There are a number of good reasons to subcontract work. Subcontracting allows you to do more work than you could on your own, to spend less time on tasks you don’t want to do, or to hire someone to do a task better than you can. What qualifies as subcontracting? Anytime you pay someone else […]
Posts in category April Tucker
April holds both a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sound Recording, and has over 10 years experience in the field. April works primarily as a re-recording mixer and sound editor (based in Los Angeles), but also has experience as a music editor and mixer, and ADR and Foley engineer.
Business education is lacking from audio education curriculum and it’s often low on the priority list for a lot of freelancers and home studio owners. Owning a studio is about so much more than what gear to buy or learning how to mix better. The Six Figure Studio fills some of the business gap and offers some interesting and valuable content on the topic. But, it’s also a site somewhat early in it’s own growth and expertise. There’s a lot to take from it (with a discerning eye).
If you’re looking to build a career in post-production sound (sound for picture/television, film, and web) there’s generally two routes: working for yourself, or working for a sound facility that specializes in post-production. There’s advantages and disadvantages to both. If you don’t have a lot of experience, working for yourself could mean high competition for low budget projects with a varying level of quality. At the same time, it can be an excellent experience to do all the sound yourself, learning how to solve problems and manipulate sounds at your own pace.