#WFH Diaries: Music Supervisor David Fisher

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues apace, we're checking in with creative industry folks worldwide. Here's an update from David Fisher, a music supervisor and founder of Songs for Film & T.V.

Give us a one-line bio of yourself.

Chief creative director, music supervisor and founder of Songs for Film & T.V.

Where are you living right now, and who's with you?

I live in Mill Valley, California, with my much better half Marisa and our daughters Edie, Frankie, Eden and my furriest daughter Sally (ruff ruff). I'm surrounded by women.

What's your work situation like at the moment?

Music never stops! We continue to be of service for all those who #WFH. 

Describe your socializing strategy.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! Work meetings, AA meetings (sobriety is cool), friend hangouts. Get connected, stay connected.

How are you dealing with childcare?

The kids are doing online schooling and have become very cheap labor around the house.

What are you reading?

You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza.

What are you watching?

Fargo (the TV series), zerozerozero, Tiger King.

What are you listening to?

I'm diving deeply into "Frequency Vibrations." You can find them all over YouTube. I listen to them during the day and while sleeping. Other than that, The Weeknd's After Hours record has me shook!

How are you staying fit?

Peloton, pull-up bar, free weights, intermittent fasting, resisting the temptation to eat everything in the house in one evening.

Have you taken up a hobby?

My hobby is trying not to eat everything in the house in one evening. 

Any tips for getting necessities?

I heard the dark web is great for this.

An awkward moment since all this started.

Nothing too exciting, although my neighbor did see me naked through the window. #embarrassing

Best work email you got since all this started.

The best work emails I receive on a daily basis are the ones saying people are "open for business." I love seeing that people are continuing to do what they do to the best of their abilities during these times. We're lucky that we have a foot in the music world, another in the ad world, a hand in the TV world and another hand in the film world. That's all parts, right? Anyway, each of these communities are filled with amazing people that we love working with, and collectively we're all in this together. #unity

An aha! moment since all this started.

These are unprecedented times, as we all know. However, we've been through some things in this lifetime, and it's times like these that place a spotlight on people. There are some of us who go into fear-based self-centered survival mode and some of us who get into unconditional service to others. I understand both, for sure. However, it's so important to help all of those in physical and emotional need. Use this time to see if you're being the best version of yourself. "Turn on your Heartlight." —Neal Diamond 

What's your theory on how this is going to play out?

We are living in very strange times. There feels like some type of "sea change" happening, and it has felt like that for the past three years. I truly don't know what is going to happen. I feel like we're in a superhero film and we're waiting for the superhero to come and save us all from evil. But the uncertain part is, who is going to be that superhero? 

See the full #WFH Diaries series here.

Tim Nudd
Tim Nudd was editor in chief of the Clio Awards and editor of Muse by Clio from 2018 to 2023.

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