So recently I moved house and wanted to share some insights into finances because as a freelancer it can be tricky to manage. Also having a self employed status you need to make sure you take into account about your profit and loss.
This is a topic I have often communicated to many people starting out when it comes to better integrating sound into a visual medium such as film. Even taking the whole 50% of the experience is sound mantra that gets banded around, the fact is joe public goes to watch films.
Firstly your degree doesn’t matter for the following reasons when going into a technical skill like sound recording:
More and more I have been overseeing productions from location sound, right through to the final mix. I have always been honing both my production and post production skills but have mainly focused on where I felt I could deliver the most value to productions. There is nothing to truly replace a great performance than the sound from the location.