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#1 Matt Dennie

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 02:56 AM

I know there is a post similar to this just below, but my situation is a bit different.

I recently moved down to L.A. and am in a film school. I want to work my way up to being a DP some day. I am looking for some work preferably on a set. Does anyone on here know of a crew in need of a PA or other job that could get me on set? I mainly just want to observe how everything works.
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#2 Markshaw

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:14 AM

What Film School may I ask?
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#3 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:20 AM

Why not simply ask your Film School if they know of any filming locally and if they can give you an intro.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:06 AM

Some folk think that maybe just turning up at the set with your credentials may be worth a shot.
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#5 Adrian Samuals

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:45 AM

Just visit sets and sell yourself to them. Chat to folk.
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#6 Matt Dennie

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:43 AM

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Los Angeles City College.

Yep, I think I will check with them tomorrow. I feel like once I have some work to show for myself people will be able to judge me better.

Ha! I guess I should just stalk a movie set then...
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#7 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:57 AM

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Los Angeles City College.

Yep, I think I will check with them tomorrow. I feel like once I have some work to show for myself people will be able to judge me better.

Ha! I guess I should just stalk a movie set then...


Indeed, but try not to look like a serial killer. Smile
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#8 Daniel Jackson

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:54 AM

I've seen a couple of really big sets and have found the folk seem to be fairly friendly and quite chatty. On one they even let me try out their camera equipment and actually film. It was fun.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:45 PM

Is there a website which maybe lists where films are being made and locations of sets. Or is that kind of info generally kept secret.
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#10 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:53 AM

I think its just an idea to read the newspapers and also visit sites such as this to see when movies may be filmed.
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