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#1 bragis chut

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:34 AM

Hi everyone:

My friends and I did a short that just won a grant from the Doorpost Film Project (www.thedoorpost.com). They awarded fifteen grants, that go towards producing 15 short films, one of which is ours...

So we're looking for a talented gaffer to join our team. Yes, there is some pay involved, but not a lot. The grant wasn't huge -- everyone is working for the same rate of 100$ per day -- if you're interested, and have some experience, please get in touch.

Our DP is very talented and had a short in Cannes several years ago, and just finished shooting her first feature starring John Malkovitch. The rest of the crew is equally fantastic, and we have high hopes of turning in another strong short.

Our shoot dates are July 12-16 and we're shooting in super 16mm.

Thanks,

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#2 Spiros Andreou

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:13 AM

you wouldn't happen to be shooting in the UK by any chance? :)
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#3 Drew Dorsey

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:12 PM

Sounds interesting. Where are you shooting?

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Hi everyone:

My friends and I did a short that just won a grant from the Doorpost Film Project (www.thedoorpost.com). They awarded fifteen grants, that go towards producing 15 short films, one of which is ours...

So we're looking for a talented gaffer to join our team. Yes, there is some pay involved, but not a lot. The grant wasn't huge -- everyone is working for the same rate of 100$ per day -- if you're interested, and have some experience, please get in touch.

Our DP is very talented and had a short in Cannes several years ago, and just finished shooting her first feature starring John Malkovitch. The rest of the crew is equally fantastic, and we have high hopes of turning in another strong short.

Our shoot dates are July 12-16 and we're shooting in super 16mm.

Thanks,

--Bragi


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#4 bragis chut

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:48 PM

Sorry, neglected to mention we're shooting in Los Angeles. Also should mention that the winning short receives funding for a third project, so if all goes well, the production would roll right into another gig, which would be significantly higher budget. That said, I've seen and met the other fourteen filmmakers, and they're all damn talented, so the competition is steep. But we have a great crew so far, and are hoping to find an equally fantastic gaffer. Please keep us in mind, or if you know someone who might be into it, send them my way. Thanks! And if you're bored, check out the shorts at www.thedoorpost.com.

--Bragi
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#5 Spiros Andreou

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:53 PM

well if you're really stuck, I'm free for that week if you fly me there and put me up somewhere!

sorry I can't do any better, but I'll ask around some US-based colleagues and see if anyone knows a gaffer out there
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#6 bragis chut

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:38 PM

Thanks for the offer, man, but I'm not sure international airfare is in our budget. Never know though... if we really have trouble finding a gaffer in LA, I may just check out expedia!

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#7 Nate Downes

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 06:31 AM

I'd offer, and am closer (Florida) but our UK bretheren here is just so eager I cannot take away the air from his sails.
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#8 Chris B. Cornell

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:45 PM

Hey, I am a gaffer located in San Diego... check out my website and reel
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#9 bragis chut

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:25 AM

Thanks for responding, everyone, but I believe we have found our gaffer. Our DP brought someone on whom she has worked with previously, so I think we're set. If anything changes, I will definitely get in touch.

All the best,

--Bragi
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