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I wanted to open this thread since i recently read a post in the ”Game Audio” group on Facebook and i really could not believe to my ears. Maybe the more experienced in here can shed some light on me.
A fellow professional sound designer who holds a great experience in AAA titles has posted on FB a post letting people know that he is available to work from 2014. Now, a whole conversation started and a few other sound designers (as well with experience in AAA titles), all together were discussing how bad our job is at the moment, gigs dont exist anymore and that the budget is really small.
Now, in around 35 comments, what i received as a student and future sound pro was that things are really tough and there are no jobs not even for the Pros. I dont want to sound harsh but when i see such posts by audio veterans on FB i am not sure wether it is really a true or …maybe not..I even read another colleague’s post that he is thinking of getting a ”real job”. A real job? I thought that being a sound designer – audio engineer is a real job by it’s self, so real that is equally necessary (as the image) for the release/broadcast of a medium.
What is your opinion? Why does a sound guy who have worked with AAA titles, that has connections..why can’t he find his next job? Whenever i google i find many inhouse jobs in our sector. Who is taking those jobs? I suppose that marriage is playing a key role here where you are actually limiting your exposure and your choices after you get married and have kids.
To be honest that post really confused my theory about things. What does all that mean for the new generations of sound guys?
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