Just wanted to give a bit of an update into what I’ve been up to. Apologies for not being able to update as much as I wish I could. Especially with the Summer of Museums page. Work kind of picked up a lot since then.
I got to day play on a Disney show as a Set PA – which mainly consisted of doing runs and helping out any department that needed an extra set of hands. Nothing much to say except that as always it’s hard and fairly honest work being a set PA – I also got to reunite with an old friend of mine who has been trying to hire me for a while and I hadn’t been able to accept because of school. But now that school is over and done with – guess who has more time to work? This girl!
From that job, I had gotten a text from my mentor asking if I was interested in being an office PA for him from prep to production to wrap for a toy commercial. Of course I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Not because of the pay check (though that’s always a plus) but because I love doing office work. For those of you who are new to my blog, my department is Production. I don’t know why. I just have an affinity for all the logistics that go behind making a film – be it a commercial, short, feature, etc. etc. – Production is the department for me.
We actually just finished shooting the show this past Thursday and I’m going to be doing a couple of wrap days with a day break in between (maybe) and then back onto the Disney show that I day played on.
The commercial was interesting because I got to do more work than I usually do when I office PA on most of the jobs that I get on to. So it gave me more experience to talk to vendors, filling out certain paperwork, and all of that other fun stuff.
Also! Some other exciting news! I got to see my name on the big screen! Twice! Same movie but I saw it twice! The movie is And Then There Was Eve. The first time was for the cast and crew showing and the second one was for the LA Film Festival showing. It just goes to show you that yes, it’s a lot of hard work but to be able to see your name there on the big screen is one of the most satisfying feelings ever.
So as you can see, I’ve been staying fairly busy. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. But mostly good. Now all I need to do is figure out a way to fit going to the gym into my hectic work life and some semblance of a social life and then I would have figured out this whole “adulting” thing. But until then, I’m just going to take everything one day at a time, learning as much as I can.
Well that’s all I have to say for now. Will update soon!