Yesterday, I was more than a little surprised to find my readership had quintupled over night, and Monday’s post had more responses than all my previous posts combined.
It’s thanks to the Polybloggimous blog, and Nathan’s little web 2.0 game. I’d like to continue the meme, but first I’ll have to come up with a blog who is lacking readers as I much as I was. That’ll be tough.
Even though he’s from New York, Nathan seems like a nice guy. When I checked his profile, I saw why. He’s a location manager!
Location managers are always cool. I think it’s because they spend most of their time sweet talking people.
You have to take a complete stranger from, “Who the hell are you and why the hell are you knocking on my door?” to “Sure, you and a hundred and fifty of your friends can set up shop in my house for three weeks!”
That’s not even the end of it. The location manager also has to deal with the property owner’s complaints even after filming has begun. A location manager told me a story of how a college professor once asked for more money half way through the shoot. His response was for too clever for me to remember correctly, but it went something like this:
“You’re a tenured professor at Caltech. You probably make a hundred thousand dollars a year, right? And you don’t even have to drive up to Pasadena every day, if you don’t want. We’re giving you five thousand a week. I’m just a working man, but seven grand a week to watch a movie get made sounds pretty good to me. Still, if you think you need more money, I can go and talk to my boss. I’ll be in some hot water, since I told him one price and now I’m telling him another, but I can do it. If you want.”
The professor said forget it.
Man, I wish I could do that.