I am looking for some advice on working in LA as a camera assistant.
I live in Toronto, Canada and my plan is to apply to two schools in Europe (VGIK and Lodz) for cinematography studies in the next few years.
My present workplace is closing down and I am seeking for a new job. My goal is now to save as much money as possible in the next couple of years.
I have been recommended of moving to LA and start working as a 2nd AC.
1.I am wondering if there is big demand in LA particularly for AC positions?
2.Is the salary much different in US then in Canada?
Is it realistic moving to LA for some AC work? Is it possible of getting a contract, with a production company?
Anyone with experience, who lives and works in LA, be kind enough to give me some suggestions on this matter, it would be highly appreciated.
Thank you kindly,
Seeking for Advice
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:59 PM
If your goal is saving money, then I wouldn't recommend coming to LA between now and school. It takes that long just to become stable in your working relationships and to have really steady work. There aren't production companies that employ assistants any more; work is entirely on a job-to-job freelance basis.