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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:50 PM   #511
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What is going on here!? HGTV for $150 a day! PA Maybe. Shooting nope even they suplly the camera!

PA/Shooter for HGTV show

Reply to: amy_ambatielos@pietown.tv
Date: 2006-02-23, 8:36PM EST


We are looking for a production assistant/shooter to shoot time lapse shots/various b-roll for TWO days in NY. Must be experienced in using PD-150. If interested, please send me your resume and references.

this is in or around Manhattan
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Compensation: $150/day
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 11:13 PM   #512
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Isn't reality TV known for being cheap? What's with PA/shooter. . .? Just 'cause someone knows how to use a camera doesn't mean they have any artistic sensibilities. Doesn't HGTV care about what that B-roll looks like?
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Old February 28th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #513
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Where do these guys get off?

Beautiful Lady Productions is looking for a Hair, Makeup, and Special Effects for its new, independent, full-length horror film 9AM. The movie will be shot from the end June to the middle of August.

Little experience is necessary, but must have something to show for interview purposes.

This is a NON-PAYING job, but meals are provided and a copy of the finished film with be given. This is a great way to get into the film business with little or no experience and it looks great on a resume.

MUST BE AVAILABLE FIVE DAYS A WEEK MON-FRI

MUST BE DEDICATED AND HARDWORKING

Driver's license and car a plus.

Please specify which job you are applying for. Please attach a resume ( if you have one) or any video, pictures, or websites that show your work. And of course attach contact information.

Please contact us at BeautifulLadyProductions@yahoo.com
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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:53 AM   #514
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I like this for several reasons. You'll notice that they somehow rented expensive gear, without having a crew in place. Brilliant. You'll notice how they want people to accept no pay to operate said gear. Notice gear is a prototype camera that just hit the market, I believe. Cause people who actually know how to use this stuff. . .yeah. . .they're the kinda people who work for free ALL the time. Why not? You'll also notice how at the bottom, it says "compensation: negotiable", directly contradicting the "no pay" bit at the top.

"EMERGENCY CREW CALL for this weekend
Reply to: gigs-137955666@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-03-01, 12:06AM EST


Crew Call for March 4, 5 and possibly the night of the 3rd.

Production with Award Winning Filmmakers and Industry Professionals

No pay but food, transportation, expenses and a copy of film

Needed:
All around Crew

AC and 2nd AC
( Work with the Arri D20 series prototype HD camera)

Location Manager/PA

Make Up / Hair

Grip

Gaffer

Best Boy

Swing

Boom Op

Mixer

PAs

* this is in or around MANHATTAN/BROOKLYN
* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: Negotiable "
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:39 PM   #515
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My guess is the reason having your own HD package is plus is because there ain't NO rental house that is gonna give them one for FREE!!!

"I need a crew for 2-3 day shoot. High Probability this will be shot in HD so HD experience and Having your own equipment is a definately plus
Beening well versed in your craft give you a glow!

Videographer
AC
Stills
Gaffer
PAs (you are the backbone to a set- great way to learn)
Lighting Dir
STYLIST (with contacts if possible)
DP
Drivers (definately someone who knows how to handle a truck Please forward your resume. If you are a crewperson of many trades please specify what you are interested in.

Compensation: This will be unpaid. You will recieve copy of video for your reel"
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:49 PM   #516
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The spelling errors didn't put up enough of a flag?

I wonder who these people are. . .seriously. Film students? Naive persons from outside the industry trying to break in? Assholes?
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 02:05 AM   #517
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James, was it you that posted the response in Craigslist?

"My guess is the reason a shooter with their own HD package is a PLUS is because NO rental house is stupid enough to give you $300,000 worth of gear for FREE!! Hahahaha!!

P.S. Thanks for letting all of the P.A.s know that your project is going to help their careers!

P.S. #2 That sure is a big wish list for somebody with NO money!! "


Hilarity abounds...
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 06:11 AM   #518
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James, was it you that posted the response in Craigslist?

