Physical challenge, please advise
Posted 28 October 2006 - 02:01 PM
I am 33 years old but have history of bad back, having herniated disk 2 years ago.
I am over that one but long plane ride and strenous activities still makes my back tense and uncomfortable.
Quit my job to go to film school for 2 years but now I'm about to graduate, I have doubts that my body will be able to take 12 hrs/day shooting etc.
I still don't want to give up my dream of filmmaking (writer/director).
What is a position that has the least physical strain in production environment?
Obviously I can't lift heavy things so I'm thinking of Script Supervising,
they let males do it , don't they?
I suppose my other options are office jobs such as producing etc.
thanks in advance,
Posted 28 October 2006 - 04:17 PM
Of course, there is always post-production...
Posted 28 October 2006 - 04:20 PM
Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:50 AM
David's right about sound. You usually have to start on boom and you can't even imagine how excrutiating that damn thing can get. We go through boom guys like **** through a goose.
The suggestion about post is probably a good one. Editors are kind of hard to come by. The reason is that it is its own kind of hell. Sitting at a Steinbeck or a computer for eight hours can leave you feeling like a zombie. HOWEVER, if you can acquire a zen-like state in your post-work, editing can be a very influential job in movie making. Anyone worth their salt in this industry will tell you that a movie is lost or saved in editing. That is no BS. A good editor is worth his weight in gold.