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  1. wow! This conversation is flying all over the place but I'm definitely feeling the passion, the humour, and the insight that you all have. I've already begun buying the appropriate gear. I've already done my research on that. So getting back to actually getting that first gig. Basically, the only thing I've seen so far in this discussion is to go to the rental houses in NYC such as Gotham and Pro Sound. I've already begun to do this. I could be wrong, but so far I don't think it's the best place to go to network. When I go there, it's to give my money to them in exchange for gear. Where else can I go? How do I find the producers that book sound recordists?
  2. This is all good stuff guys. Having been an audio professional for eleven years, my market, as well as yours, requires networking and people skills in order to get enough work to live. Where can I go to network in New York besides the rental houses? Since I didn't go to film school, I don't have that avenue of making contacts.
  3. Thank you Marc. I certainly intend to read everything on this site. But I noticed a lot of discussions that were 4 and 5 years old. I wanted to get a more current perspective. Do you think the local unions in New York would be a good place to start looking for work? However, freelancing is more important to me. While my current job has been fairly consistent for the last 11 years, I'm getting bored and I want to challenge myself to work in other areas. Since I'm a freelancer, there is no reason why I can't do both.
  4. I would like to get into the sound for picture business doing documentary/film/TV work and ENG work as a Sound Recordist and Boom Operator. I've been a sound engineer for 11 years in New York City mostly mixing sound for galas and corporate events. I have a bachelor's degree in recording arts and music production. I have a great set of ears and great personality. How can I get into this business? Who do I call? Where do I go? What should I look for? Where should I start?
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