Summer jobs

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.



Some of my friends graduated today, and I am very excited for them.  A couple of them are working in their chosen fields, and I think the others will find jobs they want soon.

I called someone about a position with a sound effects recording studio today.  He was in the middle of a project, so I am waiting for a return call this afternoon.  I really hope he calls me and offers a paid full-time position.  Of course, that’s the best case scenario.  After reading about him, I think I could handle being an unpaid intern for him if it means adding to my reel and job experience.  I also applied to a local retail store in case I don’t receive any money.  I will probably apply to a few more if the phone call tonight doesn’t pan out.  I also have a couple of other industry-related numbers to call, but I think they may be in the same boat as the guy I called today.

My friends and I have a paying gig in June.  June is a long time from now, and I have bills to pay.  Even if the other group projects I am trying turn into paying gigs, I will still need some sort of work to pay my bills.  My electricity bill is outrageous now, since both my dehumidifier and air conditioner are running.  I try to turn of the a/c whenever possible, but I know it’s going to be a hot summer in a hot apartment.  Also, I need to pay for dance classes and other expenses besides the bare necessities.