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Also this week in Freelance Faces, we're introducing Lynne Butler. Freelance sound professsional. Read on to hear what she had to say. Enjoy!


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Freelance sound professional. TV & Film.

FF: Hi Lynne and welcome to Freelance Faces. How did you start out as a freelancer?
Lynne: Chickaboom Sound was born just over 2 years ago. For 15 years prior I worked for ABC Television in Audio Post Production on dramas, documentaries and comedy programs. The work was great but when I saw an opportunity to jump into the freelance world, I couldn't resist the challenge.

What do you specialise in?
I enjoy doing all things sound and my work falls into two main categories:
Location Sound Recording - mostly for documentary work, though I have used my kit on a couple of feature length films and other drama projects. Documentaries are my main interest for location sound work. I enjoy working in a small team and helping to bring stories to the screen.
Audio Post Production - dialogue editing, sound effects / sound design as well as foley recording for all styles of programs including drama documentaries and comedy.

I own quality equipment to do both these types of job.

How does freelancing affect your lifestyle?
Freelancing gives me the freedom to choose projects which appeal to me. I also love the diversity in the projects and people I work with. It can be challenging at times but that is a motivation as well. The flexibility of the freelance lifestyle suits me. It's rarely predictable and I prefer things that way.

What has been your career highlights?
I've been fortunate to work on some amazing programs over the course of my career. Programs such as 'Seachange', 'Kath and Kim' and more recently 'Angry Boys' were lots of fun. I think for me a big highlight was the documentary 'Choir of Hard Knocks', both for my involvement (location recording, sound editing and mixing) and for the impact it had on the participants and in the wider community. This was the program which made me realise how powerful, good documentaries can be. An overall highlight is being around talented and passionate people who care about the work they do.

What other interests do you have?
Travelling is still a big interest of mine. When I can combine my work with travel, it makes me very happy!

Where do you usually source freelance work?
Many of the jobs that I get tend to come from word of mouth but I also use my website and other marketing tools to let people know about my work.

How did you find out about the Freelance Factory and what do you think of the concept?
My introduction to FF was through a freelancing workshop and I believe it's important for people who work as sole traders to have an online community hub.

FF: Thanks for your time Lynne! 
It's great to have you on board.

Visit Lynne's website:
Lynne is based in Melbourne. Lynne can be contacted by email. Click here.