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career opportunities in sound other than films

I would like to know what are the career opportunities for someone who has a knowledge of sound recording/ designing? I do know about opportunities in the field of film, radio, advertising . but are ...
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What's the best advice you've received early on that's helped you in your career?

I'm curious as to what little nuggets o' wisdom you've received that have really hit home with you and helped you in your life/career. Two that come to mind for me are... 1) P.M.A. - Positive ...
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How Do I Progress in Sound?

I been reading this question: Where Do I Begin In Sound Design? and it got me to thinking not about 'starting' a career in sound but 'progressing', or more accurately, staying afloat in sound design? ...
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Where do I Begin in Sound Design?

Hi I wonder if you folks on this site can help me out. I just graduated from university doing Digital Media. For my honours project I did sound design for a short animated film and it’s given me the ...
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Getting Started

Howdy! So I have recently started taking my sfx "career" more seriously and want to work towards possibly getting an internship or freelance work. I am interested in working mostly in animation and ...
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Career advice needed (recent graduate)

Hi all, I am a recent sound-post graduate from Australia and I'm in need of some career advice. Since graduating in December, I have worked on a few external projects (one minimally paid and two ...
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What is the most invaluable advice, tip or trick you have learnt through Social Sound Design?

As per the title, what do you feel is the most invaluable thing you have learnt or gained through the site? I think for me, it's a little more broad than just mixing techniques, recording set ups etc....
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I had to get an unrelated job. What can I do now?

Background to my question: I want sound to be my career. I'm in the middle of an associates degree in digital audio. I have some limited experience in the field and a decent amount of coursework ...
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Use of LinkedIn for jobs and links

Hello This might be a silly question to ask, but for the sake of curiosity about experience of others... How do you use LinkedIn for: 1) Finding jobs 2) Finding people with whom you talk or meet ...
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Building a Sound Library (For fun & For a living)

Hello everyone. I am sure everyone of you must have thought of it when you first started off in this field. We do what we do, first, because we love it and ,second, because we hope we make some money ...
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Credits in the eyes of LA Studios coming from the low budget world.

I moved to LA from Orlando a year ago and in Orlando I've done a number of low budget feature films, usually with a small team of sound editors, where I was primarily responsible for multiple jobs ...
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Does it stay this fun?

I'm really just starting out in the world of Sound Design and I'm having a blast so far. I worked on a web series (for free, of course) and it turned out to be quite demanding as far as sound goes. I ...
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Hearing loss above 11 Khz

Hi to all sound designers, first time I post on Social Sound Design but I've always found all of your comments here extremely valuable and I very much respect your judgment on all things audio. I've ...
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Need more sounds… Cars and boats

We have a few shows ahead that need plenty of vehicles/cars and several boats. We will do as much custom recording that we can but I'm not shure it will be enough still. So, suggestions on sound ...
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Getting Foot in the Door - Game Tester?

Hey guys, I've just finished uni and am looking to get my career started in the game audio. Just a quick question to ask any Game Audio people who have worked in QA or as a Game Tester: Is this a ...
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Any Advice Getting into Mixing & Mastering?

Hi all, Happy February lol! I recently entered the graduate sound design program at the Savannah College of Art & Design after studying radio production in Undergrad. I know it's graduate school, ...
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The Boring Stuff - Bookkeeping: Do you do it? Which program do you use?

Hi Folks, Due to a recent change in philosophy, and the realisation that I am making a living only doing sound, I realised that I needed to do some proper bookkeeping to get a handle on when, where, ...
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looking for training / sound design studies

Hi ! Maybe this question is a little out of place here, but this forum is maybe a way to get out of established trails... I'm studying sound design in France in an art school, along with Ircam in ...
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Ever feel like you were better for the job?

How do you promote yourself and your skills? How do you make them known? I've tried promoting and putting together a really nice show-reel and I constantly get good comments of how well I am to work ...
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Most influential people in your career

After listening to the guys at the audionowcast discuss the people most influential to them, I figured I wanted to start a thread here and discuss this with the rest of you guys. here's a list of the ...
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In need of some career advice.

