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#1 Kristopher Lee

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:01 PM

I've been getting great info from the site for years, but this is my first post so Hello to Everyone!

I have gripped here in Austin on many shorts, low-budget commercials, and on a few larger projects as an intern before that. I believe I have a good understanding of the job and am a hard worker, but I know I have much more to learn.

How do I make the leap from shorts and indies to studio features. I know that alot of it is by word of mouth, but should I send a resume to Key Grips working in Austin? I don't want to go about it the wrong way. Any advice is appreciated and if this question has been asked a million times before, I apologize.
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#2 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 03:01 PM

I've been getting great info from the site for years, but this is my first post so Hello to Everyone!

I have gripped here in Austin on many shorts, low-budget commercials, and on a few larger projects as an intern before that. I believe I have a good understanding of the job and am a hard worker, but I know I have much more to learn.

How do I make the leap from shorts and indies to studio features. I know that alot of it is by word of mouth, but should I send a resume to Key Grips working in Austin? I don't want to go about it the wrong way. Any advice is appreciated and if this question has been asked a million times before, I apologize.



Sounds like you need to get some more experience on higher end commercials and music vids first.
Try to meet key grips and DP's in your area.
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