Monday, March 7, 2011


We keep losing costume designers. The good ones go off and end up with... real jobs. We can only grab them and suck them dry briefly, then they find that they have skills that people will pay for, whether that's Broadway musicals, directing shows out-of-town, or much bigger movies.
Same thing happens to us with boom operators. Or at least to me with boom operators. You train someone to do boom and then... well... BOOM. They have a marketable skill and can work. Which means we're off the boom operator gravy train.

But that's not what's important. On Reddit they have an "Ask a 4-year-old anything" thread.
At least we know he's not an android.


DAVID FREY said...

Well I've operated boom on 2 Pandora movies so far, and since it's not my think, don't look for work as a boom op, so unless I'm absolutely terrible at it, and you haven't said anything, you may be in luck.

However, if I am terrible at it, you may still be stuck with me since you either scare away all the other boom ops, or they get paid elsewhere :)

Andrew Bellware said...

It's only because it's not your thing ;-). But really I was actually referring to boom ops I trained back when I was a production sound mixer. But that's the thing with boom opping -- you can actually get work as one.

DAVID FREY said...

Really? I'm either doing something wrong, or picked the wrong field.

Andrew Bellware said...

Do you actually want to be a boom op? I thought you wanted to camera/edit/light.