I love having choices, but sometimes having too many choices can make a person very indecisive.
We wrap on our current project at the end of this month; two weeks early. The Discovery Channel didn’t buy anymore episodes than what we originally planned for, and it looks like the Post Department is able to squeeze out more scenes than we had thought. Good and bad.
So, this puts me into a good position to jump onto another season of BBQ Pitmasters… As non-luxurious as that project is, it’s one of the best crews I’ve ever worked with. Ever have those work days where you are absolutely ecstatic about going in to be around the people who feed you the best energy you could hope for?
Ok, well… Imagine that. TRY to imagine that.
That’s why I want to be back on that project. Plus, more travel, more new cultures, more small towns, more interesting people to talk to… The things I love. Plus, it could bring me another step closer to a career advancement. At first it is a step backwards from what I’m doing now, sort of, but I know I can do what I need to do to get back on the right path toward what I truly want to do.
Or I go back to Oklahoma and be a camera operator on August: Osage County the movie for 6 weeks at Union rates. It’s feature work- something I haven’t been part of in a long while because of all the TV work I’ve been involved in. It would be big names (Julia Roberts, Glenn Close, George Clooney, Chris Cooper, and more), a great Cinematographer, but not much advancement besides more camera skill.
I can only take one job because they overlap.
I’m sure I’ve talked about this before, but its a huge concern as a freelance person. Hell, after one of these jobs I could go into unemployment/video game/ramen status for a year… You can’t slack or be a dick on these jobs or you’ll be in that bread line or building up that Shantytown condo… Scary world.
Freelance is Feast or Famine.