We recently connected with Christopher Wright and have shared our conversation below.
Christopher, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today It’s always helpful to hear about times when someone’s had to take a risk – how did they think through the decision, why did they take the risk, and what ended up happening. We’d love to hear about a risk you’ve taken.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, my day job at the time closed down for a little over two months. I was invigorated and nervous at the same time. It was a job that had provided me with a stable income, and some benefits but that seemed as if it was in jeopardy clearly. I had been freelancing, after work hours, engineering music groups, and working on post-production projects for various studios in the area and on the West Coast. Thankfully, that type of work picked up when I was out of work for my day job. We had to close our shop on March 13, 2020 and didn’t re-open until June 9, 2020. That gave me enough time to understand what it would be like to freelance in the audio industry full-time. So I spent the next year building my clientele, working on a multitude of projects in music, composition, commercial post-production, and film. By May of 2021, I was too busy. I was working full-time with my day job and at night full-time with my audio work. I decided to take the plunge. I’m currently working full-time freelancing in a number of the studios around Boulder and Denver and I’m also finishing my Master’s Degree in Recording Arts and Post-Production for film at UC Denver. I left my day job at the beginning of August 2021 and am still at it. It’s a lot of work every day making sure that I’m on the hustle to create work for myself, and that’s risky business. But it is also very rewarding in that it’s all me.
Christopher, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
I made the decision to transition into studio life as well as be a musician so that I could even further invest myself in the music industry. I graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado with my bachelor of arts degree in Audio Production and I’m finishing up my Master’s of Science in Recording Arts and Post-Production. I’ve worked on many post-production projects such as movies, commercials, voice-overs, podcasts, and of course recording artists.
Now with many projects under my belt and a talent for translating ideas into reality, I see myself helping to grow your ideas to see their full potential. I hope to never stop learning the power of collaborating and creatively making the artist’s vision come to life.
Have you ever had to pivot?
Prior to 2012, I was a full-time touring/studio musician. I worked very hard at crafting my skill as a drummer which gave me the confidence to play with some amazing musicians in my life. I was in a band at the time and our gigs were dwindling down each month and I began to see the writing on the wall. I pivoted to going back to school for Audio Production to learn the craft of capturing and manipulating sound. It was a big change for me, but a change that I am grateful for happened.
For you, what’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative?
I think the biggest reward for being an artist is to know that you are part of something unique. Something not everyone is doing or can do. Rewarding that you’ve created this and that it’s your idea. I know that you don’t always get recognition for the things you do, but sometimes you do and it’s very satisfying.
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