For the past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to delve into some in-depth job hunting. Thanks to one of my mentors, I have a list of places that I've been scouring every day for updates on new jobs and opportunities. My goal has been to gain enough hours as an Assistant Editor to enter the Motion Picture Editors Guild, and hopefully find work in Animation Editorial as a result.
But that's getting ahead of myself. I still have to graduate after all!
So far, I've been able to talk to a Director of Post Production and an Editor about potential work and any advice they have for a budding editor. They've been so kind and I truly appreciate the honesty they've shown towards me, laying out the nature of the industry and instructing me on where would be good places to start out.
This Friday, I am going in for an interview for a post house that does trailers for feature films and documentaries. The reality of going in to talk about an actual position versus an internship is slowly starting to sink in. No longer am I going to be a student searching for experience, but an adult looking for a place to apply the knowledge I have in a professional setting.
This search can be a bit daunting at times, but I'm keeping my head up and praying God brings along a job that I can use to glorify Him.