Creative Self-Marketing Ideas for the Audio Professional

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Creative Self-Marketing Ideas for the Audio Professional

As studio owners, Jeff and I get tons of requests for advice regarding how audio professionals can either kick start or amp up their careers. In an industry that doesn’t necessary post jobs on a website, use recruiters, or have a standard interviewing process, how are talented creative people supposed to get their foot in the door? There are so many different ways to answer these questions, but at least one large chunk of this is personal marketing.

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Helpful Tips For Cutting Water Sound Effects

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Helpful Tips For Cutting Water Sound Effects

There are a few scenarios that I, and every other Sound Editor I know, come across in almost everything that we work on. The most persistent of which seems to be water. In the last month alone, I’ve cut a scene with a family of octopuses swimming in a shallow bay, a scene with a whole ocean being split like Moses at the Red Sea, and an action packed surfing sequence.

Cutting Water sounds effects can be really hit or miss if you don’t have the right tools in your arsenal, so here are a few tips to make sure your water sounds really make a splash.


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Can You Make It Sound Like... A Sound Editor's Essential Film Reference Guide

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Can You Make It Sound Like... A Sound Editor's Essential Film Reference Guide

As sound editors, speaking about sound design with clients requires a kind of foreign language. I often find myself making silly noises in an effort to either interpret what a client is looking for or to pitch an idea of my own. There’s a shorthand however, that both editor and filmmaker are aware of. An entire language has been laid out for us in the incredible work of sound designers past. I’m talking about films that are ‘in the canon’ for having memorable sound design moments.

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Career Paths in Film and TV Sound: Stories of Tenacity

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Career Paths in Film and TV Sound: Stories of Tenacity

This past fall, I took part in a panel put together by Soundgirls, and hosted by Sony Studios, called Career Paths in Film and TV Sound. This was a kickass panel with audio professionals from all different backgrounds, with all different backstories and insights, who are at the top of their game. And our careers are just getting started. We talked about what drew us to the sound profession in the first place. We talked about working our way up with unerring drive and determination from the machine room, the tape vault, the intern desk. We talked about staying all night to observe mixers and read manuals. This was a panel about tenacity. And it just happened to be led by women.

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