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« on: February 26, 2003, 02:00:03 AM »
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I know there are a bunch of people here who are film majors or aspiring film makers and I got curious to know if any of you have ever worked on a larger scale film, tv show or commercial whether it be as an actor, director of gaffer. Aside from shorts you do with your friends....

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2003, 02:05:42 AM »
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i've been an extra many times


...don't know if that counts

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2003, 02:08:39 AM »
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I was a camera PA on this movie called The Riff. It ended up going straight to video, and I never actually saw it. But I learned quite a bit while working on it...

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2003, 08:33:54 AM »
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I've been in a couple of music videos. On camera in one, and helped out on the crew in a couple of others (mostly hanging out by the craft service table there).

It was a whole lot of fun. I actually took a pie in the face in this one video. I should try to dig it up and put it online. It was great. I got dressed up in this cowboy outfit (which was about 3 sizes too small) and the bartender on this old tavern set hit me in the face with a pie in a big food fight scene.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2003, 08:57:28 AM »
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Was an extra on The War. Was trying out to be one of the kids but didn't look 'southern' enough. That was a LONG time ago. A couple of my friends were in Forrest Gump- the kids on the bus and what not, since they filmed much of the film in Savannah and Beaufort- all near Hilton Head.

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2003, 10:37:03 AM »
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i was a PA for an IGA commercial once. it was being shot at night and i was working at famous players during the day. what a tough 3 days that was.

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2003, 12:13:52 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2003, 03:57:51 PM »
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I was camera op for a music video for a band in Florida.  Not something that ever aired... just something for them to play at clubs and what not.

I also directed "The Shining", but I didn't like it so I put some other guy's name on it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2003, 04:07:10 PM »
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i interned for AMERICAN SPLENDOR.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2003, 11:13:08 PM »
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I've been a p.a. for the last year or so. It's great to be there and see it all first hand, but as a p.a. your given the least amount of responsibility.... since our main job is crowd control we like to call ourselves "walking traffic cones"...........oh yeah, I also wrote American Beauty. :wink:

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2003, 08:50:44 AM »
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I was location scouting P.A./Driver for "Serving Sara."  It did absolutely nothing for my career.  However, one of the producer's left his contact list in the van so I got Oliver Stone's phone number.  I never called because I was afraid he might try to kill me.
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2003, 04:23:41 PM »
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one of my mates was an extra in lord of the rings and a bunch of xena stuff too- my claim to fame.

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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2003, 05:04:41 PM »
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Sweet avatar, jmj.

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2003, 07:46:11 AM »
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Sweet avatar, jmj.


Thanks.  I mean seriously...who can resist the image of lipstick on a dead women's lips.  Plus Alan Ball is fucking Genius.

Nice avatar yourself.  Isn't there going to be a new Donnie Darko DVD release soon?  I thought I heard something about it on NPR.  What a great movie...I hope they have some better extra's than the first release.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2003, 03:25:42 PM »
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I've been trying to land P.A. jobs and failing miserably since I got out of college.  Seattle is the armpit of the film industry.  My only consolation is that my classmates who went down to LA aren't doing that much better.  My best friend was a camera assistant on a yet-to-be-released Christian horror film called "The Hangman's Curse", starring David Keith, Mel Harris, and the fat kid from "Magnolia".  Apparently David Keith is a prima donna.  And the film was directed, as all good Christian horror films are, by a guy who made his name directing "Red Shoe Diaries" episodes.
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