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working on a movie set

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by casekonly, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    the other thread about the working visa didn't seem to get the answers i would have liked, so here's another attempt...since i've got the working visa thing covered now...

    ok, so i'm trying to get a job working on the set of "the chronicles of narnia" which is being filmed in new zealand at the moment. i imagine production will go on for a year or more, so i'm not worried about that.

    i'm really trying my best to get in touch with anyone that i can to get a job on the set as whatever i can...even the most menial job would suffice...i am really just looking for the experience and excitement of being in a different country, working on a movie set.

    so, does anyone have any experience working on a movie set? anyone know how to go about bugging producers/directors into giving up a job?
    help a brotha out. i know some of you guys/girls have probably worked on set for something or another at one time...maybe currently.
     
  2. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

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    Lots of union stuff I imagine. Call the company
    producing it and ask who've they've got covering
    the stage-hang/grips. Usually it's some union
    or organization I'm sure... get a hold of those
    people.

    That's all I can think of.
     
  3. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

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    my friends family was in the movie biz. they currently run a lighting/ grip equipment rental comany in Van.
    EVERYBODY is union. so my suggestion would be to contact I.A.T.S.E. (i have no idea what that stands for, but thats the union name, i'm sure google can help)

    On a side note, my friends brother worked 7 months on and 5 off for the past 3 years. He pulled down 90 grand in the 7 months. But, those were 12 hour days (minimum) almost 7 days a week. You get paid overtime for what you work, but it still takes a toll.

    Oh, having some sort of trade or skill can help you out alot. You bartend, right? Maybe try to finagle a job with the catering company.
     
  4. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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    PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT i've been in movies
     
  5. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

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    porn doesn't count.
     
  6. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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    I was on nbc and hbo....WONK SAGGIN
     
  7. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    were you wearing throwback nikes on HBO?
     
  8. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

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    did they do a documentay on mullets or something?
     
  9. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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  10. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    thanks for the info. i'm googling now.
    i did email the company that's producing it, walden media. that was earlier this morning...so, i'm awaiting a response. i tried everything i could think of when i emailed them...telling them that i'd take the most menial position available, as long as i worked on the set of this movie.

    i wonder if i could get a job at the catering place...drinks are a goood way too loosen people up and get a better job..not to mention the actresses...heh.
     
  11. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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  12. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

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    heeeh heeeh heeeeeeeehhhh

    umm, yea i have worked on a film set, I was a runner for the art department on Nverland, hasnt been released yet tho. But when u see it check out the kite flying scene and the scene with all the flowers in the garden, it took all day to plant them.
     
  13. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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  14. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

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    big booty hoes, hop with it.
     
  15. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    bump until kilo can reply to this thread.
     
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