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Chicago - Drunk in the Bathtub, Again.
Tales of a Working Class Trophy Wife
Looks like I'll be in Chicago from March 7th through the 10th. I'll be staying on the loop.
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From: houseofleon Date: February 16th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
i couldn't respond in saucy.. i am not a member.. too many rule nazi's for it to be fun. i wanted to show people cool stuff and where to get it but it seems silly to have to do it all in wide shots. i thought that i designedand dcorated sets would make my posts have a little extra interest... because most folks to get contact with people that come from that part of the business.

i alos thoughti it would be a nice way to connect with some new people... oh wells!

its a jason miller antler light. go to http://www.millerstudio.us and search in the projects icon for it.
they sell them at velocityartanddesign.com too.

best of luck.
psymonetta From: psymonetta Date: February 25th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I knew I had seen it somewhere before and it was spinning around in my head and getting nowhere. I love antlers/bones/shells, so things like that always catch my eye.

Sorry about what happened over in the SD. The "rules" were created to try to weed out the volumes of posts of messy bookshelves and Target tschotkes. Unfortunately, you still get those posts, plus the design clueless nazis don't know when the rules really should be disregarded.

I like posting in the modern_dwelling commnunity. It's a lot less active, but I think that's just a reflection of the percentage of the population that enjoys good design, as opposed to collecting junk.

I'm fascintated with set design. My friend Randall, who works in production said that I would be an excellent art director or set designer. But, I've never been able to find an entry level position that's either flexible enough to let me keep my current FT job (I have economic needs to consider) or that pays enough.
From: houseofleon Date: February 26th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
i'll check the other forum. you can't part-time your way into production.. it's too all or nothing. i started as a production assistant and worked my way into the art department and then up through the ranks doing everything from set decorating to props.
your best bet in is via set decorating on commercials. it's the most creative but also.. you work around 16 hour days and you have to reinvent the wheel for every commercial.

its very very intense and hard and your life can never take precendanet over the job. i once couldn't go in for stitches for three days because we were too busy on set and i didn't want to hit the emergency room on my time because we were at work 19 hours a day and i needed the 5 hours sleep.

as an art director i could clear at least 700 hundred - 1k a day. but... you earn every cent. insane pressure.
psymonetta From: psymonetta Date: February 26th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I figured that was the case. The payscale here in Portland isn't quite as reliable. They really like to screw contract workers, and the union jobs generally have folks from down south filling them. There are a couple of decent commercial production companies though...I'll look into it.
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