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Old February 12th, 2006, 04:31 PM   #481
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Well, they MIGHT have all that money, or they may just be full of shit (there seems to be a lot of cases of that going around). People like to make things up, and try to hook you, see.

A guy in NYC who I did some work for when he came down here had a gig lined up for me in Houston, but then found out that the client had no money. So, it could be one of those kind of things. They could be rolling in it, or they could be rolling in it.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #482
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"LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO REWRITE MY SCRIPT
Reply to: gigs-133300312@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-02-12, 12:44PM EST


I wrote a short film based on real events.
I have the crew to film but the story needs structure. Basically I need a script supervisor. "

Also needs, apparently, to find out what job titles actually mean.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 08:12 PM   #483
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I thought we had it bad as crew. I have worked on shows for TLC many times and they pay PAs 8 times this much. I think this person is taking the difference of the real pay for theirself.

"Actress urgently needed on February 18th (Saturday) for shoot in downtown Atlanta. Program for TLC channel airing in Summer at prime time.
Speaking part for interview in character.
30s - 40s white caucasian lady needed.
Apply ASAP!


Compensation: $20 fixed fee. No travel expenses"
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Old February 14th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #484
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Sorry. I misread James' post and made a joke accordingly. Might as well delete this.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #485
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note to self. . .do not PA for TLC
I don't really know for sure who set that rate for on-camera people. TLC doesn't really have anything to do with it. It's the production company they hire to produce it. It is odd to think that a production company working for a major network would only pay someone $20 to do it especially when most pay PAs get a minimum of $150 / day. This sounds just like the old if you want the job then it's gonna cost YOU backend fee to me.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 10:21 PM   #486
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See, I didn't read your post carefully. I thought you said "they pay PAs 4 times that". Which would be a lousy PA rate. So, my bad. 160's not bad. I gotta tell you, I've never heard anything good about working for reality TV from the "lower people". . .in Houston, we used to do one of those God-awful court shows called "Texas Justice." Now we do another called "Judge Alex." I know people that've worked on it, and they've got nothing good to say. I actually interviewed for it, never heard back, and found out all the people that were there when I interviewed were fired. Go figure.

The same goes for live TV. I PA'd for animal planet, when they did the Houston dog show last year, got $175 a day, which ain't bad, but it wasn't PAing so much as it was glorffied manual labor (unload truck, build set). I would rather, as a PA, go fetch things, order lunch, etc. Not so much with the lifting and moving of large heavy things.

The moral of the story: stick with movies, commercials, corporate videos.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:37 AM   #487
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I see how this shoot will end up. "OK, put the bottle in your shopping cart. We will watch it for you. Just say the lines on the sheet we gave you."
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Old February 15th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #488
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Looking for a student or a professional. What a range. He should have said a professional or student since we can't afford a pro. They might as well have said anyone will do. Two or three cameras will be needed, I haven't made up my mind yet. Compensation to be worked out, translation, NO PAY until I get paid which will be never because nobody knows who my artist is!!!!

"Xxxxx Xxx Music Production
Recording Artist Name: David J
Straight from Tailand Pop/R&B/Hip Hop new singer
David J 20 Years Old Good Looks and he's ready to rock America
We are looking for a student or professional music video crew
who would be interested in shooting a stage performance video in a club scene.
Two to Three camera will be needed. I'm looking for someone who really know how to shoot a cheap music video to present to BMG/Atoll Music of Paris France & Sony records. THIS CAN BE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH INTO THE MUSIC VIDEO BUSINESS.
If you are interested and have samples of your work, then email today. Let me know how much you charge.

Compensation: To be worked out
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #489
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Ah yes, the sleazy world of hip hop/r&b/music videos. Have we not learned to stay away from this stuff by now?
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Old February 16th, 2006, 10:11 AM   #490
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Experienced Commercial editor UNPAID!


COMMERCIAL EDITOR NEEDED FOR ACTION / SCI-FI INSPIRED SPOT

Reply to: gigs-134360414@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-02-16, 9:49AM EST


An experienced commercial editor is needed to join our team.

