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Video: Carving out a successful freelance career in game audio

At GDC 2018, experienced audio professional Akash Thakkar breaks down the process of successfully freelancing in video game audio, exploring everything from finding high-quality work to setting rates.

What are the keys to carving out a successful freelance career in game audio?

Much of it probably depends on where you're located and what your skills are as an audio professional, but there's also a lot of broadly applicable advice that might help you get that next gig.

At GDC 2018, experienced audio professional Akash Thakkar offered just that by breaking down the process of successfully freelancing in video game audio, exploring everything from finding high-quality work to helping you answer the dreaded question "So, what's your rate?" with confidence.

It's the sort of timeles talk that's sure to be valuable if you're building (or considering) a career in game audio, so if you missed Thakkar's talk at GDC last year don't miss your shot to now watch it for free via the official GDC YouTube channel!

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC or VRDC already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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