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#1 Morgan Peline

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:51 AM

Hi,

I'm shooting an low-budget feature in London for the next 8 weeks on a HDW750 with a cine style HJ21 with Arri follow focus and O'Connor head. My crewing is very patchy so I was wondering if anyone might be interested in helping me out for a few days here and there. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay wages I am afraid as the producer/director is financing all this out of his own pocket and he's run out. It would however be a great chance to work on a film and to meet new people. And I would really appreciate the help!

I am looking for;

- 1st Assistant Camera
- 2nd Assistant Camera
- Gaffer
- Electricians

if you're interested, please contact me on morgan_peline@mac.com or 07808 336955

Thanks alot!
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#2 Matthew Buick

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:17 PM

you know, I could probably be the second AC. Shame it's in London, I'm of a sufficient age to be employed and have far too much time on my hands now that the GCSE tests are over. :(
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:03 PM

>Unfortunately, we are unable to pay wages

Eight fu**ing weeks?

Are you out of your tiny mind?

I would encourage you to note that as of right now I am not shooting a production I would very much like to shoot, because I refuse to do so until I can pay more than minimum wage to the crew. And I'm embarrassed to ask people to give me eight days.

We are not all film school students running off someone else's free money. Some of us have to make a living. The only comfort I can draw from this is to imagine the look on your face when you finally realise this.

Eight weeks. Jesus.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:37 PM

To be frank I'm not happy that I have to ask for this, but unfortunately, at the moment I have no other option. The posting specifically says: 'if anyone might be interested in helping me out for a few days here and there'. I'm not forcing anyone to work, if anyone wants to help great, I would really appreciate it - like I helped out loads of productions for free when I wanted to get onto film sets. If I had the money, I would pay everyone a fair wage, but unfortunately, I can't.
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#5 Matthew Buick

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:02 PM

Phil.

I really was considering being 1st or 2nd AC for a few days. Sadly 300 miles was a bit of a stretch without a car.

Edited by Matthew Buick, 06 July 2007 - 06:03 PM.

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#6 Daniel Smith

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:31 PM

If you can pay travel expenses I'd be up for a few days here and there. I could probably handle 2nd AC, 1st AC if the focus pulling is 'light'.

I think the travel would run at about £7 a day.

Just click my name to see what I've done.

http://www.youtube.com/ashleysmithd to see some videos.

The link below my signature will show some of my photography.

Edited by Daniel Ashley-Smith, 07 July 2007 - 04:35 PM.

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