A friend invited lyssa and I to the premiere of Deadfall last night because she works with the Tribeca Film Festival. We were escorted in quickly and avoided the long line and decided to watch the celebrities (Olivia Wilde, Eric Bana…etc) walk down the red carpet. When you live in New York, celebrity sightings typically happen in restaurants or coffee shops. So, the whole “red carpet thing” was kind of fascinating…
Lyssa and I eventually found our seats and started to chit chat about where the celebs would sit. The theater was particularly ordinary and I couldn’t imagine the red carpet walkers squeezing in with the locals. Moments later we got a polite “excuse me” and I realized that our section was empty and I was starring at Olivia Wilde and her “crew” if you will. She made her assistant sit next to me which was fine because there were awkward sex scenes with her character throughout the film and I had particularly bad gas. Stephan Rzuowitzky sat directly in front of me, which was kinda great because “The Counterfeiters” is still one of my favorite films, but I kept kicking his seat when I’d uncross/recross my legs. He was polite about it though.
We thought the experience was hilarious but 5 minutes into the film I did realize that the celebs were going to talk through the entire thing because technically they had already seen it and knew the ending. that was a shame. I had one slightly awkward moment when I tried to undo my top botton to release some of the pressure on my belly. I imagined Olivia Wilde complaining to someone that the guy next to her was taking off his pants and then me being thrown out of the theater and it all making local news: “dude gets naked @ Deadfall premiere.” This happened during one of her sex scenes though and when I glanced up at her I realized she was much more embarrassed than I was.
I recently received the kindest letter and newspaper clipping from Charlotte, the tourism coordinator down in Crowley Louisiana. My assistant Ben and I shot down there for Saveur recently and the hospitality was as kind as Charlotte’s letter. Crowley is a wonderful town and really worth a visit if you can make it.
I’ve started getting lots of cover letters from recent college grads looking to become photo assistants. A lot of them are kind of brutal so I thought I’d go back and check out mine. It’s not much better off but I used to send it out to literally 1000 photographers a week. I love that one of my experience points was “reflecting/diffusing light on subject matter.”
I am contacting you in hopes of your need of a studio assistant, production assistant, free help…etc.
In the past year I have assisted for a number of studio and event photographers. My responsibilities have included assembling/dissembling lighting equipment, huffing equipment to and from various locations, gathering and keeping track of talent for portraiture, reflecting/diffusing light on subject matter, 2nd shooting events, answering phones and fetching coffee. As well, I am familiar with editing work flows and ftp uploading.
Not long ago I left Post Works, LLC, which is a huge Post Production Film
House. While at Post Works I worked as a software/hardware intern
and had the opportunity to extensively learn software such as Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Bridge, Light Room, Flash, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Avid.
I have attached my resume for your consideration and can be reached via e-mail or at ___________. I have a flexible schedule, am a reliable person and am looking for nothing more than to learn and gain experience in all aspects of the photo industry.
Please “download” my resume for correct formatting
I’ve sat in the corner at many a party with buddy Graham listening to his OkCupid adventures. He’s shameless about its potential and for someone whose been in a healthy relationship for 5 years its kinda mind blowing. Luckily for y’all he’s publishing his internet exploits w/ full commentary and great tips to digital dating HERE. The site is blog style: each post starts with an interaction with some lady and concludes with Graham’s synopsis of the situation. enjoy!