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I couldn't be more excited, my "career" is starting.

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Well.. for the past 2 years of living in Los Angeles I've been working in production.

Started off as an intern for a production house, than a set PA, than broke into actual production and became an assistant coordinator under the Production Manager.

All in all though, I'm not really an office person though.

I just got off of shooting for 14 days and on this shoot, met up with an old friend who's now working in the camera department (loader/3rd AC).. and his father is a DP (director of photography)...

So after we caught up and so on his father recognized me and asked what I was planning on doing if I was going to move out of production.. and I told him I was looking into the GRIP department (GRIPS are basically the muscle/movers on the set).

He basically shot that down and said "nah, you're going to come work for me in camera".. (I do have a background in photography, but nothing extreme).. Camera was originally the department I was shooting for but it's very very very hard to get into.

so in April he has me starting an internship at a well known camera house and after that I'm going to be working with his son as a Loader and in the HD truck..

so as one can imagine, i'm **** excited.

Sorry for the post, doesn't really matter to most but I just wanted to share and maybe find a few others in here that work in production and so on..

:)
 
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Congrats.

My friend is a film student at USC and will work in the movie industry someday. I love hearing these stories and I hope you keep us all updated here.

Have you met many famous actors yet?.

My friend had a class with Steven Spielberg a few months ago. I bet you love your career.
 
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Who you know can help you learn what you know. Nothing wrong with that. Good luck, and congratulations!
 
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Cool! Congrats!

There's nothing like the rush of finding yourself "where you want to be."

I was the same way when I "fell' into my current line of work. I'd went through the gamut of everything you normally go through, but nothing fit. Then, one day, I almost literally tripped into doing what I do now (title abstracting). At first, it was shaky, but then I got hooked up with the folks I work with now, and everything just clicked.

It's a good feeling. :D
 
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Congrats!! I'm an actor and I love this industry, it's very exciting and every step forward in the film business is incredibly rewarding! Maybe we'll work together someday!
 
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Well.. for the past 2 years of living in Los Angeles I've been working in production.

Started off as an intern for a production house, than a set PA, than broke into actual production and became an assistant coordinator under the Production Manager.

All in all though, I'm not really an office person though.

I just got off of shooting for 14 days and on this shoot, met up with an old friend who's now working in the camera department (loader/3rd AC).. and his father is a DP (director of photography)...

So after we caught up and so on his father recognized me and asked what I was planning on doing if I was going to move out of production.. and I told him I was looking into the GRIP department (GRIPS are basically the muscle/movers on the set).

He basically shot that down and said "nah, you're going to come work for me in camera".. (I do have a background in photography, but nothing extreme).. Camera was originally the department I was shooting for but it's very very very hard to get into.

so in April he has me starting an internship at a well known camera house and after that I'm going to be working with his son as a Loader and in the HD truck..

so as one can imagine, i'm **** excited.

Sorry for the post, doesn't really matter to most but I just wanted to share and maybe find a few others in here that work in production and so on..

:)


If they ever need an IT guy let me know. My movie star good looks should be an asset in the tech department.
 

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