Just moved to Melbourne
Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:31 AM
I was trained mainly with S16 and low budget digital cameras and got a refresher for 35mm and RED.
Landed in Melbourne, now I'm looking for a place to start from...so, what would you do?
Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:15 AM
welcome to Melbourne, hope you enjoy your time here.
Like most places the local film industry is pretty small and hard to break into. It's been even smaller lately because of our high dollar which has scared off the foreign productions.
But you could try dropping in to the main rental houses (Panavision, Cameraquip, Lemac) to see if there's any internships or positions available - that's probably the best way to make contacts in the industry.
It's getting a bit late in the year, but there's also the various film schools (VCA, Swinburne, Griffith) where you could offer to help out on student shoots in order to meet people and get more experience (and maybe score a free lunch ).
Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:36 PM
By the way I'm currently on a working holiday visa, opened bank account and waiting for tax file number, so paperwork should be ok
Posted 27 September 2011 - 03:27 AM
Ringing up the assorted helplines and being put on hold for 20mins while they decide that indeed, it's really what I 'feel'
You'll love Melbourne, summer is on the way - get yourself a $70 a week mango habit like I did
(Heading back in November)
Paul J P Culpepper
Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:55 PM
Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:07 PM
Australia has seriously restrictive immigration policies - after all, the country is so overcrowded!