Anonymous asked: Any pointers on someone who is very interested in becoming a AD in the near future?
-See earlier blogs.
Okay Tumblr, on the hunt for movie posters to throw in frames, for the house. Any suggestions on your favorite movie posters?
million dollar idea: instead of spending thousands of dollars on steady-cam equipment, filmmakers should just attach a camera to the head of a chicken and carry the chicken around as you film.
They actually did that.
While movies like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will undoubtedly live on forever in more formats that I can imagine, a huge chunk of cinemas earliest masterpieces are forever lost, and the damage is probably worse than you think. The Library of Congress has released a study that has revealed only around 14% of the 10,919 U.S.-produced silent films still exist in their original 35mm format, while another 11% have lived on in lesser formats or in foreign versions.
Val’s family was one of the first ones to start a silent film studio. This is just heartbreaking.
Hmm… Thoughts dear viewers?
Anonymous asked: What area of the country would you recommend working out of?
New Orleans of course. Chicago, Portland and LA. New York if you can find a room mate. Look at the states with the best film incentive, and then email their film office to get more information on the scene.
I’ve worked in Canada a few times. Lovely place but really hard to continually get work if you’re not a citizen.
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Anonymous asked: What state do you work out of and whats your primary source to finding work? ie website
I work out of a lot of states thankfully. I’ve been fortunate in my career to be able to transition to multiple markets when work dies down in one or the other.
As for what is my primary source of finding work? Word of mouth. Nothing tops being great and having other people recommend you. You’re only as good as your last job!
frecklyloverface asked: Are you applying for the training program with the DGA?
I applied a long time ago, and while i wasn’t fortunate enough to make it through, I know a couple of people who did and, while tough, have a better understanding of the business and good connections.
Me? i have enough days to join as a 1st area 1st AD, but with the majority of my work being well paid non union stuff, I have to say the decision to jump is something I’m not taking lightly.
Thank you PAs for everything you do to help out! I could not have done the last job without the amazing help of everyone around me.