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#1 Josef Heks

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 05:29 AM

Hi, Im 21 and just moved from Sydney to Melbourne after finishing a degree at film school. Most of the work Ive done at this stage has been my own projects...two examples below:

(my first music video, DOP and co-directed, sorry about poor streaming quality)

(my uni master project, wrote, diirected, shot etc etc)

Anyway, my ultimate goal is to combine resources with a few of my friends and build a small production company from the ground up. But in the mean while, my interest lies in cinematography and I would like to get as much experience as possible around professional DOPs, so I can watch, help and learn. I dont know for sure that I want to become a DOP in the long term, but I am VERY eager to learn and improve my skills at this stage in my life.

What I want to know is how do I go about getting such assistant work? Ultimately I would like to get some sort of pay, simply because I am struggling to survive as it is at the moment, let alone having time to work without pay.
Where does one go to get paid junior camera work along side experienced DOPs? Is it hard to get? And can anyone suggest particular routes I could take specifically in Melbourne Australia?

Thanks very much for any help, much appreciated..

-Josef

Edited by Josef Heks, 17 June 2009 - 05:31 AM.

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#2 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:26 AM

hello.

I am also based in melbourne, and have made a couple of short films here and there. I had a look at the music video, i thought it was pretty good! Although i cannot help with "on the nail" pointers, there are soome web pages below with forums that have a wealth of knowledge in all areas cine.

very helpful here:
http://filmmelbourne.com.co.in/

very good resource here:
http://rebels.lateni....com/community/

everyone after work looks here:
http://filmnet.yuku.com/

Good luck in your pursuit, judging by your youtube sample, I would be happy to work with you, although i cannot pay!? sorry.

cheers

my site:
www.mishkin.yolasite.com
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#3 Josef Heks

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:44 AM

thx gareth Ive joined both those forums, cheers mate!
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