So, on Saturday morning I worked my first film/video paid gig! I’m 38, and I made $75 on Saturday.
I received that gig from Mandy.com, I believe I was going to be a P.A. The first job fell through due to some scheduling conflict, and they got in touch with me two weeks ago to help out on Saturday. It was a lot of fun.
We went to Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Shop on 20th and Broadway. Quite a few of us crew members kept saying ‘how have we not known this place was here?’
It’s such a nice shop, and they make the cheese there, for everyone to see.
As the boom operator, I had to go in to the cheese making room and follow around the host of the show, with the camera person.
Sanitation is key, so they had us don these white coats and put hairnets on, and we also had to wear these plastic booties. Since I’m a gargantuan, I had to get special boots, but you can’t see them in these photos. Sigh. They were silly.
So, it was a lot of fun. The director/photographer was using a Sony EX1. Nice camera. The boom mic and the lavalier mic were both set up to go through the camera, which is new to me. No syncing in post, just straight from the mics, embedding with the video.
I finished out the day meeting a producer to possibly assistant direct on a short film. Working on those details now, we’ll see what happens.
All in all, an interesting day. Today I shot some awesome footage for The Difference Between. Tomorrow is our final day of shooting, thank god. I’m putting my foot down at this point… my foot down on me, as it were. I keep thinking of interesting things that we should change, etc.
The thing is, this project will never start if I don’t keep moving forward. That was one of the things I liked about renting equipment. The sense of urgency. Since we shot the majority of the first episode in the winter, I’ve had to finagle a bit to make sure the sense of season was consistent. I’m sure it’ll be all just fine. The footage looked awesome, truly. I can’t wait to show some of it.
Tomorrow we’re shooting at Simple Studios. I picked out a nice room for the shoot (they have quite a few of them), and have a friend, Michelle, helping me with the shoot.
On Monday, I am helping out the production of a short film, which will be ongoing, as they need it. On Tuesday we’re doing some re-shoots of the pilot episode of Off Off, the web series I shot last week, or two weeks ago… can’t remember.
Now I just have to make some more money. That $75 went straight to the production of The Difference Between. Perfect timing.
OK, My body feels like it’s about to shut down. I walked from 1st Ave and 3rd Street all the way home stopping here and there to shoot interesting footage. Yesterday was my second day on my bike. My body is simply not ready for this physical assault.
Thanks for reading.