The Sims 4: Get Famous has brought a new skill, Media Production! There are only 5 levels to the Media Production skill, so it's easy to complete and you can do it so that your sim earns a decent income.
Ideal mood for media production skills
Each skill in The Sims 4 has an ideal mood that will help you acquire the skill more quickly and for media production, that mood is inspired. There are some simple ways to get inspired, including taking a thoughtful shower, using a plumber-inspired lamp and more.
When your sim is inspired, not only will he acquire his skills faster, but he will also be able to create higher quality videos or songs!
How to acquire media production skills
There are two ways in which your sims can acquire the skill of multimedia production, mixing music or making videos.
To acquire the media production skill of mixing music, you will need to purchase the master mix music station from build mode. You can find it in the electronics> audio section of build mode, or you can use the search bar to find it faster.
The music station allows your sim to produce music and add different effects to the track. You can add remixes and actually listen to the song being created, which is fun. You can even burn yourself a copy that your sim will keep in his inventory!
When you have finished creating a song, you can choose to release the track. This will give your sim daily royalties every morning at 10am for a few days. This will also give you a fame boost that can eventually be used to buy fame perks.
You can only publish one song a day, but publishing these songs can make a record label offer your sim a music deal. This helps you earn more money from your music, but you have to make sure that you publish at least 2-3 songs per week so that they don't decide to get rid of you.
In order to acquire the skill of multimedia production through video creation, it is necessary to purchase the video station with multiple views, which can be found in the electronics miscellany section in construction mode or by using the search bar. There are two versions of the video station, but the only difference is that one has a chair.
You can even upgrade your video station for better lighting and a better camera that will increase the quality of your videos. There are also practical upgrades that can help you improve your quality.
To make a video you have to record the video first, of course. It's smart to do some research on trends so you can find out what's popular, this will help you earn some extra money from royalties on the video if you follow the trends.
From there, you can record the video, then edit it and upload it to simtube. As you level up in the media production skill you will be given options to add effects or add transitions.
You can also do things like reply to comments, promote older videos and even promote your next video. All these activities will help you gain fame and earn more money from your videos.
When you upload a video, you will start earning daily royalties just like you would with writing books or licensing songs with an instrument. They come in every day at 10am.
Skill levels in media production
Unlike most skills, the media production skill has only 5 levels and would be considered a minor skill. This makes it much faster for your sims to master it!
When your sim first starts acquiring multimedia production skills, it opens up the possibility of starting to mix music using the mixmaster music station, create videos using the multi-view video station and record videos on a drone.
At level 2 of the media production skill, your sim can now add transitions to their videos on the video station with the most views. It's important to note that adding transitions may actually make your video worse, so use it at your own risk. You will also unlock a new track on the mixmaster music station, called Rooba Vay.
When your sim reaches level 3 of the media production skill, they will be able to add effects to their videos that can improve the quality and earn them more in royalties. You can also now combine two or more videos into one, however, I've never seen a bonus for doing so and you can earn more by simply uploading them separately. Your sim will also unlock the Yome track on the mixmaster music station.
When your sim reaches level 4 of the media production skill, you will be able to produce new tracks on both the Looling and Oopella mixmaster music stations. You are also given some new remix options that you can use to create better quality music. However, you will not receive any new interactions with the video station.
Now that your sim has mastered the skill of multimedia production, it is much less likely to ruin your videos by adding things like transitions or effects. You'll also unlock arribay and plonky zombray on the music station.
The media production skill is one of the easiest to maximise in the game and is a really good way for your sims to earn money from home. Have you used the media production skill in the game? If so, let me know what you think in the comments!