We had the good fortune of connecting with Salil Bhayani and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Salil, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
All I knew growing up was that I wanted to be a musician. When you are little, you don’t think too much about the pragmatic aspects of your dream. That is why they call it a “dream”. It does not have to make sense to anybody but yourself. It made sense to me, it still does. Happiness in life is ephemeral, meaning is what matters. Pursuing a career as a musician brings meaning to my life. I may not be a great storyteller, but I know how to bring great stories to life with music, and that gives me a strong sense of purpose.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am the founder and lead composer at cAMP Studio. We are a boutique studio providing post-production audio and original music for films, video games, documentaries and other media. We have a small, but powerful team of extremely talented people who have worked on highly creative projects with companies such as Warner Bros., Netflix, National Geographic, PBS, to name a few. Our success comes through our mission to create unique and memorable stories through sound and music. The most important thing about cAMP Studio is that we are all about telling important and powerful stories that create positive impact in the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One week would hardly be enough to show a best friend what Los Angeles is all about. Let’s say we are in pre-pandemic times and things are normal, I would plan my week in such a way that we are able to see the amazing museums and art galleries in L.A. such as the National History Museum, The Getty, and of course the Petersen Automotive Museum. Then comes the amazing microbreweries like Karl Strauss, Firestone Walker, and Angel City Brewery for some quality craft beer. As far as food goes, Los Angeles has so much to offer, and I can’t pick my favorites right this moment. Lastly, the Griffith Observatory and Venice Canals are not to be missed, but there is a lot more that I have not mentioned that I would have to fit into the itinerary!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My success is a cumulative effort of so many people in my life. My mentors, my teachers, my family. However, the person who is majorly responsible for my existence as a musician (and otherwise) is my mother, who made sure I started training at a very young age, and that I maintained the level of dedication needed to make music a career.