Through all of this I have been working as hard as I can to learn the camera department. I feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to jump departments.
So now my current question: I have become good friends with a producer here who is producing a 2-3mil feature in a month. He is trying to back me in any direction I want to go. The 1st AD likes me and offered me a position as a set PA for the run of the 40 day shoot, paid in full.
I had a chat with the UPM yesterday and he said that our DP doesn?t want a loader who has never loaded a full feature before in 35. (I have only practiced with slugs in 35 and loaded 16 on shorts.) from what I understand there is not currently any budget set aside for a camera PA, other than interning which I cant afford to do. I don?t mind working for a lot less but I definitely can?t work for free, especially on a 40 day show.
I don?t mind Set PA-ing, but I would like to jump departments as soon as I can so I can start building in that area.
Any thoughts as to what might be a good course of action. Like I said money is not the main issue but it is, as it is for all of us, a factor since life costs money.
(Note: This is not in LA or New York)
Edited by leebob61, 29 June 2006 - 01:52 PM.