ITT Faldor becomes a Frenchman, Gets job on TV show...

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ITT Faldor becomes a Frenchman, Gets job on TV show...

Post by Faldor » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:10 am

So, as regular readers will be aware, around this time last year I quit my job to pursue freelancing in video full time and it has certainly had some rocky moments where jobs that were all set to go ahead don't materialise because a producer decided they didn't want an onset supervisor the night before the shoot or footage was shot without track markers and the screen replacement they wanted won't come together as they'd hoped.

There has also been some incredible moments like being sent to Spain and Italy to film conferences on Quantum Mechanics, doing a promo for the local Steampunk Museum and getting to use my skills to help my wife's costume company grow.

Towards the end of last year, a friend of mine mentioned being made up to VFX supervisor on the TV series he's been a compositor on for a few years now. My response was "So, I guess your jobs up for grabs then?" Not thinking for a moment that the job was in the south of France.
So, one thing lead to another and this morning the lease was signed on an apartment in the centre of Montpellier.

There have been times where I've felt like a bit of a pretender on this forum where most people have worked in the industry at one point or another but as of the 26th, I work on a TV show!

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Re: ITT Faldor becomes a Frenchman, Gets job on TV show...

Post by Chad Peter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:42 am

Faldor wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:10 am
So, as regular readers will be aware, around this time last year I quit my job to pursue freelancing in video full time and it has certainly had some rocky moments where jobs that were all set to go ahead don't materialise because a producer decided they didn't want an onset supervisor the night before the shoot or footage was shot without track markers and the screen replacement they wanted won't come together as they'd hoped.

There has also been some incredible moments like being sent to Spain and Italy to film conferences on Quantum Mechanics, doing a promo for the local Steampunk Museum and getting to use my skills to help my wife's costume company grow.

Towards the end of last year, a friend of mine mentioned being made up to VFX supervisor on the TV series he's been a compositor on for a few years now. My response was "So, I guess your jobs up for grabs then?" Not thinking for a moment that the job was in the south of France.
So, one thing lead to another and this morning the lease was signed on an apartment in the centre of Montpellier.

There have been times where I've felt like a bit of a pretender on this forum where most people have worked in the industry at one point or another but as of the 26th, I work on a TV show!
Congrats, mate! Sounds like we have the exact same job at the moment. Can you say what show?

And who needs tracking markers anyway, amiright?

Hopefully the following conversation doesn't happen to you on day one, like it did to me:

Key Grip: You guys are a special bunch. I've worked with Dennis Muren a few times and that guy is working on another level.

Me: Oh wow, yeah... that's guy's incredible.

Key Grip: Yeah, you're not him.

Me: Maybe someday. Dennis has a few years on me.

Key Grip: No, not even close. You're not even one-twentieth of Dennis Muren.

Me: :-|

(To be fair, he's right. On the plus side: I've never wanted to be Dennis Muren)

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Post by Faldor » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:30 am

You would look great with no hair! I guess I'm slightly ahead in the Dennis Muren stakes!

Who would even be the Dennis Muren of keygrips? Idiot.

I'm lucky, the worst I've had is "I'm supervising the VFX" "Are you doing digital intermediate as well" "er... No."

The show is a history documentary series which does air in a couple of places in the US. The style is done with digital matte paintings and actors in silhouette and I'll be creating the background and comping the actors in.

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Re: ITT Faldor becomes a Frenchman, Gets job on TV show...

Post by Lank » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:33 pm

Chad Peter wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:42 am
Hahaha what the fuck
"We're here to fuck shit up."

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Re: ITT Faldor becomes a Frenchman, Gets job on TV show...

Post by Chad Peter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:05 pm

Lank wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Chad Peter wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:42 am
Hahaha what the fuck
haha, mostly it came off in jest.

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