"My guess is the reason a shooter with their own HD package is a PLUS is because NO rental house is stupid enough to give you $300,000 worth of gear for FREE!! Hahahaha!!

P.S. Thanks for letting all of the P.A.s know that your project is going to help their careers!

P.S. #2 That sure is a big wish list for somebody with NO money!! "


Hilarity abounds...
No, I can't take credit for that one, but only for the comments in this great thread! That response was too good to not include it!
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Old March 6th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #519
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Interns = unpaid crew. I actually know the guy, too, from another thing he used to work on that I worked on for around 9 months.

Looking for Interns for a new Television show in Houston
Reply to: mikepierce@stagedirections.com
Date: 2006-03-06, 11:30AM CST


Looking for Crew for a new Television show in Houston

Are you a hostess, videographer, a copy writer, PR specialist or editor? Do you know how to film & produce for a television show? Do you want too? Are you looking for a job but don’t have the resume or experience to be hired? Would you like that experience? Would you like to work on a new television show in Houston that you have creative input on? Would you like to be on an interview or talking to a friend and say, “Sure, check out the show I am working on & producing @ the following web address or on channel 3?”
Well, send you resume today!
Stage directions & SDtv is currently seeking interns for our spring and summer intern program. We are a very fast pace entertainment driven television show that covers Houston entertainment on a weekly basis and then we produce our own television show that is launching in March. We cover the black tie galas, live music events like the local music scene; the NBA’s all stars and much more…..
We are look for hard working, DRIVEN TO SUCCEED types who want to build their resumes and produce a Houston Base television show on a weekly basis. We NEED Hostesses that can cover the entertainment scene & write copy for you segments. We need writers who have an edge and aren’t afraid to write their opinion with a little humor thrown in. We needs camera guys that can film on our cameras or who have their own, who can help produce and cover weekly events and make it look like MTV or E!
We need editors that can edit like MTV or E entertainment. We want FRESH, EDGY & NEW! If you think you have what it takes and would like to join our team, and then visit our website: www.stagedirections.com to check out our studios and all the things we are doing. Or please email your resume with cover letter to schedule an interview with:
Mike Pierce email: mikepierce@stagedirections.com
This is a fast pace intern program so be ready to learn, work and produce!


* Job location is Houston
* Compensation: Intern Positions
* This is an internship job
* no -- Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* no -- Please, no phone calls about this job!
* no -- Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
* yes -- Reposting this message elsewhere is OK.
* yes -- OK to repost to Job Developers for Persons with Disabilities.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 09:03 AM   #520
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Them Canadians are taking our jobs!

Job Title: Video Camera Operators - Canadian Only
Location: Los Angeles, California
Employment Type: Part Time
Experience: documentary shooting experience
Description: We are looking for Canadian camera operators based in both Los Angeles and New York for a documentary series for a Canadian network -- we can only employ Canadian citizens in this category. Shooting will begin in a few months and will stretch out over many months, days here and there.
Preferred that camera operators have their own dv(i.e Sony Pd 150/170) or HDV camera packages-- but it has not yet been determined if it will be SD or HDV.
Should have a lot of documentary shooting experience. There is pay.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 11:36 PM   #521
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This guy just seems like a dick. And I suspect there's no pay involved.

"Looking for cool crew.

Anti war
Anti Racism
Anti Globalism
ETC
ETC
ETC

If you're like me and been on enough sets to know we're pros; but tired of the lazy folks, the arse holes, the racists, bigots, FAKE "world peace" activists.

Work with me on some great projects, with REAL people who are SERIOUS about PEACE and just as serious about their CRAFTS.

Email a sentence about yourself and kindly include your resume.

Peace. "
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Old March 9th, 2006, 03:28 AM   #522
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I think these two are from the same guy, clearly living in fantasy land:

"AN ASPIRING FILM MAKER SEEKS DONATIONS
Reply to: keyzrelate@tmail.com
Date: 2006-03-09, 12:43AM EST


Hello I am in the market for a G4 computer.
Some screenwriting software.
Film editing software
A 3ccd DV 24p camera.
Gaffing.lighting equipement
And basically anything to do independent film making.

