How does one start in color and post?
Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:52 AM
But yeah, post production is just so fun to me and I'd like to get into it somehow, so how do people start? I just started sending out resumes to places I liked in LA, everything from Matchframe and Technicolor to Point 360 and some small boutique houses, mainly looking for entry level stuff like assisting or being a vault runner or something. Am I doing right so far? Any tips?
Posted 03 January 2009 - 04:39 PM
I consider myself very lucky, especially for someone looking for post production work in Chicago. Nevertheless, I think you're very smart to shoot for entry level, vault positions in the post houses out in LA. Because even getting those positions can be very challenging. The key is to familiarize yourself with the people in these companies in which you are interested. Don't take 'no' for an answer, but at the same time, be realistic. There is a lot of competition for these jobs in LA. Don't be stubborn enough not to get a small part time job on the side just to support yourself (even if it isn't in your ideal line of work). Be persistent and understanding when handing out your resumes. Look for internships, and don't be too afraid of working a little bit for free. Because if it's for a company you really want to work for, then it demonstrates your dedication and integrity. Making the people comfortable and familiar with you can take some time, but it's the most important step in giving them enough confidence to hire you. Good luck!
Posted 06 January 2009 - 05:39 PM
Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:02 PM
Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:45 PM
As I've said on this forum before (use the search function!) the way into post is to work very long hours doing very unpleasant jobs for very questionable people for abusively low wages for three to six years, and have a nice haircut.
I have unruly hair. Maybe that's why I am producing...