I spoke to someone Monday about getting work in foley and recording for movies. He was a bit down about the state of the industry, but he said he will let me know when their upcoming projects happen. I will be able to watch and participate to see if it’s something I want to do. He said he will also pass my information on to other people. He seemed sincere in his efforts to help me and help me help him.
A friend of mine called me the other day and offered me some work this weekend. I don’t know how much I’m getting paid, but she said I will receive money for my efforts. This is great news because I am temporarily unemployed. My school job is over until the fall, and I don’t have a temporary one just yet. I have a paying show at the end of June. Otherwise, I’m sort of dead in the water. I sent an application to a clothing store. I also spoke to a few people who said they may have some work for me later. I will still apply to some other places, since I don’t have anything concrete yet.
Here is a link to an article on film/tv about.com on how to figure out what film positions might be right for you.
Well, I finally received my letter of acceptance to grad school, right when I was debating if it was worth it after all. I’ll give it a try and see how it goes. Apparently, the communications master’s program students collaborate a lot outside of class in order to help each other find work.
In the meantime, I’ve been reading movie magazines and–in light of the new Sofia Coppola release–decided to watch her earlier works and see how I like them. Somewhere was okay. The jumps between scenes were too detached for my taste, but overall, she managed to convey a story of a Hollywood father relearning what is really important in his life–his daughter–and that he can be a better man. I watched Marie Antoinette several times previously, and I am currently watching The Virgin Suicides. I tried watching Lost in Translation before, but I’m hoping I will like it better after going to Tokyo.