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.