The key is service

Working at  a college I have to always remind myself, that even though i am technician and fix things, I am doing all things for the students benefit.

My favorite part of my job is actually one-on-one helping a student, faculty or other staff member figure things out; trouble-shoot an issue, learn how a 
piece of software or hardware works, or be an outside viewpoint to solve a complex problem.  Great satisfaction in seeing the look in that person's eyes
when they get, or it's solved and they can move on to being more creative.

Tech has allowed us to do even "greater things" in music and video in many ways, but we can't get bogged down in the tools and let that get in the way of the creativity.  My goal is to help minimize the distraction that technology can be when things don't work the way they should or we just don't know who to get from point a to point b.

Here is getting into the flow and staying in the flow...

2 comments

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Salem

    I like your viewpoint. Technology definitely bigs me down to the point where I no longer feel tapped into the creative flow. How can I get help from you it someone else in that moment right before "disconnect"?

    I like your viewpoint.
    Technology definitely bigs me down to the point where I no longer feel tapped into the creative flow.
    How can I get help from you it someone else in that moment right before "disconnect"?

  • RalphyKeys

    RalphyKeys

    Thanks Rebecca, the key is to learn the tools, like anything else. I like to take time away from the creative pursuit to study up and master the tools of daw and such, so that when in that "moment" i am focused on the creative, so just like practicing your instrument, you need to practice the DAW, or synth, or keyboard.

    Thanks Rebecca, the key is to learn the tools, like anything else.

    I like to take time away from the creative pursuit to study up and master the tools of daw and such, so that when in that "moment" i am focused on the creative, so just like practicing your instrument, you need to practice the DAW, or synth, or keyboard.

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