At Work With… Audra Hughes, Sound Utility | Texas Movie Fee | Workplace of the Texas Governor


June 23, 2022 | Austin, TX

The ‘At Work With…’ Interview Sequence is our approach of bringing you behind-the-scenes with the folks and companies included in our Texas Manufacturing Listing (TPD). We need to showcase the creatives that cowl all ranges of manufacturing expertise, backgrounds, and geographies across the state. This week’s highlight is on Audra Hughes primarily based in Austin and a Texan since June 2010.

What’s essentially the most memorable expertise on a undertaking that you just’ve had and what made it so particular?
Once I first moved to Austin I managed to community my approach into an internship at Detour. I occurred to be there throughout a particular time, they have been engaged on Rick’s 12-year undertaking Boyhood and after convincing a neighborhood manufacturing coordinator to rent me as PA for the next years, I discovered myself rapidly shifting by the thriving curler coaster that’s the Texas movement image enterprise. I could also be a transplant, however I really cherish my Texas movie profession origin story.

Have you ever had an business mentor who made an influence on you or helped you alongside your profession path?
I really feel fortunate that I’ve had plenty of sound mentors to assist me get the place I’m at immediately. I might title all of them, however I believe I might take up half a web page. The one cause I’ve a profession in sound utility is as a result of they took day out of their very own lives to show me this craft on their days off or in between set-ups on set. I do need to make a particular shout out to Ben Lazard, although.

In your business, collaboration is the important thing to success. How do you greatest foster collaboration together with your colleagues from undertaking to undertaking?
It is unattainable to do that with out the collaboration of my colleagues. It is tried however true; it takes a village!

How have Covid-19 security protocols affected the best way that you just work?
To start with Covid-19 was a scary and a critical problem to beat, particularly on set the place there are millions of shifting elements. It might be overwhelming, nevertheless it was essential to take issues sluggish, to take the time to be secure [in general] past Covid and that helped take the stress off.

What’s one of the best half about working in Texas?
One of the best half about working in Tejas is the crews! Now we have a few of the coolest cats within the biz right here.

Why do you select the Lone Star State as a spot to stay and work?
Initially, I had my coronary heart set on L.A., however after realizing Dazed and Confused was shot in Tejas, I knew I might “be so much cooler” if I moved to Austin, as a substitute.

Interview has been edited for brevity.

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