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Holy crap, you guys! Somewhere between a hundred and two hundred are going to the TAPA readers’ convention1 on Sunday!
The official start time is 2:00pm, but I see no reason everyone should arrive right on time. I mean, seriously, you … Continue reading
Jaelin writes in:
What is your opinion of the PhD in regards to Film, Cinema, Production, and the like? I know I do not need one for my personal career aspirations but I have always wanted one because one of my … Continue reading
Driving around the studio in a golf cart is way more fun than it has any right to be.
I drive to work at 70 miles per hour. Or possibly 5mph, depending on traffic. In any case, I have air conditioning, a … Continue reading
I thought being interviewed on KCRW was cool, but The New York fucking Times??? Holy shit balls!
Granted, they refer to me as “Hollywood’s version of [a] Roman galley slave,” but still, THE NEW YORK TIMES!
I’m too excited to write a … Continue reading
I am just overwhelmed by the response to my networking event. I genuinely wasn’t sure if anyone would want to show up, but over a hundred people have RSVPed on Facebook.
Turns out, this is too many customers for the Federal.1 … Continue reading
Cara writes in:
What are your thoughts on business cards, especially for a young person just starting out and looking to make contacts? I am planning on coming to your meet-up next Sunday. Are business cards appropriate there? What about just in … Continue reading
Every morning, the office receives a in . And every morning, the production report is wrong.
A PR, for those who don’t know, is a bizarro call sheet. Instead of telling you what you’re going to do tomorrow, it tells you … Continue reading
I’m often surprised at the number of people who don’t know that ADs create more than one kind of schedule. Frequently, experienced crew members will come into the office and ask for “the” schedule, only to be baffled when I … Continue reading
If you’re new to the business, two things about lighting will probably surprise you: night exterior scenes are actually really bright, and sound stages are really dark.
In the second case, the reason is control. You don’t want light leaking onto the … Continue reading