fallfaceforward 9:50pm, 22 January 2009
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
"An Epic film shooting in Duluth in early April needs an experienced photographer for set photography. "

Epic? In Duluth?!?! Have they been to Duluth? In April?
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Drew C 9 years ago
i like the no-pay part
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 9 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 9 years ago
Doesnt say anything about $$$.....

Drew you beat me by 39 seconds.........we must think alike in that respect huh?
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
no pay = super epic
fallfaceforward 9 years ago
there is no pay, just thought it might be a cool experience for someone.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
Do you know what the movie is about?
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
Experienced photographers, but college students are encouraged to apply. Hmmmm.......

Still would be cool, but I doubt they will work around my teaching schedule.
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Karl W. 9 years ago
I attend UMD but don't technically go there, lol eh, what do I got to lose


O, did anyone hear back from the helicopter tour gig?
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
I'd do it, but I don't think they'd work around my schedule either.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
nope!
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N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
Ditto.
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
Man, I get so tired of this stuff.

"An Epic film shoot". Bullshit.

An "epic" film will hire a professional set photographer. 'Cause those exist. Not a no-pay-but-somehow-experienced college student.

I am so fed up with people who manipulate and take advantage of optimistic artists.

I would like to send a big "fuck you" to everyone who asks an artists to work for free because it's a "great opportunity to improve your portfolio". What a bunch of jerkwads.

Jason
whitejade85 9 years ago
Well, let just start with the fact that they are using "epic" and "Duluth" in the same sententce.
noxious kettle [deleted] 9 years ago
i emailed the guy out of curiosity. said he wants pictures of him shot in HP5+ and blah, blah blah. if i could think of some good idea for a project that has nothing to do with his movie, i might have thought about it. but i highly doubt i would get to keep the negatives. no.
fallfaceforward Posted 9 years ago. Edited by fallfaceforward (member) 9 years ago
I don't think you guys realize that an "epic film" doesn't mean like it's going to be a big-budget, high-profile, huge thing. An epic film is a film that tells a story about someone(s) life/lives and is really dramatic. It focuses on human toils and such. usually a significant historical event.
So the guy who posted this is most likely just describing what type of piece it'll be.

so geez, calm down. if you're not interested, you're not interested. no need to tear apart someone else's projects.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
I know what was meant by "epic", I was just having a little fun. But Jason is right, there is a lot of work being asked of someone for no pay. A job that normally pays enough to make it worth while. Im sure the actors are being payed. And the camera crew. If they were looking for someone that could sew to sew all the costumes from scratch , giving up a week or more of time, for no pay, no one would do it. Same with anything else. (of course unless its for charity...) The fact that people assume that "anyone can be a photographer if you put a camera in thier hands" and that there is no skill involved is what makes Jason and others so mad.

And no one was tearing apart this project. We dont even know what the project is. I think its important that people hear what Jason said.
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
I think its important that people hear what Jason said.

I also like the way Harlan Ellison puts it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
LET ME CLARIFY.

There's nothing wrong with working for free. I've never been paid a single penny to make photos, and I regularly give away prints and work, even though it costs me money. I do it because I love it.

However, I hate -- I mean HATE -- when people take advantage of each other. And, frankly, whenever I see someone posting a "great opportunity for an artist" ad, it looks to me like they're trying to take advantage of someone. How vile is it to treat someone like their hard work is worthless?

The-fucking-end.

Jason
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
So, Jason, I'm not quite clear on how you feel about this.............
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