I think it's kinda sad you're the only girl currently on crew :< Not like gender has much to do with it, I just always love to hear about girls working on crew and I feel it's a rarity in low-level production to find more than one girl working in a department at a time.
Just to clarify, I probably made it sound like I’m one girl surrounded by 10+ boys on this project, but in reality it’s less than 10 and they’re still in the hiring stages. We temporarily share a building with another show and they have loads of female artists and animators, and I do hope we get some girls up in our project soon because there are moments where I think, “Wow, I have no one to talk to.”
Most of the time though I just think I’m being rewarded after 4 years of all girl’s school.
Won’t talk about work much here, but I just gotta say that I had a freaking blast today because:
-an animator sat down with me to get me started on a big project that requires me to use a Cintiq bigger than my tv and wield a magical pen (not something I did in my previous animation job since I’m more rooted in the organizational aspect of production)
-three higher-ups took me aside to thank me for all the work that’s been tossed my way (which was a real morale booster)
-I’m the only girl on the crew right now (!), and I get to collaborate with the most amazing, funny dudes around that make work enjoyable, most of whom I worked with before so we have a good rapport.
Lastly, my production manager sent us home early on account of it being Good Friday. As much as my tired body craved the weekend for sleeping in and gorging on easter foods, I’m actually excited for Monday and what new things will be asked of me.
“50 Cent did not disappoint. He ordered a grapefruit soda. The waiter brings him the grapefruit soda. And then 50 Cent said the greatest thing anyone could ever say when you see a grapefruit soda…He looks at the waiter and says, “Why isn’t this purple?” And it took me a few seconds, and then I realized, “Oh my god, 50 Cent has no idea what a grapefruit is!”… I was like, “Everybody in the restaurant, you need to SHUT UP right now cuz a waiter’s about to explain to a grown man what a grapefruit is.”—
Does it ever bother you that you’ve never won an Oscar for directing?
SIDNEY LUMET:I… think… if anyone were ever bothered by that, they’d be such a horse’s ass. How much more can you ask for than the job itself, which is wonderful, which has terrific pay, which is wonderful, great health benefits from the union, which is wonderful? I mean – my God! – what more can one ask for?
Last week, I went to an animation studio for an interview, and a couple hours ago they offered me full-time work on their production crew.
Unfortunately, this means less posts so I completely understand if you want to unsubscribe. There are a lot of film tumblrs out there, and I am absolutely amazed that you would follow mine especially since I don’t do anything cool like create gifs or write awesome reviews. It really means a lot to me, and I appreciate your readership.
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Loved reading your responses to this question. Now I’ve got a list of cinemas to visit, haha.
I think I shortchanged myself in terms of my acting career, because it’s a very hard job to do well and there are many, many, many talented artists. And I didn’t take advantage of those opportunities like most of my peers, where there’s a real consistency. Once you achieve a certain level of fame, you can secure it with money and you can secure it with relationships, and I just lived in New Mexico for 25 years. And yet, here I am at 51, working with … I don’t know, I don’t have that many heroes … I always wanted to know Bob Dylan, and I love that guy, and I always wanted to work with Brando, and have that chance … And Francis Coppola’s just, if he’s not our greatest living director […]
It’s just such a privilege to have lunch with the guy. And I mean it, really sincerely. He is so kind. As an artist, he’s absolutely awake to the opportunity of what life affords us. Art is a way to get strength from something that is life-affirming. It can be quite violent and still be life-affirming. So I’m now really excited because I feel like I just started.