I'd like us to share our opinions on the best way(s) to start working in sound design and film sound in general. This is a recurring question that I am asking it to myself just now, and I've been for a while!
How do you get started, where do you get started, who do you get started with?...
I recently graduated in Digital Media, I have done some work in two years but now I'm done being a student, there is little time for me to begin getting serious! Now, I'm a person who sees all the problems, panics, and forgets about the potential solution :( I find the only cure is to shut up and get to work :)
The problem I identify (hopefully others can relate to it): there's no postprod studios where I live. I can start working on my own, BUT I won't learn and develop as fast.
Potential solution: there are some music studios around, BUT (again) music is not what I'm aiming at. It's ok, I'll keep working on my own, I might find a better opportunity later...
Discuss the solution: music is not what I want to do, but at least I'd get to practice recording, editing, maybe mixing, and I get to network with sound people (BUT not film sound people).
This is an example of how I go about never coming with a solution... So, what are you ready to do that's not a waste of time for you?
I've heard/read from a lot of people who came to film sound from the field of music production, but others took off in moviemaking right away. I also know that the techniques in music and film production are similar to a certain extent, but what is the limit for skills to remain transferrable from a field to the other? Knowledge and culture are one thing (and one should never draw a line to limit his learning) but isn't there a breaking point beyond which it's not worth going while in the early times of your career?