I want to do this for a Job

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  1. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    I really had no idea where to post this, after hours? no it's for off-topic stuff.....
    so Im trying here [​IMG]

    I am really interested in this whole world of TV's and Electronics. I love messing with stuff and modifying it,I had a generic 4 speaker surround setup rigged to my bedroom tv when I was 10 (i took the tv apart and spliced the audio wires and hooked them up through there, it worked real good)[​IMG]

    Anyways, where do I start? what kind of jobs are there? The only job that I know there remotely is, is ISF calibrating. Which sounds fun also.....
    (and I dont want to sell TV's at best buy)


    Any ideas??? Help me find a direction in life[​IMG]
     
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    I've moved this thread in After Hours because it'll get more responses here.
     
  3. Allen Ross

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    tackle an EE degree and see if you really want to do it, at least thats what i am doing [​IMG]
     
  4. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    I am looking into a job selling high end AV /automation systems. Instead of the DIY aspect which this forum helps immensely, people who want a 'turn-key' kick ass system. Not sure if it's for me since I have been an engineer for 20 years and this is mainly sales
     
  5. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    The best job I heard about too late was the person who was Liv Tyler's dresser on Lord of the Rings. Apparently she was sewn, naked, into her costume daily. I always hear about the good jobs after they're already taken.[​IMG]
     
  6. Jason_Els

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    I would love to be a home theater architect too. I have no clue how to go about it. I loved the series in SGHT and thought that my perfect job. Then I saw the math! Yikes! Nevertheless, it would be enlightening to find out just what is required for schooling and certification.

    I wonder if Russ ever visits here?
     
  7. Greg_R

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    I have a EE degree and can tell you that it has little to do with Home Theater. Sure, you can calculate the impedance of a speaker, etc. but when it comes to building a room, EE will not get you very far.

    The majority of money is made in custom room design and construction. I would suggest a degree in acoustics / applied physics (with a dose of CS). Classes in architecture / room decor would also serve you well. Experience with all aspects of HT construction (dry wall, electrical, carpentry, etc.) will make you a better general contractor. Working for a custom installation company will start giving you the needed experience before you set off on your own...
     
  8. Tom Rosback

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    Check out www.cedia.org. Look under Boot Camp, and Regional Education. The custom installation industry is growing, and needs knowledgeable people at all levels.
     

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