Ok, the impostor syndrome episode is real, and it is here. If you feel like you suck at this stuff, take a listen and feel better about yourself.
Big big thanks to Matt Marteinsson, Jack Menhorn, Jay Fernandes and Graham Donnelly for contributing.
The imposter syndrome is real, and we’re here to talk about it.
I’d like to put out a call to all sound designers who want to contribute some thoughts to the next episode dealing with the imposter syndrome.
Here’s how to participate:
- Choose a topic:
- how industry or company culture influence creative insecurities
- how attempts to avoid failure affect the odds of failure
- comparing your own work to that of people with much more/less experience than you
2. Grab a mic
3. Collect your thoughts. (srsly, don’t skip this)
4. Introduce yourself
5. Discuss for about 5-10 minutes. This is both a long and a short length of time, so get to the heart of the issue quickly and dive in.
6. email a link to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline is midnight on March 31st. (We reserve the right to edit submissions for length or to exclude submissions.)
I’ll make my own contribution and then create a compilation episode out of what we get from you guys.
This is a real opportunity to get right into something that we all struggle with. Pick the subject that is the most difficult to discuss, and make your weakness into a strength!
Sometimes you can see intensely emotional events coming. In those times you should prepare yourself and roll sound. In this ep I grab my recorder and go get punched in the face.
Here are some videos that Giuseppe posted to his youtube channel showing some before and after on his custom instruments:
In ep 32 we breakdown a method for executing a multimic record session with just one mic, we do a postmortem on the recording of the implosion of a Xerox building, and we do another great giveaway, this time in collaboration with soundsnap.com
Here’s the gear used for the implosion recording:
Plus the venerable Line Audio CM3s