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Kenny Williams

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    Los Angeles California
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    I am interested in Directing,Writing,Editing,and Acting but would like to be a better cinematographer.

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  1. I'll keep it short because its alot of information. Basically I'm key pa on a show right running from January - May. It's a amaller show with about 15-17 crew and including talent it's about 25 people maximum. We've been using the same caterer the entire time and a vast majority of the crew have been disappointed by the drop in quality. As far as I know the proper people have been told. However nobody from production is in this country they are all running things remotely. I dont believe its because of covid they just didnt make the trip. So as key obviously I'm speaking with the pm and pc and
  2. Appreciate the advice! That's all I'm trying to figure is I wanna know when I'm being mistreated or maybe this is normal. There really isn't a book you kinda just figure it out.
  3. It was catering, so I got to buy myself something at the closest spot which was Wendy's. Long story short I don't really work on that show anymore. There are numerous problems with the way it is organized again, it's a very small crew it's MAYBE 20 total, and its non union reality. I'm starting to realize a "producer" in reality doesn't seem to take much intelligence or knowledge as the same position on a commercial, a game show, or narrative.
  4. Copy that! Whenever possible I am trying to buddy up with coordinators of managers, but often times in my experience they are just back in the PO on their laptop or phone nonstop and I rarely see them on set. At least on the things I've worked on, and I know what I want to do in my career and obviously understand you don't just walk into it. As of now I'm focused on working in any capacity and learning and doing any job on set to pay the bills/ fund my own projects.
  5. I moved from Sacramento to LA about three ish months before covid shutdown life. I was working semi consistently and moved with one friend from school, but while on set was just trying to meet more people just to find friends in a new city. While not working I was hunting down weekly festivals and was going to go to a writing workshop but they always met while I was on set. I planned to do that after we wrapped, but we never did because covid got shutdown until mid July and you know the rest. Amazingly I've worked pretty consistently ether through a recommendation or jobs via staffmeup. Defin
  6. Anyone have any tips on getting pa work? I move to LA from Sacramento almost a year ago and despite covid have been working pretty consistently. I'm grateful that I've been lucky enough to continue to work and dont mind being a pa since I'm still relatively new to work professionally. I've made connections that have gotten me numerous gigs either for a day or 2 or length of the show. However all I've worked is reality TV and one commercial and music video sprinkled in. I've definitely let it be known my true passion is in scripted tv and film and I've never worked one of those before. Are the
  7. Thank you! I just didn't know if it was different or not for filling out for invoice vs timecard. I'll circle back with payroll.
  8. Hello all! I am still relatively new to all of this, and I'd like to think I have a general idea of overtime rates and things of that nature,but usually I just fill out timecards. I just wrapped a 19 hour shoot day and have absolutely no idea how to fill out this invoice. I've done it before but do you actually write in OT somewhere? Because you're just putting days you worked not times. I'm a PA and worked a gig with a 230/12 rate and worked 19 hours. 2pm - 10:00 am. 1st meal at 5pm second meal at midnight. Is there a producer or literally anyone who can show me a template I can use to be abl
  9. Just a little about my background. I'll be turning 25 next month and I worked as a pa at a news station for about 2 years before I moved to LA. I was doing everything from editing, shooting, floor directing, etc in the live often hectic live news. I got tired of news and had an opportunity and quit and worked as a pa on a reality show. Then got another opportunity to moved down in January of this year for another show in LA running until March so I moved. Didnt finish because covid hit a few weeks before wrap. We eventually finshed then I got another show, a car commercial, and then 3 more sho
  10. Good to know great information! I primarily work on reality I've only been fulltime freelancing for about a year currently on my 4th show. Before that I was working at a tv news station doing a variety of jobs for almost two years. I was able to meet another pa a few weeks ago and we became fast friends and she recommended me for a big budget commercial for a day. That was an eye opening experience and I made an impression on the coordinator, so hopefully that can be my break to break out of reality sometime down the line. I am grateful to be working anything in these times and it seems like i
  11. Thank you so much for your insight! Is there a specfic way to get into union work? Everything I've ever been offered/worked has been non union. Union work is like Narnia to me and just about everyone I've come across. Is it just suddenly a union job may appear forcing you to join to work it? I honestly don't even know how the union really works I'd appreciate any information or a point in the direction to find information!
  12. I am a pa and recently worked on a show during the load in week before shooting. It was to my understanding that even walk away lunches were to be reimbursed. Apparently I was informed that if it's a one hour walk away even on a 12 hour day it isn't? I thought legally we had to be fed? Does anyone know anything about this and if it's a lie who do you talk to when you're a non union pa?
  13. Yeah a similar thing ended up happening. It's a very very small crew and it was actually our covid officer who was pushing and fighting for me to take my lunch because the crew had lunch on set hours prior when I returned from all my runs, and he told me that they'll take advantage of people who don't know because of inexperience.
  14. Gotcha thanks! It's a non union show if that helps, and as a pa it's always a strange fine line of trying to stand up for yourself to superiors while also not trying to sound like a problem person.
  15. Long story cut very short. I'm a production assitant and I've done a few gigs and one reality show. I'm working on another show, and I had a call of 8am but was in runs all day. I was told around 2pm that while on my runs to grab lunch. While I was trying to do that I was rushed back to set and never got it. I got back to set sround 3 and they assumed I had eaten then at 3:30 they finally broke me. Don't I have to eat by hour 6?
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