DCP 165: On Becoming a Sound Designer

In this episode:

1) Sound Designer Michael Cardillo helps answer a few questions from student Jared Kirk who aspires to do sound design for video professionally. Michael shares great advice on getting started as a professional sound designer.

2) “How do you handle the situation where a freelancer you’ve hired to help you do a job hands out his business card to your customer?” The Video Business Success Coach - Kris Simmons - coaches us through this gnarly situation.

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Ben Burtt, sound designer of the Star Wars films, details how he created the iconic sound of lightsabers in this vintage interview. The lightsaber hum is one of Burtt's favorite sounds, he says. Inspired by Ralph McQuarrie's concept paintings featuring lightsabers, Burtt said he could "hear the sound in his head."

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