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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:30 PM

Does anyone here belong to this group? Thoughts? Good? Bad? Waste of time? Bunch of wannabes?

http://www.meetup.co...ndTVConnection/
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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:46 PM

Hi George,

I've never heard to them before but that doesn't mean much. I guess how useful it will be depends on what area of production you want to get back into. If it's on the producing or writing/directing side then it might be a good resource. There's also the SF Film Society, Digital Cinema Society, the 48 hour film fests. Those are good places to meet people and make connections.

If it's camera/grip/electric/sound then it's probably better to just look for jobs on Craigslist or Mandy. The problem with looking for job positions here is that there's not a ton of paid work up here to begin with, so if we're asked to refer people to production then we tend to refer our AC/G&E/sound friends. In that case, crewing on Academy of Art or SF State student shoots, or low-budget projects can help get your name out there.

I've noticed that G&E always tend to have a few interns, so that may be the way to go. Check the Reel Directory for who's who. If you get to know the guys at G&E rental places like Freyer Lighting, Little Giant, and DTC then you'll be on your way. Camera houses to get to know would be Chater Camera, Videofax, and Lee Utterbach.
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#3 George Ebersole

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:31 PM

Thanks Satsuki

I used to crew, but always shot for the writer/producer end of things. I figured I'd combine the two together at some point.

Thanks for the tips. Will certainly look into your suggestions.
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#4 Lydia KH KIM

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:54 AM

Hi. Everyone.

I just joined cinematography.com

My name is Lydia and I am going film school in SF and I am focusing in cinematography.

You may see my short clip at vimeo
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I would like to meet people and shoot lots of things.
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