Yesterday, on behalf of @avidtechnology
, I attended the CAS awards for the first time ever. At my table were a mentor, a genius, the best four colleagues I could ever ask for - @musictechie13 @melissa
.miller24 @bradleyjswenson @braveheartla
and a few new friends. .
At the table next to ours was @s
.pielberg Steven Spielberg & Bradley Cooper. At another table near us was the legendary artist & mentor @alanmeyersonmusic
Alan Meyerson. The room was literally filled with who is who of music and audio artistry. .
I write this so you know my presence at the ceremony was not because I am in the same league as these men and women. Good heavens no ! .
My presence there was a direct result of the overwhelming kindness from my mentors, family and friends throughout my career. While I did put everything humanely possible to nurture my passion; kindness, often from strangers who are giants in their area of expertise is what catalyzed my passion into a career. .
Words fail to express the profound sense of gratitude I felt sitting there amidst these immensely talented, extra ordinarily kind human beings. .
If you are someone who is passionate about sound or music, i want you to know this is not the easiest industry to break into. Far from it. The struggle, the depression is real. I know because I have been there. .
Rest assured if you stay focused, ask for help and back that request with passionate hard work, help will find you soon. .
Do not, ever, give up on your passion. .
Let there be sound...
#casawards2019 #grateful #sound #music #mentorship #kindness