Sunday, December 12, 2010

Knowing When To Say No...

The other day, I had to do something that makes my stomach twist into knots so painful that I want to vomit. I had to say no to a job offer. It's not something a poor guy like me likes to say very often, but sometimes I find it necessary. Just because a job pays, doesn't mean it is worth it.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Xmas Wishlist...

Yes, you read correctly, I am one of 'those people' who write Xmas instead of Christmas. I'm sure that with time you'll come to forgive me.

So, now that the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers have been polished off, I'm finally getting into the Xmas spirit. Well, I'm at least ready to make a list of things I want for Xmas. Those decorations can wait a few days... or years, whatever. As I said in my first post, I am still starting out and didn't have the income going in to purchase any of my own equipment. While I could have filled this list with ridiculous top-of-the-line gear, I instead opted for a list of things that are more 'bare essentials' and less 'in my dreams.' These are things that I consider to be the first steps toward doing more professional work or educational tools to improve my skills.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks...

As I mentioned in my previous post, I got to work on some cool projects over the course of 2010. So going with the holiday spirit, I thought I would share some of those projects with you as a way of giving thanks for friends made, opportunities gained, and money earned over the last year.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Off-Season...

So it's come to this... Blogging. Oh well, things could have ended worse.

Self pity aside, welcome to my first blog post. As some of you may or may not know, my name is Zack and 2010 was my first year working as a freelancer in the crazy, mixed up world that is television and film production. I had some opportunities to do some really fun stuff, and I also had some not-so-fun stuff happen as well, but overall it was a good year. In this industry you always get to hear the big shots tell their stories of how they started out and how they earned their place in the industry. Well, I'm gonna try to let you experience my story with me. In the future I hope to blog about every gig I work. I may also talk about equipment I buy or get to work with, the people I work with (good and bad), and all the crazy adventures along the way.

Currently I am working a seasonal (non industry) job to pay the bills and finish out the year. Hey! I said it was a GOOD year, not a GREAT year. So things will start off slow, but I already have jobs booked for next year and they are spread out across the calendar, so there should be plenty of stuff to talk about...