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Rain Man
12-29-2005, 09:28 AM
It's a slow day today at work.

ptlyon
12-29-2005, 09:28 AM
Key Gaff

SLAG
12-29-2005, 09:29 AM
Grip or Key Grip... Hell... Assoiate Producer

gblowfish
12-29-2005, 09:29 AM
The guy who yells "MONEY SHOT!!"
Heh heh...

siberian khatru
12-29-2005, 09:30 AM
Seriously around the ages of 13-15, I wanted to be a special effects guy, specifically a model-maker.

Saulbadguy
12-29-2005, 09:30 AM
EASTMAN. He came from the EAST to do battle with the Amazing RANDO!!!

htismaqe
12-29-2005, 09:32 AM
Stunt Cock.

Katipan
12-29-2005, 09:34 AM
Wardrobe director

milkman
12-29-2005, 09:36 AM
Producer.

I'd have a nice big comfortable couch.

Rain Man
12-29-2005, 09:40 AM
Okay, the poll's up. (No porn jokes, please.)

Rain Man
12-29-2005, 09:40 AM
I'd have to go with screenwriter, but truthfully, being a location scout would be awesome.

SLAG
12-29-2005, 09:43 AM
Stunt Cock.

I see For Joe Hung?

Rain Man
12-29-2005, 09:46 AM
Stunt Cock.


You want to do all of the dangerous scenes where it catches on fire, gets crushed by an anvil, etc.? You can have it.

angel
12-29-2005, 09:48 AM
for a while, I was going to go to school to be a film editor
I didn't for some reason, but I still like editing my home videos

Rain Man
12-29-2005, 09:51 AM
Editing seems like it would be a rather thankless job. I presume that you're trying to get the movie down to a certain length, and you know that you'll be stepping on someone's toes to do it.

RedNFeisty
12-29-2005, 09:52 AM
Location Scout or Stunt Double would be great jobs I think.

angel
12-29-2005, 09:53 AM
Editing seems like it would be a rather thankless job. I presume that you're trying to get the movie down to a certain length, and you know that you'll be stepping on someone's toes to do it.
yeah, I would really prefer to be able to edit a movie with a director that has similar vision or lets me have a lot of input-- otherwise, I don't want to do it

Rain Man
12-29-2005, 09:53 AM
And while I'm here, what does a cinematographer do, anyway?

SLAG
12-29-2005, 09:57 AM
And while I'm here, what does a cinematographer do, anyway?

I dont Know

my Cousin is the Kansas Film Commissioner, and he got is degree from USC in film making and Cinematography

Clint in Wichita
12-29-2005, 09:58 AM
Stunt cock.


Some of you bidges could be fluffers. ROFL

seclark
12-29-2005, 10:15 AM
the b@stards that make the profit off the chow sold in the theaters.
sec

Mr. Laz
12-29-2005, 10:23 AM
Stunt Cock.
and endelt can be your fluffer

Dartgod
12-29-2005, 10:24 AM
Before I cast my vote, I need to know what the Best Boy does.

SBK
12-29-2005, 10:37 AM
I'm surprised nobody has said JLo's nipple tweaker.

Clint in Wichita
12-29-2005, 10:55 AM
and endelt can be your fluffer


Only if he's so sh!t-faced from drinking some sissy micro-brew that he thinks I'm Mer wearing a strap-on.

Frankie
12-29-2005, 11:41 AM
I voted for casting Manager. Hmmmm... The couch!

Sully
12-29-2005, 11:45 AM
I can't believe I'm the only one who said actor.
High pay if you are good... only work when you want to...

Frankie
12-29-2005, 11:45 AM
I voted for casting Manager. Hmmmm... The couch!

Ok. Actually I hate most of Hollywood casting. They put who's a hot actor ahead of who's most suitable for a role. I'm always recasting most Hollywood flicks in my head and my choices are far better..

chagrin
12-29-2005, 11:47 AM
for a while, I was going to go to school to be a film editor
I didn't for some reason, but I still like editing my home videos


HA! Well, there go 100 one-liners...

chagrin
12-29-2005, 11:50 AM
the "take two" dude, because I'd still get to be there for all the scenes, and the **** ups.

Frankie
12-29-2005, 11:51 AM
I can't believe I'm the only one who said actor.
High pay if you are good... only work when you want to...And chased all over by flocks of photographers and autograph hunters! No thanks!

DJJasonp
12-29-2005, 11:56 AM
And while I'm here, what does a cinematographer do, anyway?

Cinematographer is the guy who actually looks through the camera, lines up the shot, films the scene, etc....

(in simple, cameraman)

Outside of director, I would want to be a producer, publicist, or agent.

Katipan
12-29-2005, 11:57 AM
Yeah, I'd happily take the money, but the lack of privacy would kill me.

Rain Man
12-29-2005, 11:58 AM
Ok. Actually I hate most of Hollywood casting. They put who's a hot actor ahead of who's most suitable for a role. I'm always recasting most Hollywood flicks in my head and my choices are far better..

I tend to agree. Casting would be a really cool job if you could pick the best person for the role without having to think about "who's hot."

Actually, even considering that would be fine as long as that wasn't the sole criteria. It would be just as interesting to juggle different actors/actresses to optimize both box office appeal and cinematic appeal.

Katipan
12-29-2005, 11:59 AM
I tend to agree. Casting would be a really cool job if you could pick the best person for the role without having to think about "who's hot."

Actually, even considering that would be fine as long as that wasn't the sole criteria. It would be just as interesting to juggle different actors/actresses to optimize both box office appeal and cinematic appeal.

That's what we have art films for.

Dartgod
12-29-2005, 11:59 AM
Before I cast my vote, I need to know what the Best Boy does.
Anyone?
Anyone?

Bueller?

Frankie
12-29-2005, 01:38 PM
Before I cast my vote, I need to know what the Best Boy does.
You wouldn't like it.

But, then again, maybe you would! ;) :p

Rain Man
12-29-2005, 04:32 PM
Anyone?
Anyone?

Bueller?


The Best Boy is the chief assistant to the Gaffer.

http://ask.yahoo.com/19990920.html

Excerpt:

Robert Glatzer's entertaining Salon Magazine article titled "Movie credits 101."

This detailed anatomy of moviemaking explained that the gaffer is chief electrician or lighting technician on a production set and that the best boy is the gaffer's first mate. Both work for the director of photography, setting up lights and equipment, orchestrating the shoot.


That's exactly what you were expecting, wasn't it?

Douche Baggins
12-29-2005, 05:56 PM
Editor

kcfanintitanhell
12-29-2005, 08:27 PM
I have worked on various shoots as a grip, and a PA. As a grip, I was told by the gaffer what light to set up and where. Although most of these weren't movie shoots, they weren't low-budget, either. We never had a best boy. I was told long ago that a grip creates light, and a gaffer perfects it.
The gig that I loved that wasn't in the poll was that of being a dolly grip, which is the guy that pushed and pulled the dolly with the camera mounted on it on the tracks.