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Post by El Jeffe » Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:34 am

fogo wrote:I'm a luthier, specialising in the production of acoustic guitars.

Super 8 is a pleasant creative diversion to get me outside.....

Flatwood and others have mentioned screenwriting etc which reminds me of a great video i watched the other night, where else but on Google Video, of a lecture given by Ray Bradbury - fascinating advice about short story and longer writing...what a guy
Have any of your work online? I am a guitar enthusiast, it keeps me sane. I'm up to 3 acoustics at the moment but you never know could always use another!!!

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Post by paulcotto » Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:37 am

I work for a Houston based airline (it starts with a C) :D I fly around the USA and the rest of the world doing on site audits (inspections) of repair stations that service and repair all the different mechanical parts of our aircraft. I like to say that I get paid to watch other people work 8) I write reports that detail incidents of non-quality and follow up to eliminate repeat violations. It's even more boring then it sounds, but I get to travel all over the world for free.

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Post by Actor » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:52 pm

Retired!

Pre-retirement jobs over a 30 year period included a three year hitch with the Army as an Ordnance Officer, one year as a teacher, one year as a bookkeeper, three years as a teaching assistant in grad school, couple of years as a physicist, six years as a mechanical engineer and finally thirteen years as a computer programmer. The last one was the most fun.

Post retirement I have a part time job as an audio visual technician. At least that's my job title. Whatever they tell me to do would be a more accurate description of what I do.
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Post by dgs8film » Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:21 pm

Full time: electronic instrument technician

Part time: photographer

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Post by T-Scan » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:04 am

Hospital diagnostic imaging. X-rays, CT Scan (hence T-Scan, my old room mate used to call me) and run live cameras in OR while they put screws into bones ect...
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Post by Daniel » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:54 am

film post-producer and post-production consultant.


other ocasional work as photographer, editor and sound production.

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Post by sooper8fan » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:14 am

cool thread!

I do video production full time. Started working for a company about 8 years ago, then about 4 years ago I quit and started my own company....one-man-band kind of thing. Been going very well for me. Mostly shooting/editing weddings with a few misc. projects throughout the year. I enjoy it. It's good money and can be pretty easy, I just have to make myself focus since there's so many distractions around.....like the internet! Occasionally I'll get to shoot Super8 for some of my wedding clients. Fun stuff.
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Post by Arriflex » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:38 pm

I edit and shoot adult movies.

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Post by mattias » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:50 pm

mojohey wrote:i'm a freelance 1st Assistant Director.
cool. me too. mainly on commercials before but a few short films and even a feature lately. juggling that many people and that much stuff around for that long (two months) was the hardest thing i ever did, but the feeling when it all went close to perfect was very rewarding.

i also do a lot of script and synopsis reading and editing, as well as translations of the same for e.u. "media" applications. i also grip and ac occasionally.

finally i direct and dp quite a lot, but i don't make enough money from that to honestly call it my "real" job. it's my real career though, and at least it's moving in the right direction.

/matt

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Post by Jam » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:32 pm

"Studio 8 Cinema" is my new opened company.

http://www.studio8hk.com

My company does: Super 8 workshop, and all kind of 8mm services

Myself do: TV News cameraman/ Coordinator for TV show / Japanese, Chinese interpreter/ part time MC of TV show (http://www.jptime.tv) / part time lecturer for small format cinematography etc etc....

those are very interesting jobs, but my wife is start telling me to go home earlier....

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Post by Jean Poirier » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:30 am

I studied history so I became a projectionist.

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Post by Rollef » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:43 am

I'm A GIS and Hydrology consultant

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Post by Angus » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:05 am

Arriflex wrote:I edit and shoot adult movies.
I bet the edting is a bunch of laughs....do they have to be dubbed too?

Funniest job must be dubbing adumt movies into foreign languages :)
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Post by lastcoyote » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:22 am

Angus wrote:
Arriflex wrote:I edit and shoot adult movies.
I bet the edting is a bunch of laughs....do they have to be dubbed too?

Funniest job must be dubbing adumt movies into foreign languages :)
I wish I can direct or act in this field... :lol:

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Post by Angus » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:13 am

lastcoyote wrote: I wish I can direct or act in this field... :lol:
I know people, male and female, who have starred in adult movies.....its not always fun or even enjoyable.

The pay can be good in California but elewhere, particularly in the UK and the East cost of America it is poorly paid.
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