- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Lone Eagle (1 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823099539
- ISBN-13: 978-0823099535
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.4 cm
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What I Really Do On Set in Hollywood: A Guide to Real Jobs in the Film Industry Paperback – 1 Aug 2008
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When people want to 'work in Hollywood' what do they really mean? Unfortunately, not everyone can be a director, producer or actor. The good news being that there are a myriad of little-known jobs in Hollywood. Each one of these jobs makes a unique and valuable contribution to the production of any television programme or movie. Author and freelance cameraman, Brian Dzyak (whose credits include "Evan Almighty" and "West Wing") explores over 35 of these jobs, in-depth, from boom operator to key grip. He untangles various jobs within different departments and explains how they all interact with one another. For each crew member, a "day in the life" is explored and explained. You can find out what each job title really means, how to get it, how to do it and how to move up to the next level.
About the Author
Brian Dzyak, a freelance cameraman, has worked on We Are Marshall, Evan Almighty and many other films, along with West Wing and other TV shows.
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The author answers practical questions such as "Do I have to move to L.A.?" and "How do I meet the right people in the business?" and then goes on to describe the various jobs on the set: costumes, director and their unit, the camera department, grips, the electric dept., sound, special effects, sets and props, publicity, makeup and hair, and how all of the jobs works together to make a great movie.
Highly recommended for people who are interested in getting into the movie business or are curious about how movies get made.