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Old March 8th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #106
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Hey Tom, is the Dem race huge money in the bank?

Between chasing the Dems all over the east, and now March Madness basketball (I'm now in the truck doing 15 MAAC games in 4 days), I'm ready to quit....again!
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Old March 12th, 2008, 12:53 PM   #107
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My day job is teaching television production at an arts magnet middle school. I absolutely love it.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:45 AM   #108
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I'm a video game programmer in LA. Been doing a few things on the side so far. I mostly want to just do my own projects so that keeps the whole film making thing as mostly a past time for now
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Old April 8th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #109
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Latin America correspondent for a major news agency.

Yeah, it's a cool gig, but a lot of you guys are doing stuff that also really fascinates me. If I had three lifetimes I'd be joining you on some of the (ad)ventures. Game programming, sailing, indy films.... Helluva board here, isn't it?
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Old April 28th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #110
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I am a Videographer/Editor/Multimedia developer at the U. S. Air Force Survival School. I am active duty military and have been in the AF going on 20 years now. I have been assigned to Combat Camera, base level Multimedia shops, and now provide lesson content for survival training here at Fairchild AFB, SPokane WA.

I am retiring in Oct and have hope to come right back to work here at the school but will have to wait and see what is available to me. In the meantime I have purchased my own equipment to shoot, edit, and produce video for whatever job might come my way.

I have loved my job in the AF but it is time to move on...This is a very scary time moving from the structure that I have been used to most of my adult life into the unknown. So, with all said your prayers and best wishes are apprciated as I move onto my new chapter in life.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #111
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Steven,
Good luck with the transition. My dad flew jets in the Marines for 20+ years and then went into insurance. He survived. Change is always scary.
If you want to stick with video, but crave structure, maybe you should consider finding a corporation with an in-house video department. That should be more structured than a lot of video jobs, but the corporate culture/complete lack of decisiveness might drive you nuts. Just a suggestion.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #112
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Ethan, We may have crossed paths a few times in our years. I am originally from New Orleans, went to Nicholls State from 83-85. Lived in Thibodeaux, worked radio at KTIB, KXOR and was in Houma from time to time. Man, I sure do miss a good crawfish boil.....

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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #113
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Steven - small world isn't it? I'm not a native myself, I married a Cajun girl about 3 years back and have been made an honorary Southern Louisianian.

I grew up all around the South East and claim Augusta, Ga. as home since that's where my family landed after my dad got out of the service & that's where I did my high school and early college years.

Being from that area, I never dreamed I would have married anyone from Louisiana, much less settle down here (buying our first home soon) but I have to say, between the women and crawfish, I'm hooked. I now wonder how I lived all those years without both.

Next time I peel a few and down some ice cold Corona, I'll give you a thought. If you ever decide to repatriate yourself we'll fire up the pot, bust out the old family recipe, and welcome you guys back with a sack full.

Good luck with the job search.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #114
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Recently switched from Banking & Financial IT to Health Care IT. I now work at a hostpital -what a difference...I got to wear full scrub surgery outfit my second week (brought it home) and I'm two doors down from the morgue :-p


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Old May 2nd, 2008, 11:35 AM   #115
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I'm a database programmer. I used to work a lot in financial services, the last few years more in the telecomm world.

Suffering a bit from the golden handcuffs. I make decent money as a programmer, so to go off into the videography world is daunting financially. Right now I'm working part time as a programmer, so I have some income, but a little more time to plan the Great Leap into the Unknown.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:47 PM   #116
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19 yrs old here. I'm the CTO of a small business. I'm 2 months away from my BA, and I plan on going to Grad School for a Ph.D. in Psychology. I've just started testing the video making waters.... and I'm FASCINATED! I'm working on my second project now and I'm loving every second of it. It's a biographical documentary of a very interesting man. With my psychological leanings, I will be focusing in his psychological struggle (he had plenty of demons). Maybe I can combine my talents/interests.. hmm.. Gotta speak with my parents about this, i wonder what they will say..

EDIT: re-posted in http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=4657

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 03:41 PM   #117
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Would love to get to the point of leaving and doing the film business full time but never seem to work out how I can build the business up part time...need to do it full time to build it up but dont have the time....

Bloody vicious circles...
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 02:17 AM   #118
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By day I work as an Operating Theatre Technician at the local hospital.

By night and weekends I work as a stringer for the local TV stations' regional news as well as Australia's top news service, National Nine News.

By way of relaxation, I am a pilot and love to take to the skies when funds permit. I also love to go SCUBA diving - mostly south of Melbourne, and for community service I am a volunteer advanced life support Ambulance officer with St John Ambulance.

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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:03 PM   #119
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Full time videographer (shooter, editor, producer, collections agent) for my own production company. Hire freelancers as needed. I've been a casual on-call shooter with CBC-Radio Canada Winnipeg (worked out to about a half-time gig for three or four years - mostly working in the French newsroom or for french national (RDI)).

I've worked every sporting venue with a video board in Winnipeg either as a shooter, director/switcher and audio guy at some point in the past ten years. Taught for about a year at a private vocational college.

DOP on an indie "film" shot on DVCam that we are STILL waiting for post to be complete on.

Worked for an embedded company doing medical video for 20 months. Interesting work. Mostly just retirement tea photos and training videos but every now and again we'd get to do something clinical.

Mostly I do broadcast PSAs and non-broadcast training videos, as well as switching multi-camera live gigs such as conventions.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #120
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I'm a full-time TV producer/director/videographer/editor (mainly commercials), sometimes freelance videographer. I've been in broadcasting and film production for 24 years.
I also spent time in SW Louisiana, Lake Charles to be exact. Got my first TV job at KPLC-TV.
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