How can I change my career? I'm not getting any younger over here.
December 7, 2012 9:59 AM Subscribe
Careerfreakoutfilter: I've always wanted to work in audio production. If I wanted to chuck my current career and follow this, how best would I do it?
posted by custard heart to media & arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I currently work for a television company doing semi-boring semi-technical stuff and I'm yearning to get more education. I've always wanted to work in audio-- previously radio, but now I'm interested in a career in audio postproduction for film or TV. I've taught myself the basics of Logic and ProTools by myself and taken a couple classes, and messed around doing foley stuff for radio plays but I really don't know where to begin.
How would I go about this? What schools are reputable (as opposed to for-profit diploma mills)? How does the industry work hiring-wise? Are there jobs in this field? (I live in Toronto, where a lot of film/tv stuff happens, if that helps). Do apprenticeships exist?
What can I do to start down this path, and how long before I can expect to be employed in this?