Week 3 and the Ball is Rolling!

Perseverance, hard work, and putting in the time to get to know your colleagues pays off, my friends.

Throughout the last few weeks I have been working hard to get to know my supervisor. We spend a lot of time together — we work from his apartment, side by side at the same desk. Over many conversations these last three weeks not only have I learned about the film industry but built a friendly relationship with my supervisor.

As a result, I have been offered a paying job to help shoot a fashion show in Portland. This would have never happened if I had not made a genuine effort to get to know my supervisor.

I know we have all heard this before, but I have got to say it. Contacts are invaluable! This is not to say that everyone you meet will get you a job, and this is not the reason I talk with my supervisor; however, I think it is important to note that people are more likely to hire workers who they know.

Studio-3-Booth-BigSo far I have learned a lot as an intern. It has been interesting to see the nitty-gritty of the post-production process. Currently, my supervisor is working with a studio in Portland to edit dialogue for a film, so a few times I have gone to the studio.

It was amazing to tour the place and see the recording booth and audio editing room. Although the bread and butter of this studio’s business is recording audio for commercials, they also record ADR for TV and film.

Looking ahead into the next couple of weeks, I am most excited to shoot the fashion show in Portland. Nothing teaches you more than hands on experience.

~Nick Carver

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2 Responses to Week 3 and the Ball is Rolling!

  1. andrewsch90 says:

    Congrats on getting that gig shooting a fashion show! As much as work experience and a portfolio are nice, contacts are what really get you into the door. Thanks for illustrating the importance of networking and getting to know your co-workers. You never know what opportunities may arise.

  2. How is it for you working so intimately with someone? Sharing a desk, being in his apartment and being the only two people? Good advice on networking and building meaningful relationships.

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