If you’re considering working in the audio/visual world, there are some things you may want to know. We have been in the business for more than a decade, so we know a thing or two. Today we are going to offer you a few pieces of advice if you’re looking to be successful within the field!
Be flexible. You may want to be an audio engineer, but if you can pick up some lighting and video skills along the way, and show an interest in all aspects of production, you will only make your skill set more valuable in the marketplace!
Be available. It’s unlikely that you’ll go from making your own videos to being a full-time video engineer overnight! Get your foot in the door with a freelance position, and shift your schedule to make yourself available for as many freelance opportunities as possible.
Be friendly. At TSV, we get to work with a lot of great technicians and engineers, but the ones we hire over and over are the ones we like to be around! Clients want to see friendly, helpful staff members who are having a great time at their events.
Be humble. We all have more to learn, all the time. We know audio engineers who have been in the business for 30 years, who have worked with the biggest artists, on the biggest shows, who are still excited to learn and grow in their profession. We also know people who have been doing the job 6 months who act like they know everything there is to know. Guess which of the two we hire for shows?
Be curious. Always try to stay up to date on trends within your industry; learn about new technology, collaborate with a more experienced professional and ask questions! Don’t be afraid to set yourself apart by trying new things, it can result in a good idea that creates a unique experience.
These are just a few things that we look for in an audio/visual professional and we hope that you take these pieces of advice into consideration!