I wanted to thank all the users for the years of help, For I am leaving Los Angeles and the Post Production world behind. It's been 5 years since I've had a recurring client or a full time job in the Post-Production related field , I've Packed books, Dug holes, and Washed cars, and I'm ready to move on, It may be because of the the economy, or bad connections or no connections, or just bad luck in general, but I'm a smart down to earth guy and I know when its time to move on and now is that time. I haven't "given up" so to speak but this industry just...well...it's not enough to drive me anymore. And after 5 years of barley making ends meet its time to go on to better things. I wanna thank all the users who gave me advice and help through out these last 5 years. I might poke my head in every so often, but I wont be on the forums as much as I use to. Thanks all. Good Luck to everyone!
never give up hope. Similar thing happened to me many moons ago - i was made redundant, and ended up selling life Insurance for a year followed by three pushing paper in an office. But I used my previous post skills to on hobby projects to stay sharp, and spotted the need for videos in the company i worked at. Made a video selling the idea of video, aimed directly at the company, and managed to get in front of the board of directors. When the video stopped, they wanted me making their corporate videos!
That was nearly 20 years ago, and whilst i was only at that company for a few more months, I have never worked outside tv since!
Keep you eyes peeled and your wits sharp, something good will happen.
ps. the previous poster was right - LA is one town. Most editors live elsewhere, it's just LA shouts loudest!
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I agree with Mark. Lots of great jobs outside of LA and New York. I'm in Utah, (a place I'm sure lots of people can't find on a map) and have a great editing / producing job. Plus the cost of living is much lower. Best of luck.