“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,


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