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  • I landed a job of scoring a streaming-series in my country.
    But going from working at a media station where I would turn in everyday and turn out at the end of the day, to sitting at home scoring this series has been hard.

    I keep doing something else then getting to work, I smoke too much weed and inspiration is starting to leave me.

    Has anyone else dealt with this and do you have any tips on how pull my self up and get a good experience out of this?

  • This could end bad
    Like I just take off walking and never come back again

  • Oct 3
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    You got this bro, always remember your rhythm and your creative space. The more you live in the world and digest it, the more it lives and breathes.

    I know you have a scratch pad where ya design and try out different songs. Take your time and remember the fundamentals.

  • @op also bro make this thread in life, or something on the same topic.

  • Bestowed

    You got this bro, always remember your rhythm and your creative space. The more you live in the world and digest it, the more it lives and breathes.

    I know you have a scratch pad where ya design and try out different songs. Take your time and remember the fundamentals.

    Thank you for commenting, I needed to hear some good words 🙏

    Got the weed out of my system, and got my sleep and food right.
    As you said I am using the fundamentals again, taking my time and stepping into my fear and feeling it pass their me, leaving me fearless with a creative mind.

  • Oct 3
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    My only advice is 1 remove distractions from your environment and 2 set up hours in the day where u work

    Not perfect by any means but this could help if u stick with it

    Also this sounds like a sick job so maybe remind u self how lucky u are lol

  • Oct 3
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    Shammy

    My only advice is 1 remove distractions from your environment and 2 set up hours in the day where u work

    Not perfect by any means but this could help if u stick with it

    Also this sounds like a sick job so maybe remind u self how lucky u are lol

    I have started doing both things.
    I don’t look at my phone or go online when I wake up and try to wait as far into the day as I can.

    I have also tried to setup hours to work in, but it’s hard to keep the discipline when there is no one.

    I do feel very lucky and my friend is mixing the whole series, so we talk allot about it and help each other keep the spirit high.
    I just got hit my so much anxiety and fear in the beginning that I completely froze and went down into a big hole of fear and self harm.

    But I’m writing good stuff now and my head is in the right place.
    I just gotta stay on road and tighten my discipline

  • MyLeftBrain

    I have started doing both things.
    I don’t look at my phone or go online when I wake up and try to wait as far into the day as I can.

    I have also tried to setup hours to work in, but it’s hard to keep the discipline when there is no one.

    I do feel very lucky and my friend is mixing the whole series, so we talk allot about it and help each other keep the spirit high.
    I just got hit my so much anxiety and fear in the beginning that I completely froze and went down into a big hole of fear and self harm.

    But I’m writing good stuff now and my head is in the right place.
    I just gotta stay on road and tighten my discipline

    I'm glad to hear ur working though the tough parts of your job! Sounds like you're managing well. I totally understand how a big opportunity can be nerve-wracking, just take a lil time to let it sink in before working on things.

    Best of luck to u bro an keep us posted, if u find urself slipping don't hesitate to post something we will try to help out.

  • Nov 19
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    Update:
    I am now 3 episode and a trailer deep in scoring the series.
    They are happy with me.
    Still need to do 5 more episodes and after this month, there is only one more month of pay.

    I will have to do a month without pay.
    But a big media has contacted me about doing a podcast for them next month.
    I don't know if I can balance both the series and a podcast
    Im am high everyday to handel the stress and pressure.
    Only days I am not high is when I have a day off

    Getting a podcast released from a big media would be great for my cv

  • Nov 20
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    MyLeftBrain

    Update:
    I am now 3 episode and a trailer deep in scoring the series.
    They are happy with me.
    Still need to do 5 more episodes and after this month, there is only one more month of pay.

    I will have to do a month without pay.
    But a big media has contacted me about doing a podcast for them next month.
    I don't know if I can balance both the series and a podcast
    Im am high everyday to handel the stress and pressure.
    Only days I am not high is when I have a day off

    Getting a podcast released from a big media would be great for my cv

    honestly, these are good problems to have

  • Bestowed

    honestly, these are good problems to have

    You are right
    I got to roll with the flow of opportunities

  • Nov 20
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    @op what does scoring look like

    Always been interested in how that works. Is it curation? Are you making songs yourself? Do you have to clear the rights to em or does someone else do that?

  • RRRBBB

    @op what does scoring look like

    Always been interested in how that works. Is it curation? Are you making songs yourself? Do you have to clear the rights to em or does someone else do that?

    I am making the score alone at home. I send it to the sound designer and we talk about the music and he mixes it into the episode. Then we send the episode to the producers and director, they then writes us feedback.
    We then have a meeting talking about the feedback, I then adjust the score to their feedback.
    I send the music to the sound designer, he mixes it into the episode again and we send it to them.

    If they are happy the episode gets send to the streaming services producer and they then have to okay it.

    I don’t really write songs for the show, scoring is at bit more ambient then a song.
    But Twin Peaks is a big influence on me so I also write more song/memorable pieces of music.

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