SKI.INGYou need to do some more research on the industry then. Plenty of people who have MFA's or BA's in Film have done great things in the industry. Often times if you don't have a family connection into the business, school will be the only/fastest way to breaking in and at least getting your work viewed. It is not a guarantee, but it helps. On the other hand, plenty of greats made it without school too. Yet if you delve into their stories, they often had an entertainment background and a connection.
I hate LA, but personally if I got to do something as cool as make movies, etc. I think I could stomach it. I'm not in the industry, but a big film buff or whatever you want to call it.
And to the dude who says he doesn't feel bad for CA, fuck you. What shit state do you live in?
I've been in the industry close to 5 years now. I've worked with thousands of people, and hundreds of very well qualified, top notch audio, video, and lighting engineers. I have also worked in the film industry for a minute, and my brother is a set lighting electrician with the Local 728 in LA. I do know a thing or two about the industry, and peoples opinions on kids that come from Fulsail or other "for profit" higher education schools in regards to film or live staging.
The problem that is had with a lot of the ones that come from higher education, is they come out with slim to none of real world experience, yet they come out thinking they know everything. they dont like to take correction, they have a snotty attitude, and are just terrible workers. a lot of times their work ethic is terrible.
yes there are exceptions to everything, and yes, some of the greats do have higher education. but then again, you get back to how the whole industry has changed and the whole mindset of this generation. kids these days think because they go to college they're automatically going to make top dollar. thats not the case. and i bet you even some of the greats that went to school, still came out of school, and busted their ass for low rates until they made it.
its just a completely different mindset from those who start at the bottom, learn from real world experience, and typically dont take things for granted.
JAHpowYeah I'm one of those guys that believes it's everyone's responsibility to follow the law but if you disagree you take measurable steps to address it and to address it to someone with authority. I agree that $400 is outrageous for a parking violation but it happened. Life happens. You don't have to come looking for sympathy here when you can actually be doing something about it.
I know I probably sound like a total jerk but I'm trying to be real with Ryano and give him the truth, and sometimes the truth has to hurt to get a message across.
All I see in this thread is "Oh sorry that sucks" and "that's what you get for living there" and it's like come on? Let's put the big boy pants on now.
And Ryano, if you're in such financial trouble there's nothing wrong with getting a job for a month at a store or something. You could probably make a grand which would definitely help.
Ok I'm done, you can take this or leave it but good luck either way.
i know its my fault. i said that in the OP. but its still kind of a bummer to your day. and being set back 400 bucks out of no where when you freelance for work isnt really a great thing. i know real life. and i know shit happens.
and come on now, there's plenty of rant threads that get posted on here.. thats all mine was. plus, it turned into somewhat of a conversation and different topic as well.
i'm not THAT hard up for money. but like i said, a random 400 dollar hit to most people just sucks.