Starting a career in sound – a Twitter Thread from Emma Butt

Emma Butt, ADR Recordist

Looking for advice on starting a career in sound? ADR Recordist and SFX/Dialogue Editor Emma Butt recently reached out on Twitter asking the sound community for the one piece of career advice for sound they wished they had received when they started out…and boy did they deliver.

Emma Butt, ADR Recordist

Check out highlights from the absolute goldmine of advice Emma received below. Emma’s powerful voice & skillset encouraged responses from some of the wisest voices in the industry. Or, Visit Emma’s full thread.

Also, check out our Interview with Emma Butt from last month which was published here in Sound Magazine!

Some great advice to be had on starting a career in sound here! To re-iterate:

  • Have fun! Enjoying the process keeps you motivated to create your best work
  • Learn about taxes, rates and contracts – your business chops should be as good as your sound ones
  • Stay humble. Stay Kind – Attitude is everything
  • Seek out mentorship wherever you can – learn from the best
  • Don’t just network – create friendships
  • Always remember the project you’re working on is normally not your project – put your ego aside
  • place checks into your workflow for a more professional result at the end of it all

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