Hey LA peeps,
I am in the process of considering on moving to LA in late June '12 and I was seeking out any information, resources, links, call-boards, or websites for potential work.
I come from a Camera Assistant background with experience on S16,S35, and most Digital Cinema formats. Unfortunately I am not a Local 600 nor am I anyway near the hours to join.
I'm seeking for any advice on getting started without having to resort to Craigslist for "GREAT EXPERIENCE" or "MEET GREAT PEOPLE" kind of jobs.
I am not looking to get rich, but just to pay rent and follow my passion for motion pictures.
I am not bigger than a Camera PA nor a Grip. I am willing to take the punches and "pay my dues", just crossing my fingers for any direction.
I see a lot of Local600 and Camera Assistants on the forum who also own R1MX.
Does owning a R1MX/Scarlet help with getting work? Also what kind of productions normally rent from you? Or long run, the camera ends up sitting in its case but you still get work as a Camera Assistant?
I see some R1MX/Scarlet/Epic rentals on CL and is that a good way to attract work? In Seattle, CL isn't the greatest place for work for motion pictures, is it different in LA?
Thank you for taking you time to read this long message and any information is much appreciated!!!!