Established film/commercial director with agency contacts has organized a professional team (Producer, Cinematographer, Composer and VFX House) to create a web commercial.

All creatives onboard are serious working-professionals in their prospective fields that are donating their time to have this as a portfolio piece. We are looking to add a commercial editor to donate their time for this project as well. We are creating edgy, high quality work and are looking for like-minded individuals to collaborate with.

Ideally, you will have experience editing commercials in the action genre. This spot will need a lot of quick cuts and must be tight. You would need to have your own editing facilities or access to one. Editing platform does not matter, its your work thatís important.

If you are interested, please email us ASAP. Online portfolio link a plus, but not necessary. We will email you rough cut of the spot and more information.


this is in or around NYC
no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: UNPAID. Portfolio Piece w Promo Distribution w Credit + your Bio
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Old February 16th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #491
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Wow

NEED BIG NICE KITCHEN FOR SHOOT
Reply to: gigs-134539530@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-02-16, 7:51PM EST


Looking for big nice kitchen for shoot....Please send picture. Please know that there is no pay, but will recieve food and credit.looking for location this coming week.


* this is in or around manhattan
* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: food and credit


So....I'm not gonna pay you....but I'm gonna tear up your kitchen for my movie. I'll give you food. Yes, you heard correctly. Let me use your kitchen. I'll give you food. I can't even begin to riff on this one....so I'll leave that to you guys.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 10:26 PM   #492
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Congrats to this thread, we just broke the 500 post mark.

Although it's kind of sad that there are so many bad job offers out there that we could do it so easily. :)
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Old February 17th, 2006, 04:55 AM   #493
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Experienced Commercial editor UNPAID!


COMMERCIAL EDITOR NEEDED FOR ACTION / SCI-FI INSPIRED SPOT

Reply to: gigs-134360414@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-02-16, 9:49AM EST


An experienced commercial editor is needed to join our team.

Established film/commercial director with agency contacts has organized a professional team (Producer, Cinematographer, Composer and VFX House) to create a web commercial.

All creatives onboard are serious working-professionals in their prospective fields that are donating their time to have this as a portfolio piece. We are looking to add a commercial editor to donate their time for this project as well. We are creating edgy, high quality work and are looking for like-minded individuals to collaborate with.

Ideally, you will have experience editing commercials in the action genre. This spot will need a lot of quick cuts and must be tight. You would need to have your own editing facilities or access to one. Editing platform does not matter, its your work thatís important.

If you are interested, please email us ASAP. Online portfolio link a plus, but not necessary. We will email you rough cut of the spot and more information.


this is in or around NYC
no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: UNPAID. Portfolio Piece w Promo Distribution w Credit + your Bio
And I know everyone reads the credits at the end of the commercial, right? Right? Am I the only one? Oh. ;)
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Old February 17th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #494
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Well, here's the thing. . .IF YOU'RE ALREADY AN EXPERIENCED EDITOR, WHY DO YOU NEED A PORTFOLIO PIECE!!!!!?????
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Old February 19th, 2006, 04:59 PM   #495
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Ok, I believe I already posted something from this same guy, but he's baaaaaaaack:

"DV Camera man needed to shoot porn this Friday
Reply to: gigs-135202764@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-02-19, 1:42PM EST


Here's the deal. I did this before and i hope it wporks for you. On Friday Feb 24 I will be shooting my Truth or Dare porn film. In this we get five guys and three female porn stars in a room and have them play a hardcore game of sexual truth or dare.

We did this last week and had a ball. I need someone with a DV camera willing to come and do the shoot for us. I can not pay this person because we do not have a budget. All money goes to pay the girls. If you are at all interested in doing the shoot and if you have your own DV cmera please get back to us. Be sure to put the word"shooter" as your subject. We really hope to hear from you.

* this is in or around New York, NY
* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: The chance to shoot people having sex. "
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