So last week was a pretty hectic one for me with film work. You may remember late last year I did a voluntary camera assistant job for a Trop Fest short film: Scratch. Well from this short film I made a great connection that set me up with a paid Production assistant and Unit Manager gig for another short film entitled Spine. This is a great example of how voluntary work is defiantly not a waste of time!
Spine was a picks ups shoot night, filling in all the gaps they had with there edit so far. The film had Screen Australia post production funding, so I really got on the project at the right time. If I had been apart of the first unit I wouldnt have been paid for the work.
From this job, and from yet another connection made I am now currently working on a reality TV show as a runner doing a lot of really cool stuff aswell. The runner job has been pretty wild, from doing stuff like rowing dingy’s at night in Sydney Harbour, to handling snakes with a reptile handler. I guess runner jobs aren’t all driving after all! unfortunately I cant say what the show is or what its about untill May when its released on TV.
Coming up in future I will hopefully be doing a Assistant Camera job on a music video in February with the prestigious RED camera. I find that when it comes to camera work, unlike the rest of the industry, its not just who you know, but what camera’s you have experience with. Whether its film camera’s, digital camera’s or even stereo camera’s, knowing how to operate them is key to getting work. This upcoming job will be great because the RED is one of the most used digital cameras on high budget productions, so being given the opportunity to learn how to use it will be invaluable.
Thats all for now, still hoping to hear something from Animal Logic, as that is ultimately where I would like to be, but for now the wait continues. Australia Day last week