Chelsea Body is a freelance sound editor and foley recordist based in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Audio Post Production and Music Industry Arts programmes at Fanshawe College and is currently a Foley Editor and Operator at Footsteps Post Production.
- Competition is high in audio/creative industries and competing against many other people for the same job is a regular occurrence in the freelance world. Unfortunately, our first compromise is usually financial. There are those who are so hungry for work and experience that they will do it for low/no pay. And there are others simply ...
- One evening, I was talking to a good friend about work and our successes. I’ve had some important accomplishments recently and I was telling her how I felt undeserving of the recognition. I feared that soon, someone would point out how I didn’t actually know what I was doing. She said, look up impostor syndrome.
- Having the opportunity for some hands-on experience makes a huge difference. It’s one thing to read about the technology and techniques involved but having hands-on learning really solidifies the knowledge in a way that classroom learning can’t.
- As a Foley mixer and editor, I am often asked: what exactly is Foley?
- It’s the time of year for application deadlines and acceptance letters. I have noticed a lot of discussions lately about whether it is worthwhile to enroll in school for audio engineering.
- As a recent newcomer to the freelance world, I would like to share what I’ve learned and what has helped me so far. Here are some tips I hope you find helpful if you are thinking about, or are in the process of going freelance.