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#1 Andrew Lynch

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:46 PM

Okay guys, I've read a lot of useful tips about job-hunting on this forum. I've got one more.

I'm wondering if I should pursue my own projects (with lo-no budget restrictions), or should i try to pursue work with larger scale projects taking place around Ireland? would that be more advantageous to my career, experience on these projects.

I'm a recent film school grad based in Cork City, Ireland. out of college a year now, and a bit lost. my ambition is to make a living in a camera department job, or any film-related job I can get!

also, I was wondering how i should market my student projects on my CV? i don't want to have too many projects down, and seem like I've got an ego. but similarly, I don't want to seem like a complete noob!
my cv is Website.

any thoughts?
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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:39 PM

my ambition is to make a living in a camera department job,


How will you self generate that kind of work? Launch an entire production and then hire yourself onto the camera dept?

or any film-related job I can get!


Well you need to be specific, a ship without a rudder won't get very far. There are a lot of jobs on a film set, no one will qualify for all of them at once.

Producers usually self generate their own work, I have self generated 99.99% of my work in film. I have yet to be "hired."

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