Handling FAILURE in Live Sound
As a freelancer, it is critical to be able to fit in and work along side new people on a daily basis. This isn’t a perticularly difficult task when things are going well, but the real measure of a crew is how they cope when things begin to turn towards failure.
In this video we discuss some of the things I see when working with crews of varying degrees of experience. How does one crew get completely derailed by common issues, while others are able to take them in stride and continue on with the production? It would be fair to assume that the more experienced crews simply know more, but it is often not a lack of knowledge, but an inability to apply the knowledge at the right time, without allowing ego and emotion to take over that holds certain crews back.
Learning to put ego aside, work through a diagnostic process, accept a failure and move toward a solution quickly is a skill set that will serve you well regardless of the technology at hand. If nothing else, it might keep your team from looking silly arguing in front of client about who screwed up.
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