Troubleshooting Havoc

Yesterday was a very busy day. And not in the good sense. A great portion of our day was spent troubleshooting and pulling our hair out of frustration. This is what happens when you work in an industry that revolves around technology. Usually there is minor troubleshooting to do every day, but today was just wild. The session was not reading the volume or plug-in automation which basically means that all the work that was done on the dialogue audio (to make it sound better and to make it fit in better with the rest of the elements – music, effects, etc) was not coming through – DISASTER.

The other intern, Nick, had some suggestions which our boss tried and things were better, but still not quite right. Richard (my supervisor and boss) chose to post something on a known audio forum with the hopes that an audio connoisseur would come to the rescue – no such luck. It was time for lunch.

We had lunch at a fabulous Greek restaurant on Geogia Avenue which I would recommend to anyone looking for some authentic Greek food – ORDER THE FRIES! We came back and somehow the Pro Tools gods were now happy and things were working appropriately. This taught me that I will need lots of patience to survive in this industry. Although things run smoothly for the most part, technical difficulties can really slow down the work flow.

In the end, we were able to go through a new episode of How The States Got Their Shapes about language and accents, a political spot for politicians in Wisconsin, and a “promo” for Sons of Guns. After everything, it was a great day to work at Takoma Media – long, but rewarding.