For most sound pros, finding work is a regular challenge. It’s easier if you become the first option for a handful of production managers or sound supervisors. Perhaps you find steady work at a facility. Then you can finally relax a bit.
However, until then, finding work is a concern that will follow you throughout your entire career.
Breaking into pro audio may seem like black magic. Why? It’s dominated by nebulous webs of freelance relationships, ironclad union requirements, and inscrutable studio politics.
Has this happened to you? Have you graduated school, eager to cut sound, mix it, or record dialogue on set, but feel completely lost? Lacking opportunities?
A reader wrote me last week asking me the best way to break into the pro audio world. I shared a few thoughts via email. Since then, I’ve reflected on my answers, and expanded them. I’ll share them here today.
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