We’re always excited to collaborate with new people, and well understand that you have many choices out there. While evaluating your options, here are a few things to ponder in a composer, sound designer or audio engineer:
Do they understand that the project requires creative collaboration rather than simply delivering their goods? If they don’t, the process can be fraught with miscommunication, closed mindedness, and general friction along the way. We’re most proud of the relationships we’ve formed with our clients. Yes, we’re psyched about the quality of our work, but making our clients rightly feel that we have their backs is a key to projects being rewarding experiences for all parties.
How long have they been at this, and do they work at the speed of our industry? While there are many talented folks out there, we’ve been brought into situations in which the audio person “just couldn’t get it” in time. We’ve collaborated on thousands of projects, across many markets. From this deep bench of experience, we indeed get it. Quickly.
Finally, is their ego in check, and do they have a good attitude? Audio development—be it a score, sound design, or mix—isn’t the time for an audio person to be obstructionist, especially as it’s often hard for the client to define what they want to hear. Don’t worry if you can’t finely articulate your sound requirements, as interpreting and defining your audio needs is part of our job. We’re looking, first and foremost, to get on the same page in terms of the emotion that your piece needs. We welcome all of our clients’ ideas from a wisp of a concept to a temp track. It’s all good, and it’s all part of a successful collaboration.
We hope this gives you a feeling for how we like to approach our work and creating with others. We’re truly honored to have worked on so many exciting projects with many great, creative people…and we look forward to collaborating with you!