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Old 05-03-2002, 02:02 AM
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Default Trying to get into commercials, TV, videogames, etc...

Mostly Videogames though. I've been a videogame fanatic for 15+ years (I'm 25). There's an ad in my local paper for game tester for EA Sports every week and I'd be willing to take that job (at 9 bucks an hour) just to get my foot in the door in the gaming industry. Problem is I apply EVERY week but get nothing...

I've always felt I could take a visual (ie, commercial, TV show, movie, videogame) and put some music too it. I really want to start to pursue this. I'm in San Francisco. What would I do to get started? Is it a 'who you know' thing? Do I need representation? I'm really serious about pursuing this.

Anybody?
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Old 05-03-2002, 08:36 AM
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enough already!!!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">huh? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]

Mr. Peete - my advise to you would be to get together a demo that best showcases your style of music. If you have anything that's been done to video, that will help as well (i.e. use your VCR to record 5 minutes of a game, then add your music to it). Then check and see what game companies are in your area and send them the demo (along with nice cover letter etc., then do a follow up phone call yadda yadda).

I work a lot with Fox Interactive here in LA recording V/O and doing music for their video games (usually playing/engineering on the sessions, not composing). The producers basically have a few people they always turn to, but occasionally need a specific sound that their guys don't do well (like surf music or something odd like that) then they start going through the demos they've received.

There's a lot of people out there competing for this particular work, so the more unique and polished your sound is the better.

Hope that helps!

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Old 05-03-2002, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: Trying to get into commercials, TV, videogames, etc...

he was kinda rambling but that was rude Tiff. say your sorry, then be nice. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 05-03-2002, 08:23 PM
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Tiff--That comment has me on the floor laughing! I bet you're a hot littlle......
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Old 05-04-2002, 12:32 AM
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Old 05-04-2002, 03:03 PM
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Tiff--That comment has me on the floor laughing! I bet you're a hot littlle......
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Old 05-04-2002, 03:45 PM
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Check out Taxi. If you are good there is great chance you can get some work.

http://www.taxi.com/
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Old 05-05-2002, 08:47 PM
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Check out Taxi. If you are good there is great chance you can get some work.

http://www.taxi.com/
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