Episode 011


Dustin Lau – Film Composer & Producer

How do you calculate the risks needed to live a creative life?

Dustin Lau is a musician, songwriter, film composer and producer living in Redlands California, whose work appears on everything from feature length documentaries to short TV spots. He’s performed live on stages around the world, worked with other artists as a producer, and explored a broad pallet of styles and sounds in his compositions.

Like many full-time creatives, Dustin has made what appear to be blind leaps in pursuit of creative opportunities. From dropping out of college to leaving behind stable employment. In this episode, we discuss his risk analysis, or a lack thereof, and try to identify what elements or ingredients were present when taking risks that gave him the confidence to choose to live a creative life.

Show Notes and Links

Links for Dustin Lau:

Listen on Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/dustin-lau/43409
Listen on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dustinlau
Twitter is @dustinlaumusic
Instagram is @dustinlaumusic

The new EP on Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/albums/the-way-we-see-the-world/4482
Beyond Karma Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTV2VCxRxto
Like We Don’t Exist Film: https://vimeo.com/260495758

All about Musicbed:

Website: https://www.musicbed.com/
Work on a custom score with Dustin (or other composers): https://www.musicbed.com/custom-music

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One Thing Real Quick is produced by Evan MacDonald. Editing help from John M Craig. Music this week by our guest, Dustin Lau. Learn more about the show at onethingrealquick.com


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