Dana J Labrecque

Photo of Dana J Labrecque Department Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department 
 Office Arts Extension 162
 Phone (415) 452-7366
 Mailbox A6
 E-Mail dlabrecq@ccsf.edu
 Home Page https://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/dj-labrecque/
 Fall 2014 
 Office Hours
Fall 2014 Teaching Schedule
BCST 119 Digital Media Skills 3.0 71927 831 Onl HOURS ARR  Deadlines Book BCST 125 Sound Recording Studio 4.0
71641 001 L/L M W 05:30-09:45PM ARTX U165 Deadlines Final Book BCST 126 Sound for Visual Media 3.0
PREREQ.: BCST 124 (may be taken concurrently). ADVISE: BCST 140 or 145 or equivalent skills
75389 001 L/L T R 09:10-12:00PM ARTX U168 Deadlines Final Book BCST 135 Audio for the Web 1.0
PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in BCST 119 ADVISE: BCST 120
74268 831 Onl HOURS ARR 09/22-10/31  Deadlines Book
BCST 135-Sec 831 is an online class with no required meetings. For course details students must check instructor's website at https://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/dj-labrecque. For more information about online courses go to http://www.ccsf.edu/online/courses.
BCST 150 Special Project 2.0 72752 005 Con HOURS ARR  Deadlines Book WAIT LIST

University of California - Berkeley - Humanities
San Francisco State University - Electronic Media


Dana Jae (Labrecque) has been teaching at CCSF since 2001.

Her career as an audio engineer spans 31 years since the first day she began to record and mix songs on her Tascam PortaStudio in the early 80's while attending college at UC Berkeley. She formed several of her own bands until 1988 when she discovered that the "behind-the-scenes" tech realm was much more to her liking. She then began a career as a live sound engineer in earnest and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe as front-of-house sound engineer for a multitude of bands on various record labels and has been a staff engineer at the venerable Bottom of the Hill nightclub since their inception in 1991.

She has maintained a live sound production company since 1989 called dcj Productions that has provided sound to the Bay Area community (mostly in the non-profit sector) in both large outdoor sound events as well as nightclubs and music halls. In 1991, she started recording bands on an 8-track Tascam TSR-8 analog tape recorder and moved into the digital realm in 1993 to 16-tracks of Alesis ADAT in her home studio. In 1995, she advanced to Pro Tools and has been recording exclusively digital ever since, combining audio skills in sound for film as a location recordist as well as in post-production sound design and mixing. She has remained "strictly analog" in her live sound mixing, however.

Dana Jae co-owned and ran APG Records &> APG Studios, a record label and recording studio from 1999 - 2004 which had a distribution deal through EMI and continues to record music and engineer live performances at many Bay Area venues in addition to her teaching at CCSF.

In 2001, she was hired to the part-time faculty at City College of San Francisco in the Broadcast Electronics Media Arts department where she has taught Digital Media Skills (BCST119), Basic Audio Production (BCST120), Digital Audio Production (BCST124), Sound Recording Studio (BCST125), Sound For Visual Media (BCST126), Advanced Sound Recording (BCST127), Sound Reinforcement (BCST128), Audio for the Web (BCST135) Video for the Web (BCST136), and Field Video Production (BCST145). She has also taught classes in sound design, audio for animation and games, music video, and computer applications at Art Institute of California-San Francisco, Globe Recording Institute, and Laney College in Oakland, CA.

Dana has an ongoing media project called Films on 45 (www.filmson45.com) which many of her students have participated in, giving them audio and video field skills in short filmmaking ventures.


Elected Academic Senate Secretary - 2014/2015
Curriculum Committee member 2014/2016
Enrollment Campaign member 2014/2015
Co-Coordinator of Video Industry Advisory Panel for BEMA, Spring 2012
Coordinated audio for camera - SF Mayoral Debate, Fall 2011
Coordinator of Audio Industry Advisory Panel for BEMA, Fall 2011
Produced a promotional video for Math department Bridge Program.
Produced a new employee orientation video for the Human Resources department.


(former)Vice President and Interim President-Board of Directors - Bay Area Girls Rock Camp
(former) Board of Directors - Camp Reel Stories
member of Women's Audio Mission
member of Audio Engineering Society
member of Broadcast Education Association
member of Bay Area Women in Film &> Media


Screenwriting, songwriting, music recording

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