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Anonymous asked:

Hi I'm interested in being an on set production assistant,do you have any tips on getting started?

Awesome. Well let’s look at where you live, this will help determine where to start. If you live in the butt-f of nowhere, it’d be best to move to a metropolitan city. (I heard Atlanta is booming, btw.) No need to up yourself across the country but to a major city where work can be found would be best.

If you don’t know anybody in the industry or don’t have a friend who has a third cousin whose ex-wife’s brother-in-law’s daughter is, then the internet is your new found agent/friend! There’s the typical “work for us and we’ll overwork you with no pay” Craigslist, the “we’re working on our thesis and need help” Mandy, the “we’re very professional but you gotta pay up to get all the benefits” StaffMeUp, and there’s Facebook.

Yes, that’s right, Facebook (now you HAVE to make one). Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gotten jobs from the other sites but I feel that Facebook can also serve as a free Networking Tool. Also a lot of employers are looking at our social media now before they hire (which I hate). So make sure you keep it clean as best as possible.

Below are some really great Facebook Groups to follow/like.

FilmIndustryLA [Closed Group] - Originated on Reddit as r/filmindustryLA is now a networking group on Facebook. There are posts for jobs, services, equipment, and articles which can become very cluttered.

Freelance Filmmakers [Closed Group] - There are posts about open jobs, promotions for other projects, and film-related articles. If you’re lucky and live in the LA area, the admin hosts networking events which are always nice.

I NEED CREW [Closed Group] - Job postings for below-the-line crew positions in film/tv/theatre from all over. The admin has been tightening down on posts, which is good. But you’ll always end up with stupid notifications at times.

USA - West Coast Production Hub [Open Group] - Focuses on Jobs in the West Coast (duh) and filters out all of the other crap. The admin actually does a decent job at monitoring so we don’t get stupid notifications.

There are TONS more that I just don’t have access to or find them not worth my time. You can go on a crazy Facebook search by just looking up words such as film making, movie, production assistant, etc. You’re bound to come up with something that will land you a good PA gig with good people who are paying you what you’re worth.

But make sure you check at least a few times a week and don’t be afraid to reach out to people. In some groups you can even post that you’re looking for a job, though make sure you’re posting in the right group. All of these groups have rules, make sure you follow them or else you might get banned. (This also shows that you aren’t good at following directions, so no one wants to hire you.)

I hope this helps. Good Luck!

It’s been awhile Tumblr peeples.

The newest thing to happen is that I’ve quit my job and is now freelancing.

So yes, I’m broke but damn is it liberating! Your mind becomes clear and it’s as if you could explain the taste of water to a T!

Going freelance is not the best thing to do for everyone. I literally have gone through all of my savings and now just depending on my skills to get me through. Especially in LA it’s like jumping into a shallow pool of sharks and piranhas while all ready bleeding profusely. It’s scary.

Then again, I only just created a scenario that will most likely never happen. So how bad can it be to give up on what doesn’t matter and focus your heart and soul on what you love doing.

I’ll tell you what though. You come out looking like a fucking MANIAC! Blood, Sweat, and Tears…with a Huge-Ass Grin on your face!

emir-dynamite:

theladyscribe:

chujo-hime:

ok, ok so this is more than Bucky asking Steve to move in with him:

All you gotta do is shine my shoes, maybe take out the trash…

he’s asking Steve to move in with him rent-free. how much you want to bet Steve was going to art school at the time - so on top of having his mother die, he was going to have to quit school to support himself. And there’s Bucky saying you don’t have to do this alone, let me help with what I have…

I’d just like to state my deep appreciation that someone dated this thanks to fashion history.  God bless fandom.

ladyvengers:

terribaeddel-magpie:

ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,

I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.

Find it and watch it.

Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.

This.

Movie.

Should have a HUGE fandom.

It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.

Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.

So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.

…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.

He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.

…And then he makes this.

I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.

Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And if you need more convincing??

Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).

Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…

Apologies ahead of time.

mmm the host was great i’d love to see this.

The Host was an incredible movie, everyone should see it. This sounds pretty promising too.

Just watched this movie and it was magnificent. I can’t get enough of it! A real shame that it won’t get a wide release but we as filmmakers can spread the word and ensure that everyone should see this!

bobbycaputo:

James Balog Teaming Up with Nat Geo to Document Melting Glaciers in Antarctica

James Balog, the photographer behind the award-winning documentary Chasing Ice, is back at it again, capturing the ever-changing landscape of glaciers. This time though, he’s headed to the southern hemisphere, taking his passion and ambition to Antarctica for the project Extreme Ice Survey.

Traveling aboard the National Geographic Explorer, him and his team spent the entire month of February setting up nine solar-powered time-lapse cameras to document the receding glaciers. Taking one photo during every hour of daylight, the cameras are literally bolted to bedrock alongside the glaciers and are expected to capture 4000 frames over the course of the next nine months.

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