Practice, patience, and a relentless desire to succeed -Erika Earl is the Director of Hardware Engineering at Slate Digital where she directs teams and engineers in the technical development of hardware products from concept to launch.
Posts tagged audio engineer
The music component of a sound design is an area where a collaborative relationship with the director is crucial. Music is a subjective discipline, and directors can have definite choices about the music they want for a production. Sometimes this feels a bit restrictive for the sound designer as it can mean they have to build their design around the music they didn’t choose
Go for it and don’t be afraid! Take risks and try stuff that is completely different. My advice in general is that music is the thing that connects us whether young or old. Take the time to make whatever you are working on the best it can be, while staying on deadline. Race or gender doesn’t determine skill. I worked around men for years and still do but sexism never ever really affected me. I have been supported and encouraged by all men I have worked with. I also tour around the US (3 times this year) and have run into at least 15 female sound engineers. We’re out there.