I'm in the position where I may be offered a job editing and mixing sound for reality television. I eventually want to work in feature films as an editor, working my way up to sound design. I've ...
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Twitter Users on here?

I know there have been some twitter threads on here so I have to make this a question as I didn't want this to be buried at the end of a ton of posts since this is more of a group networking invite. ...
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Sleep Disorders

Ok, considering the company here I'm sure there are quite a few of you who have had some experience with sleep disorders. Situations like this can be hard to diagnose and usually require a very ...
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(UK) Sidestepping into film sound… a possibility?

I've been working in audiobooks for a little over ten years and, to be frank, I've had my fill. There's also the matter of cash flow. The family pot seems to have a hole in it and my career is going ...
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Moving worlds within audio post

I work in the world of TV programming with reality, documentary & docudrama series work, lots of promos, some theatrical trailer work, and some independent film work. My current gig is as an in-...
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Grabbing hold of one's career arc

After more than 11 years of doing this all day every day I've learned just how broad and deep the field of audio truly is. The more I do this the more I realize how much I still have yet to learn. ...
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Foreign field audio?

Hello everyone. First, let me say that my intention here is to look for career advice, not to passively beg for a handout. Okay, so I recently had a revelation: I really enjoy sound design and post-...
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Do any of you compose, as well?

I got into sound design when an open-source game I was on was flooded with composers, and we needed a sound designer. None of the composers on the game had anything beyond Finale but me, so I stepped ...
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In search of sound schools

Hi, I'm a young sound designer about to finish high school and i'd like to know what schools have the most reputable programs. Any suggestions?
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What does it all mean when people say : 'Come to the studio and see what we do…'?

Hey Everyone, 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 ...
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advice for getting a start in game audio

hello, i'm writing to ask some advice from those of you working in the game audio/sound design fields. i believe someone else asked a similar question relating to getting a start in the film sound ...
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How do I get meaningful experience if I'm in the middle of nowhere?

I'm an aspiring sound designer who is going to school in a tiny Southern town. We don't have a film program, and while the music department has some music technology, there are only four courses. I ...
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Crossroads: Requesting some career advice

I hate to post a question that i can't see being of benefit to others as well, but i'm rather stuck and i have a lot of respect for the perspectives of you all. I finished a MA in sound design at ...
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If I do volunteer work unrelated to sound design, will that hurt my job prospects?

After college, I really want to join a yearlong volunteer program called Americorps National Civilian Community Corps, or NCCC. It's a full time program, and I won't be able to complete any ...
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Career Potential in Field Recording

Hi there. After using field recordings prominently in my own creative work over the last couple of years and going on a few workshops I'm seriously considering it as a bread and butter work line. My ...
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How would you get your career started?

Hello world! 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 ...
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Sound design Education

What schoold did you attend to get into the sound design field? Where your experiences good? I am looking at VHS. Any reccommendations for good sound design programs that will prepare me for the field?...
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Apprenticeship for Sound Designers?

Dear All, This might be a random question, but I want to ask it anyway: I never went to film school or any type of post production school. I've basically taught myself by: Watching enough movies to ...
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What would you have done differently?

For those of you who have made sound design your career of choice, is there anything you would have done differently along the way? Are there certain choices you're especially glad you made? Would you ...
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Why did you choose sound design as a career?

I know quite a few studio recording engineers who wanted to be musicians and "fell into" the job. When I was about 15 I went to a school rock concert and was fascinated by all of the PA equipment. ...
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Are you colorblind? [survey]

I'm just curious to see how many sound designers here are colorblind. I am red/green colorblind, and over the years I have met quite a few sound designers and musicians that are also colorblind. I ...
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Just a young guy with a dream.

I've loved sound ever since I was a kid, and for the past few years, I've been taking Electroacoustic courses at Concordia University and writing music and making sound effects for small animations, ...