Category Archives: Finding a Job

Scheduling Conflicts

Michael writes in:
I freelance camera op at two digital production companies that each have plenty of work but also have plenty of freelancers at their disposal. Each week it’s hard to coordinate my schedules between the two, as they can … Continue reading

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A Jogger’s Query

Joe, who is healthier than either you or me, writes in:
I’ve worked as a PA, as an AD, and Location Assistant, which has all been fantastic and what I’ve read on your site has been very helpful.
I’ve found myself in … Continue reading

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Commercials on Your Resume

Marigrace writes in:
I’ve been working as a post-production assistant at the same post production facility for a little over a year. This house specializes in advertising post-production, so I’ve worked on a ton of commercials this past year.
I’m wondering how … Continue reading

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Trick Question

It’s less common than “What’s your biggest weakness?” but I’ve had several interviewers ask this– “What’s the worst experience you’ve had on a show?”
This is one of those times when honesty is not the best policy.
You see, what they’re really … Continue reading

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Visual Effects Data Integration Lead Viki Chan

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Today’s guest has a job you’ve probably never heard of– Viki Chan is a Data Integration Lead in the visual effects department. She’s worked on such big film as The Curious Case of Benjamin … Continue reading

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Show Title or Job Title?

Today’s a good day to buy a t-shirt, don’t you think?
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Mitch writes in:

My current predicament is probably a caviar problem.
I got hired to PA on a network talk show earlier this year, which was great, I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Let Me Get Back to You II

It’s the last week to buy your TAPA T-shirt! Wear it to the next TAPArty.
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Last week, I wrote a post titled Let Me Get Back to You.
Reader Sam (an assistant production supervisor, so you should listen to him)1 … Continue reading

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Is It Too Late to Start?

John writes in with a few questions:
Should I find out who the production coordinator is before I start sending out cover letters?
I graduated film school but have no paying job experience or internships. I’m twenty-four, am I too old to … Continue reading

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What If This ISN’T What I Want to Do With My Life?

Laura responded to yesterday’s post:
I don’t want to be the one comment here that sh*ts on your point,1 but I have been in this reader’s position for at least 4 years now and have come across some additional problems after … Continue reading

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Out of State PA

Morgan writes in:
I currently live in the Austin area and for the last few years we’ve had a nice share of TV shows filmed in the area (The Lying Game, Friday Night Lights, From Dusk Til Dawn, etc). I was … Continue reading

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