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#1 ezra

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:25 PM

Hey, I?m desperate for help,

How do you make a resume for film when almost all your projects you have done everything yourself. Should I just stick to my demo reel and when they ask for a resume just give them that. Or should I just put the title and what I did? If any one has any examples of their resume that are similar to what I?m talking about let me know. I have been putting off making my resume becuase of this crap.

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#2 Mike Kaminski

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 11:17 AM

Hey, I?m desperate for help,

How do you make a resume for film when almost all your projects you have done everything yourself. Should I just stick to my demo reel and when they ask for a resume just give them that. Or should I just put the title and what I did? If any one has any examples of their resume that are similar to what I?m talking about let me know. I have been putting off making my resume becuase of this crap.

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It kinda depends on what your resume is for--camera/DP stuff or art department or whathaveyou. If it is for camerawork then you can view professional IATSE resumes at their website; here is the Toronto local, organized by department:

http://www.iatse667....ailability.html

You can check out IATSE resumes for departments other than camera as well if you check out their websites.

But if its just a miscellaneous "everything" kind of resume and where most of the crew has been yourself it might be best to simply put the title, your position, the format (DV, 16mm) or genre (short, music video, commercial, etc) and production company if applicable. These types of resumes rarely get you any worthwhile work though, you usually see them for students or people who are just starting out and dont have a lot of experience but i guess you have to start somewhere. Specialization is key--if you are applying for a camera position no one will care if you can boom op or edit and if you are applying for an edit position no one will care if you can set dec and do dolly grip.

Seeing as even if you are specialising you have still done most of the work yourself, following the IATSE template may not work if you are listed as "producer" "director" "DP" and "Cam op" for every credit; you may want to use the other method i suggested, which is essentially the same only ommitting any listed crew members.
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