I am sitting in a hotel room in Paris. Having just completed a mammoth 19 hour day. Shooting on the F350 and Canon HV20.
Damn that bloody firewire on the F350 has gone again tonight. Third time this year. Although I have found the problem. It’s not the leads or computer it’s the actual socket on the camera. It’s really loose and the outer metal part has come away from the side. So Sony have been replacing the firewire board but not even looked at the socket.
So it has to go in again. Annoyingly it gets sent to Paris to be fixed but I will probably have to take it back to London tomorrow then get it picked up. A major drag. Thankfully I have my new U1 USB XDCAM drive so I can at least get my footage off. Got some awesome timelapse of Paris and the rest of the stuff looks great. Shooting mostly DVCAM, but doing all the timelpase in HD as it gives me more options in the edit.
Now…anyway, back to the topic. Having spent a great two weeks in the States in the sunshine and open space and coming back to freezing England it makes me wonder if I should try working in LA for a bit. The only thing is I have no idea if or how it would work.
Would I need a green card? I would be freelance so I don’t know. If I did, how on earth would I get one as they must be very hard to get. Also, being a new boy on the block would there be enough work for me to make a go of it? I am very busy in the UK, making a nice living. But not always doing the sort of work I really crave.
It’s a question that has been on my mind for a number of days now…
Any advice greatly received!!