Thursday, December 15, 2011

Take Your Talent Up a Notch

There's more to the entertainment industry than what you see front-and-center. Behind the scenes, there are people creating the real magic, and some of those people are audio engineers.
Audio engineering school allows students with an ear for sound to learn using hands-on experience in a professional environment. By combining natural ability with technological skill, you will be able to make the most of your talent. Obtaining a diploma in audio engineering is the best way to ensure that your skills don't go unrecognized or undiscovered.
One of the best things about audio engineering classes is the people you will meet, from your fellow classmates to your teachers. Never underestimate networking when it comes to working the entertainment world. Attending an accredited school and working with recognized and celebrated professionals can open the door to many more opportunities. Learning from the professionals can give you a very clear idea of what to expect in the real world, and where to begin. Knowing what lies ahead is one of the best advantages that you can have in the entertainment industry. Having an accredited degree is another.
Classes cover topics ranging from music fundamentals, to songwriting and sound and recording techniques. Theory is also covered in an audio engineering school - students learn everything from musical theory to the Musical Instrument Digital interface (MIDI). Extensive listening exercises are also necessary for students to learn what to look for when editing, creating or reviewing a piece of music or sound. At the end of the semester, students are responsible for personal projects that serve as both examples of their capabilities, and proof of a successful education. These can later be used as portfolio material, which will be necessary to gain lucrative employment.
Learning how to make professional recordings and soundtracks are indispensable skills that are applicable in the working world. Having the proper training can lead to working on films, animated cartoons and soundtracks for both movies and television. The right training could even lead to collaborations with some of the biggest names in music.
Taught in a professional environment, most audio engineering schools require a full-time commitment from potential students, although some flexibility is possible. But in order to be the best in such a coveted field, you have to be willing to put in the work. The entertainment industry is a competitive one; in order to succeed you have to be relentless, and extremely skilled at what you do. In order for your talent to be perfectly tuned with your practical skill, you have to be dedicated, and you have to obtain a credible musical education. Some people will find employment without education, but only very rarely. In entertainment, it is extremely important to place as many odds in your favor as possible

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Has Constant Continuing Education for Careers Become Certain?

Indeed, I have this theory that many of the top professionals who are at the top 5% in their field are leaving those industries because they are tired of doing all the constant required continuing education to keep their licenses current. If all the smartest and best professionals decide that all this busy work is destroying their productivity and time, therefore making it not worthwhile anymore, then the only people who will be left will be those people who are perhaps not as smart, or not is qualified in the field. It is well-known that people of lower intelligence level are quite satisfied doing mundane and repetitive tasks.
Now then, I can tell you that any professional or just about any field realizes that the government has them continually filling out forms. It is something that is very boring, repetitious, and causes nightmares. Not to mention the fact that it takes up all of their time, worse the government wishes to make sure that everyone fills out the forms properly, and therefore everyone in the profession must study as per the new regulations so they know how to do it, supposedly to perhaps stop fraud, or ensure that everyone pays the taxes they are required to file.
All this continuing education is destroying productivity at a time when productivity should be sky high thanks to the use of computers, personal tech devices, and the abundance of information and digital resources, but that's not happening. Yes, we are getting a productivity boost, but then we are taking it all away from everyone with all the ongoing education. It almost seems criminal as it is stealing people's time. Perhaps it is safe to say that constant ongoing education for a professional career is now a given, and it is a certainty.
Unfortunately, there are far too many new young regulators who couldn't get a job with their law degree so they go into government work instead. Apparently, they wish to change the world but they've never been in private practice, nor do they understand the business side of things. They wish to micromanage everything so it is easy for them to do their job, scan all the data and records quickly, and weed out all the anomalies who might be fraudsters.
That's all well and good, but you can't regulate morality, people will always find a way around rules, but in the interim we are destroying productivity, and causing the very best of breed in every industry to retire early, or decide to go do something else. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it because we don't fix it it's only going to spiral out of control, as it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy - that is to say the dumbest people remain in the industry, and they are the same people that make the most mistakes, because all the smart people are leaving or have already left.