Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My first earthquake

No sir, I don't like it. o.0

I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. For me, it happened in the middle of a job interview on the 10th floor of a building overlooking the 405 Freeway and Galleria mall. Fun times. As my prospective employer and I huddled beneath a doorframe, he remarked that I was handling my first earthquake rather well. My reply was that now he could see I work well under pressure. I hope it at least made me memorable.

Monday, July 21, 2008

That's showbiz, kid

Work-wise, I have been trying to get my foot in the door of the entertainment industry. Between the writer's strike and the forboding talk of an actor's strike, I really picked a heck of a year to get into "the biz". Still, this is a path I am determined to travel. Since being out here in California, I have developed an interest in production, development, and more of the business side of entertainment. This not only encompasses animation, but feature and television as well.

Getting that first foot in the door has been tricky. So far, I have been working as an intern for a production company in Los Angeles. The project is a documentary on Marvel Comics' Stan Lee, so the subject matter has been really fun for me. In my short time there, I have learned much about the industry, but I'm still trying to find a specific direction in which to move forward. Tomorrow I start a temporary gig as a Production Assistant for a television talk show. There are a lot of PA opportunities around the city which are great for both experience and networking.

In short, I'm still not sure what I want to be when I grow up.. You'd think I'd have it figured out by now.