This will be a LONG read, but I would Reall appreciate advice
For the last 3 months I've been phoning various post sound people around town (Zurich), sending them resumes and links to my Vimeo page to see my stuff, asking about the possibility of a trainee or intern position. But you know the drill: 'Sorry, at this time we do not have any....', seems to be the most common answer.
Out of the blue, this morning, I got 3 calls, which carried various possibly positive messages. Could you please give me advice on what it all means?
On my side I have 2 years production sound experience: corporate videos, the odd commercial, 5 short films and one or two TV shows. I have bascially no PRO post experience. I know Ableton, Nuendo and a bit of ProTools LE.
(No, i did not got an audio engineering school, but I am studying physics and math through the OU)
Ok, now for the calls:
A call from a well respected German film mixer who will be in Zurich to record ADR for a feature length doccie. He asked if I could sit-in for the 4 days he will be here...
- He doesn't really work from Zurich so I think he wants to meet me and maybe introduce me to some people.
A local sound designer has called me to 'help' him tonight and tommorow to do tracklay and sound deisgn for an animated video clip? What does this mean? Is this a test?
3.An engineer at a local studio has invited me to 'come and see what we do' for a few days this week and next.
For all of these, but especially for call no. 3, I really want to impress enough that I can get that elusive 'start from the bottom' inhouse job.
What should i do?
Or rather WHAT SHOULD I NOT DO?
Yours in excitement and trepidation,