Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The man.

I'm learning what it is to "work for the man." Everyone has a boss they must attend to and make happy.

I've had a wide range of jobs- from babysitting to being an administrative assistant. Most of the time in the work world you are not in charge. You do what your boss says and if they don't like your work... you have to do better or you're out of there for good. Sometimes you have to shut up and swallow your pride in order to keep in good favor of the higher ups.

That's no different in the film world. I've only been involved with a couple of pieces wherein it wasn't just my peers I had to work in cooperation with. When it's your peers it's a little easier to persuade and coax them to your ideas for the piece... and if it's not then you just try your best to swallow your pride and work for the greater good of the film.

It's just a lot harder to swallow being shut down or told what to do... when it's coming from someone of authority. From someone you have no choice but to address them with, "Oh, o.k. Of course. I'll do that right away."

Film is a creative outlet. It's a lot harder to compromise something that comes from within you, from inspiration.

So when the higher ups don't get what you're trying to do... you try and explain. You try and explain it in the nicest and politest way possible without coming off condescending. If they're still not having it... well, then you're just screwed.

You're left feeling stupid and just a little embarrassed.

You put on that fake smile and you do what they want. And then all is right with the world.

Needless to say... I don't like working for the man.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A mere ponderance... and yes, I made up that word.

You can "internet" with the least amount of brain power. You can talk to people and interact "socially" through comments on dailybooth, twitter, youtube... even with the slightest bit of "WOO HOO!" in you.

Have you noticed that? It's kind of strange, I guess. I wonder how that will change the way we interact in the future. We sit here by ourselves on our computers supposedly "interacting" yet we have the same face when we say LOL or ;-(.

Internet face. permanent internet face...

*rubs chin and ponders*

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

To whom it may concern:

I hate bad timing. I hate hate hate hate hate it.
Love, Kristen