As someone like me still figuring out how to enter in this field,do you think the market is so saturated that sustainable income from it it's a privilege that only few can have?
High risk, high income. I see that most of the successful trailer composers out there dabble with TV work.
And luck & connections, those never hurt too.All Art and Entertainment fields (basically everything I have actual passion for) are 'over-saturated'.
So yeah, only a privileged few will be able to make a living from it.
It usually comes down to talent and hard work. If you have the talent and put in the work, you have a shot. It's up to you to decide whether the chance to make it is worth it to you.
Personally, I will never stop again. Giving up was the dumbest thing I've ever done.
I find it interesting we speak like this as if opening a cafe or pizza joint is easy peasy lets make $$$$$$.
Anything worth doing has a butt load of people trying to do it.
Just do what ever you want m8, it's not like you can try again next life.
I think trailer music is something that is even harder than normal scoring to get into because the genre has already such an established sound and as a result musical creativity cannot give as much of an edge over others. Where a film score can work around a really low budget, trailer music generally requires a good up front investment because of all the electronic sounds and effects which are considered standard and completely necessary for anyone in the field.
Landing in a main trailer it's really hard even for top composers, tv spots have more odds since there are so many for every movieI have this idea in my head that there are about 50 people who make trailer music and all positions have already been filled. I mean. How many trailers are made in a year?
I have this idea in my head that there are about 50 people who make trailer music and all positions have already been filled. I mean. How many trailers are made in a year?