Getting jobs in Boston area?
Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:12 AM
There is a slight chance that I will be moving there for some time and I would like to know if it is reasonable for me to take my gear (EFP) with me or should I leave it at home?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:32 AM
It seems that Boston Steadicam ops eventually move on to New York or LA. It is a tricky market where you really need to know a lot of people, etc. Not too much Steadicam used either. Movies coming into town almost always bring in a New Yorker (or LA) leaving you to do the local stuff. Local stuff is a nut that will take you a long time to crack though. Please be cognizant of the rate structure too as the few people that do work there have spent years raising the bar. I recently had a friend, who is relatively new to Steadicam, begin working for an old client of mine for approximately half of what I charged. On the one hand I don't care because I'm swamped here in NYC, but it still pains me a bit.
Funny thing is that since moving to NYC ten years ago, I have done more "high end" jobs in Boston than when I lived there (part of that is my experience level now, but I'm convinced part of it is the New York address).
Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:12 AM
Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:54 AM
Anyways, thanks for advice it will save me a lot of trouble/cost during moving proccess.