've been recording a few videos in my downtime. The struggle has been finding the time to edit them together and upload them. So, coming soon is first in the line of a few I've kept under wraps.

More information is to come in the next week or two!

Decipher the Media #9 - Available now on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and YouTube

New episode for the new year! The Decipher the Media Podcast returns with episode #9, featuring the talent: Danielle Winters and Andrew Wolf. Join us as we sit down to discuss the our stories and passions in the realm of media.
Episode Description: We're back with a new episode of Decipher the Media, the podcast where we discuss the creative passions and professions of the guests. While we undergo some changes to the format of the podcast, we will continue to have in-depth discussions that are both informative and entertaining. On this episode, I invited on actress Danielle Winters and actor/producer Andrew Wolf. Andrew is the co-creator and co-host of our sister podcast, Theatre N'at. Danielle is an actress that I have had the please to work with on many occasions in the past. The three of us have collaborated on several short films, including a Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project. Join us as we discuss many topics in the realm of film, theatre, and pop culture!