I'm not interested in anything but independent work. I have diffrent crew members to help out with ideas.

I'm not interested in chasing hollywood. The only way I can see it is make a good project sell it and let people come to you.

I produce music so if there is some donations for an entry level
protools system/some plug ins
Logic software
A lot of drum sounds
A lot of synth sounds especially strings.
Studio monitors.
Neuman mic/tube mic pre/compressor
CD Burner

I am not interested in going to record labels I want to do it independent

I'm tired of trying to get on I just want to bust my ass work with talented people and produce good music as well as good music videos and of course good films.

I know this is crazy to ask. But I'm thinking in terms of people that are upgrading and there might be a 1% chance you wouldn't mind giving up some pieces.

Of course I'm not selling dreams but upon taking a leap of faith going indepent if there is any finance made I will be more than willing to pay for every piece donated.
If I get paid I will be a pain in your ass to give you your money TRUST ME

I'm Loyal I'm just looking to do independent work without putting my freedom in danger by taking alternative routes to financing my tools.

Thanks and have a great day.


P.S. If you think this is crazy you don't have to reply and tell me I already know.
I look at it like this it is worth a dam try lol
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"ATT DPz that can put a full feature film crew together
Reply to: keyzrelate@tmail.com
Date: 2006-03-09, 1:14AM EST


I am in the market for such talented individuals that can take a project from concept to completion in its edited ready to go stage. to donate there time every 3 months to do a full feature film.
I will be contacting screenwriters,actors etc
I will look at scripts and find great movies to produce.
I want to do this for free for the sake of art. Artist helping artist.
I will act as assistant director/producer/line producer.
The deal is I want wonderfull films
Ready to go every 3 months.
I want this to be independent. That means no festivals no deal shopping. Nothing

All I would do is try to sell it independently through the internet hand to hand and anyway I can.

Once I have everyone in place I am willing to make an even split on all revenue that will be monitored by all involved.

I look at it like this if we make a great movie and sell it for 10 dollors all over the planet if only one million people purchase the movie that's 10 million to split amoungs ourselves.
If interested please send your equipemnt list including editing software.
The reason I ask this is simply because I'm working on getting donations as to save you from having to drag your equipment out on location. If I can get the same tools you use all you would have to do is show up and use your talent.

P.S. I'm also interested in doing music videos as well. The amount per 3 month period will be on the amount of artist I produce for free and there music videos 1 per artist will be free.
Now this is also something I want to do on an indie level. Since I produce music I can cover that part. In terms of the music video I would need the crew for that purpose.
Again each artist will have 10 songs and 1 music video on there project and again if wecan sell this for 10 dollors to a million people then its and even split with everyone.
So as no1 would feel robbed of there time I will be producing music for free but I will still be willing to do the evem split with everyone.
Again I don't want to have anything to do with record labels I'm not trying to get on I just want good music and film and will sell it independently.
So I'm not looking for a distribution deal/film deal record deal nothing
I just want to do this indie all the way and then do a split all the way.

Thanks for your time.

* this is in or around new york
* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: even splits "
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Old March 9th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #523
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Josh, your last three submissions are a sign that hard drug use has reached epidemic proportions...

Hey, I would almost be willing to fake up a resume for a good shooter that also includes such things as ex-Special Forces sniper with 23 confirmed kills, 12 mths tour at Gitmo as event recorder use 24p JVC, covered the Republican convention as a freelance videographer in 2004, etc. to the flower child. Wonder if that would do permanent damage? ;)
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Old March 9th, 2006, 07:14 AM   #524
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Now George... you can't blame the drugs, those people would be like that without them. That kind of stupid is genetic!
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Old March 9th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #525
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"NEED FUNDING FOR FILM WILL GIVE CREDITS
Reply to: stupifided2002@yahoo.com
Date: 2006-03-09, 9:19PM EST


Hello,

I am a writer from upstate NY. I have crew and need funding for equipment. Trying to raise $5000.00 for film. If anyone helps they will sign a contract for them to have credits

* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: CREDITS "
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