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Old 02-03-2008, 03:17 AM
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Unhappy Ventings of a frustrated fan

Do you want to know something really really frustrating??? About a year ago... I was this => <= close to becoming an intern at CBS Digital to help the team that was working on the digital remastering of TOS. This was right after the summer I interned at the Visual Effects Society.

One of my classmates told me the co-chair of my department mentioned that they were looking. I gasped and rushed to find him. I told him I heard and said I am a really big fan... sad to think I'm the only one in my entire department to show any interest. He gave me the contact info...he called ahead to give the person in charge good things to say about me. I sent out my resume and stuff... The person called! Said they liked me. Said they needed me only for Mondays.... I had important classes all Monday!! I had to turn it down!!! GAAWD!!!!!! I told her to please contact me again if there are other opennings. She said of course with a friendly smile in her voice. A girl who graduated a year before me got that spot and landed a permanent position for a while. Of course after a year all the remastering work was finished and disbanded with no new Star Trek stuff for a recent graduate to somehow get involved with.

Star Trek was one of the main reasons why I wanted to work in the film/tv industry as an artist. Here it was dangling, just dangling, ready and willing to be taken. And I knew it was far far more important to finish my degree...finish my thesis...get as much out of my classes. When I look at that the remastered series... I feel the pain of it all the time as i continue to try to make my break in this industry.

The Writer's Strike is not helping my situation. I just started with this 3D film previsualization company. Hoping someday that I can get enough of the right experiences and help do pre-vis work for a Star Trek film someday. I was only there for a week in Dec. to help rush finish a movie being filmed now. They said more work is coming. No phone calls yet. I'm the newest so lowest on the pecking order. I'm now back to building boring websites and teaching art, doing bits and peices of vfx for independant films. Don't get me wrong I'm well fed, paid and respected by those around me...but this damn strike is making it really hard for me to make my break.

::Gone With the Wind Music in the back:: Someday!!! Someday I tell ya! I will work for Star Trek!!!
All artists are obssesive compulsive... its what keeps us going!
The science inspires the dream, the dream creates the art...the art fuels the dream and continues to inspire the science!

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