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#1 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Well, it looks like I awoke this morning to one of my last snow-falls here in Philadelphia and I'll be loading up the F150 and driving out to LA around Jan 30th-- getting in first week of Feb.
I just wanted to say hi to everyone. Any advice, or help, anyone can offer me will be greatly appreciated.
Any displaced Philadelphians, I'll be bringing some Yuengling.
And to everyone else, I'd love to spend some time, meet all of you from the community, and buy you a drink for all the support, help, and knowledge you've always so willingly shared with me and the forum at large.

I am not sure how good the market will be for me in LA, or whether or not I'll be able to make it-- though we never know such things-- but I am excited to take on the challenge, and see another side of both the country and the industry.

-Adrian
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#2 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

Congrats Adrian, We'll have a beer once you're settled in. May the odds ever be in your favor ;)
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

Matt, you know you're towards the top of my list for drinks. Here's hoping I can a nice watering hole somewhere out there... a place with Lagers or Innis and Gunn.
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

I won't be back until mid March, so you'll have to tell me how the job market is faring this year in Los Angeles...
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

I'll most certainly try my best to let me know. I suppose as long as you don't hear about me moving into a nice box somewhere outside of Universal, selling scraps of Arris, you can assume it's ok. Hopefully I'll get the chance, once you get back to LA to sit down with you over coffee or beers. It's the least one can do for all the help and encouragement you've always given to the younger generation, and sometimes I really appreciate David.
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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

I'll probably be in LA for a bit after NAB in April, so perhaps there'll be an opportunity to have one of those rather enjoyable four-yearly cinematography.com meetups.
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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

First rounds on me Phil.
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#8 Freya Black

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

I am not sure how good the market will be for me in LA, or whether or not I'll be able to make it-- though we never know such things-- but I am excited to take on the challenge, and see another side of both the country and the industry.

-Adrian


Stay positive and stick at it till you get somewhere.

love

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#9 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

Thanks Freya. Your kind words and advice are always very appreciated by me. Now see if you can stow away with Phil and come out here so I can buy you many many drinks and enjoy your quirkiness in person! Don't make me come over there.....
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#10 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Best of luck, Adrian! Judging by your work that I've seen online, I think you'll do well out there. Keep us posted! :)
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#11 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

Thanks Bill and I most certainly will.
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#12 Richard Boddington

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

First rounds on me Phil.


You need to find a job first. :rolleyes:

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#13 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

And that's where buying a round or two comes into play ;) Liquor them up first then have them sign a contract.

In truth, though, I owe many people 'round here a drink. And-- being the responsible adult I am becoming-- I of course set aside some funds simply for the alcohol I know I'll need to consume in order to build a new network of good people.
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#14 Richard Boddington

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

And that's where buying a round or two comes into play ;) Liquor them up first then have them sign a contract.


I see you'll fit right into Hollywood.

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#15 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

:ph34r: Hollywood Ninja.

(or something.)

Let me know when/if you wind up in LA Richard, I'll save a few bucks to grab you a pint.
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#16 Richard Boddington

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

:ph34r: Hollywood Ninja.

(or something.)

Let me know when/if you wind up in LA Richard, I'll save a few bucks to grab you a pint.


I come down on a regular basis. I just have to swing by my buddies house and pick up my bullet proof vest and .44 Magnum.

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#17 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

Good; I can leave my PPK at home then.
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#18 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Best of luck to you Adrian! I have a hunch you will be ok:-)
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#19 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

Thanks Kieran!
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Almost every neighborhood has a decent watering hole to offset the Hollywood/Sunset clubs :) My shop is a Stills Photo equipment rental place but if you need something or have a question about LA give me a shout
323-640-3183
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