I would say no matter what you do, grab onto something - take your passion, follow it and run with it.
Jerry Ross is part of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM project that Sennheiser has developed in collaboration with talented sound artists around the world. Let them inspire you – get involved.
Jerry Ross is an accomplished sound editor for movies and television. His first job, which literally catapulted his career forward, was when he was hired as an extra for Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 landmark film Apocalypse Now. After a couple of months as an extra on the film, Ross maneuvered his way into the role of assistant picture editor before being recruited as sound editor. All in all, he spent four years working on Apocalypse Now, and says it served as his film school, training and college experience all wrapped up in one. While Ross is very passionate and accomplished in his career, especially considering his recent work on The Walking Dead, his story is one of addiction and recovery. Though the vast majority of his career was spent riding a seemingly never-ending wave of success, talent and creativity, Ross battled for his own survival during a darker part of his life that was fraught with substance use. Since then, he has not only recovered but has become an integral part of the broader solution: In his volunteer role as Director of Community Engagement at The Haven, an addiction recovery program with offices at University of Southern California, Ross helps college students get back on track with their lives if they have experienced a setback involving substance use problems. Jerry Ross has MOMENTUM.