A&P employment

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  1. ben.str

    ben.str New Member

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    I graduated a few months ago from Northern Michigan University.
    Got my BFA with a concentration in Digital Cinema.
    I am good with countless programs, have a good demo reel.
    I am on monster, monster track, media-match, jobseekers.
    I have gone to film expos. met people in the biz.
    Why is finding a job so impossible?

    At the beggning of my last semester (fall 08) I moved back to the rents so i wouldnt be suck in a lease in a small town. It has been almost a year and I havnt found much of anythign. There are tons of places looking for jobs. Maybe I am just venting, but I am starting to go crazy, and living at home isnt making it any better
     
  2. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I'll be retiring in a couple of years. You can stand in line with the hundreds of others who want my job.

    The economy sucks. It's never been easy to find a job in this field but especially in todays economic climate. The best advice I can give you is "don't quit looking". You'll eventually find something.
     
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    Thats michigan for ya bro...I hate to say it, but that state is dying. We should just sell it to canada and be done.
     
  4. ben.str

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    yeah i am pretty much in canada i live in the U.P.
    i film school bord meeting, and help out at a local production co. i dont get many hours deffinatly not enough to get out of the rents house. i am going crazy living at home
     
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    how important is it to be final cut pro certified?
     
  6. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    We use Avids so your certificate is meaningless to us.
     
  7. ben.str

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    well from what i have seen on job posting avid is just as common as FPC.
    I just applyed for a job yesterday and they were talking about having a cert to get ahead.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    EVERYTHING in MI sucks right now. Keep your head up though.

    If you are ever up for a road trip, come down to Traverse City. Drinks are on me.
     
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    gotta be in a hot spot. LA/NY

    plus you gotta network. its not what you know, its who you know. Which is what you get at top end art schools. technical knowledge is all the same
     
  10. Jcolman

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    My point is that just because you're "certified" on a system doesn't mean that you're necessarily going to land a job. Your certification only means that you know how to use a system, it doesn't mean that you're a creative editor. Companies want to see your reel more than your certificates. If you're a good editor, any company that hires you will train you to use their system.
     
  11. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Where's the link to your port site?
     
  12. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    May have to expand outward a touch too. Don't know what all is available in your line of work for the area, but if you're willing to relocate, Duluth/Superior is only a few hours away from you. :hs:
     
  13. ben.str

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    i am all up for moving in fact i would really like to i have lived here for 24 years i want to see what is out there

    check out some of my stuff

    http://www.youtube.com/MangerBanger
     
  14. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Expand your search a bit. Superior is 3 hours on the nose from Ironwood... you can't be much more than an hour/hour and a half past that.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    1) host your own portfolio site *pay someone to help if you don't know how
    2) get a better identity mark **see note from #1
    3) go back and polish up some of your old work ***see note from #1
     
  16. Jcolman

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    To be honest, it's not very impressive work.
     
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    This and This.

    Your MangerBanger moniker is annoying at best, including the ending clip on your demo reel. The demo reel makes me want to gouge my eyes out. That goddamn cube that got recycled from some 1989 Amiga 500 editing program is crap. Your style seems really stale and old if that is what the rest of your work is like because I didn't make it past the demo reel. Maybe I'm completely offbase, and I'm not trying to be mean, but I think you may need to try and re-invent yourself. These days it seems like you need a lot more visual pop than what you are producing.
     

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