Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How to get your foot in the door

I developed a tactic years ago that has served me well in this industry. The first step is when you find a job that interests you, find literally every piece of information about it, and then read it all over and over until you think you know what you're talking about. Then, find someone who does that job or has a connection to that job and offer to work for them for free, and pester them (gracefully) until they accept your offer. Once you get your foot in the door, if you work your hardest and show real passion, you can end up finding work for yourself. Using that strategy, i was able to fulfill my nerd fantasy of working with remote operated aerial cameras. It took a while, lots of days working for free and doing errands and runs, but i eventually scored my first paid job in Las Vegas and Nevada as a tech for a Ford commercial. Yesterday i did a prep for an aerial job that i am going to be the tech on in El Paso, Texas for the new Dumb & Dumber movie. I leave thursday morning and we shoot Friday. I'm really excited for this one, so i thought i would share some photos from past jobs and i'll be sure to share more when i get back next week. 

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