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#1 Simona Analte

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:18 PM

Hello,

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,

Simona
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#2 Salil Sundresh

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:22 PM

Would love to hear about this as well.
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:31 AM

You're going to have issues with immigration, as in you need a work visa to do that, and that's hard to come by as I understand it.
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#4 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:24 AM

Is it possible of getting a contract, with a production company?

Simona

No. Everyone is freelance. There really aren't any full time jobs as an assistant, at least none that I've ever heard of.
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