First of all, I gotta say I love this forum, it is really good, I've made a couple posts and I'm really thrilled with the response I've recieved. It's very cool to have a such nice folks willing to share their expertise and experience. Hopefully I'll be able to help out too, once I get some.
I'm wondering about film/tv/game scoring; is anyone doing this stuff part-time? I mean, are deadlines, in general, such that someone who's not doing it full-time could hope to provide the kind of service that a director's expecting (by the way, with game scores, is there a director, or someone else you deal with?)? I have a 9-5 day job, and while (I believe) I can write some decent quality stuff, I wouldn't always be able take the director's call in the middle of the day, and it might prevent me from being able to jump on that last-minute change that he needs fedex'd that very night, or whatever. Whenever I read interviews and such everyone always talks about the 'impossble' timelines you have to deal with, so I'm wondering what the reality is for those of us who can't support themselves full-time with composing work. I'm sure there's many different scenarios and it's hard to generalize, but I'm just looking for input.
What I'm really going after is what area of the biz I might have the best chance at initially, with having a day job and not being in LA. Tall order I know, but you gotta start somewhere....