Jacob Shea’s career advice

Discussion in 'Working in the Industry' started by ka00, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. jononotbono

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    It’s one of the rare times in my life that i can honestly say that I’m glad I’m an ex-Professional soldier haha!
     
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  2. D Halgren

    D Halgren Senior Member

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    I don't know Luke, you might have to get back in the trenches;)

     
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  3. streetster

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    According to the criteria you either require a Masters or self taught but super talented. How does one measure super talented? Isn't it highly subjective?
     
  4. jononotbono

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    I would love to apply but I’m not in a financial position to live in LA at the moment. And if I was, I’m not even remotely good enough to get selected. There are some scarily talented people out there! Looks like an amazing opportunity for the right people!
     
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  5. brenneisen

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    not my first language but you got to pay the tuition yourself, am I right?

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  6. jononotbono

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    Sorry to derail this further but I am curious how much money someone would need to live in LA for a year whilst not earning anything to do something like this Score Academy? I just can’t imagine being able to spend a year from earning anything. Feels like it’s aimed at rich people!
     
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  7. jononotbono

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    No. Just to support yourself for a year.
     
  8. InLight-Tone

    InLight-Tone Senior Member

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    $3000/mo for a crappy apartment...
     
  9. jononotbono

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    That's what I thought. Thanks.
     
  10. dannymc

    dannymc Senior Member

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    what an incredible offer for young composers :thumbsup:

    Danny
     
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  11. Wally Garten

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    To be clear, it's not $3000/mo just for rent. That's probably a reasonable figure for expenses all in, though -- and that's assuming you have no debt/obligations.
     
  12. Desire Inspires

    Desire Inspires To the stars through desire....

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    There are plenty of inexpensive and vacant openings on this place called Skid Row.
     
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  13. D Halgren

    D Halgren Senior Member

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    Maybe Tom will let the person sleep on a couch, or a cot, in the studio. You could sell it as living for the experience!:thumbsup:
     
  14. brenneisen

    brenneisen Active Member

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    thanks, the "for by" got me a bit confused
     
  15. InLight-Tone

    InLight-Tone Senior Member

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    Ya that's what I was inferring...
     
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  16. givemenoughrope

    givemenoughrope Senior Member

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    Just rent a room from someone in Palms or just South of Culver City. It’ll be dirt cheap and you’ll basically just sleep and just shower there. Very close to Santa Monica. If you aren’t actually assisting or being a runner then you won’t need a car. If you want to really do this the vi-c hivemind local to LA can help you figure out the unknowns.
     
  17. NoamL

    NoamL Winter <3

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    Somewhere between $900-$1500 a month for a cheap studio or apartment share on the west side of LA, somewhere like Culver City. Perhaps less if you live far away but then you're paying for a car, gas, spending hours in traffic. Anyway that's $10-18,000 minimum for the year and then you need food and insurance. Probably about $20-30k all told.
     
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  18. Desire Inspires

    Desire Inspires To the stars through desire....

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    Sheesh!

    Why not just go to college out in LA and do music as a minor or on the side? You’ll bump into a bunch of other musicians if you network.

    No need for couch surfing or panhandling to be some composer’s stooge.
     
  19. D Halgren

    D Halgren Senior Member

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    Cause Tom brings you straight to the table;)
     
  20. goalie composer

    goalie composer Active Member

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    I think he lives in Encino (right in the valley). You can probably get some cheaper living arrangements nearby (ie a room in a house etc)
     
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