Stepping over that film dollar….

January 8, 2008 at 5:53 am Leave a comment

to pick up something that is shiny, like a dime.

The problem independent crew people must face daily in the film business is that most of the hiring decisions are made by people that should not be allowed to cross the street by themselves, much less jerk others around.

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“Speaking of a producer picking…..” 

As a sound mixer, I’ve been asked by these bozos to take an hour long drive out to a place that’s not exactly the middle of nowhere (i.e., Lancaster /Palmdale), but has the same zip code, and then both mix and boom their P.O.S.* low budget film for them by myself (demonstrating that they don’t have a clue about getting good sound).

They want me to do this for $150.00 or less per day with equipment, which also shows they have no knowledge of what that pile of sound gear I own cost me, or what it would cost them to rent. Or more likely, they just really don’t even care.

These morons are for some reason allowed to call themselves “producers”, when in reality they would find it difficult to produce a shadow on a sunny day.

Sorry for the venting, I just got off the phone with another of these wonder kids who wants to change the way films are made, because he has a “vision”.

Between you and me, I think his vision is obscured by his lower intestines.

P.O.S. * = film term for “piece of shit”, a.k.a. “floater”. This is usually a film that will be seen by the producer and his family, and in spite of all the pre production “festival circuit” talk, no one else.

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