“Get rid of the shitty sound. Life’s too short.” – Hans Zimmer

2 Steps forward and one step back. Such is the life of a filmmaker.sound

So I started my first session on laying down sound for Tilt. Now, I’m not an Idiot (or though some might argue otherwise), so I know that Audio engineering is an entire career in of itself. It’s something that people work on for years to become masters of. Hell even just to get moderately good at. And I never expected to do an amazing job on my own…. But now that I have started I can say one thing with complete and total confidence…. Sound is hard!  Like…. Really hard!

As usual with all my endeavors, I’ve done a bunch of work in teaching myself as much as possible before I start… but I didn’t get a degree in sound engineering… so you know… I still suck….

If I had the time, I would probably follow a colleagues suggestion that I apply for a finishing grant so I can pay for someone with a lot more talent than me. And I may still do that… But that could take 3 to 4 months, so for now I will do the best I can and then get it off to the festivals – Then if it does well, maybe I’ll have some leverage to polish it off.

Anyway, looking to spend about 30 hours in the sound room this weekend, while my Fiance is visiting family – Hope to have a positive progress report in a couple of days.

For now I will leave you an appropriate quote from Paulo Coelho, the writer of the Alchemist. He once said, “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

For the ones who do,
Tonko

Advertisements

One thought on ““Get rid of the shitty sound. Life’s too short.” – Hans Zimmer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s