A Turning Point (Blog Status Report)

January 26, 2022

My friends this is simply the best time to be following EF. For one, A Dark Night is just 18 days away. Second I’m trying to become the hero of my real-life journey again by getting a job and earning back her affection. I expect it will be very challenging, and I welcome your wisdom and encouragement in my effort to do that this year.

A Dark Night

We are 18 days from the release of the insanely epic experimental *feature-length* operatic movie mashup, A Dark Night. You’re screaming inside at the time commitment, I know. But before you bow out, first let me bribe you with likes Tempt youπŸ˜‰ with the promise that it’s entertaining as hell. Furthermore, the editing is top-notch (Or damn well near it😼) Furthermore, I’m sensitive to energy levels, which is why there will be 2 intermissions, as well as rest periods, breaks built into the narrative. Peaks and troughs… So if you like movies, especially the 12 movies featured, give it a shot! February 14th❀️

The End Of One Journey is The Beginning of Another

These montages have been a ton of fun, and a good way to improve my video editing skills. I will continue to make them, just probably not as long or intricate as this one. Not before I take care of the bank account. My movies don’t pay. Can’t pay, legally. I’ve been training for 5 years, have degrees in film (post-production), psychology and business…Am I good enough yet, sir? Ma’am?πŸ₯΅ The question is How? How do I get a job? Get noticed among an ocean of other talented video editors? Well, I’m gonna figure it out. I must!

This Should Be A Turning Point

As I said in the opening, I’m starting to look for a job. “Sometimes your career’s gotta come before family (H.I.)” – Raising Arizona. Have to refocus my attention on this challenge, and I would welcome your support on this trying journey I’m about to begin. As always, I greatly appreciate your readership.πŸ™ If you have questions about A Dark Night, please do ask in the comments.

E.F.

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  1. From my long experience of looking for a job in 3 different countries, perseverance is the key. Don’t focus on the number of NOs, but on the end goal. And just for fun give yourself a goal of getting 100 rejections. Psychologically you turn the negative into a positive, but in a long run, while you are chasing that number of doors that slam into your face, you don’t dwell in each but are energized to look for the next one. Just by probability math, you should be getting a job somewhere on the way.
    And another thing. When you are trying the most and the hardest, success is the most elusive. Only when you stop and do not care THAT much and just keep putting in the work, the solution will present itself. I found love, then family, and finally a dream job in those unexpected moments. When I basically gave up and stopped chasing aimlessly my dream(s), but still kept a glimmer of hope deep inside.
    I’m saying stay active, just don’t push too hard and desperately. I know that’s harder to say than do, especially when you’re broke or lack actual work experience and try to survive a crazy pandemic… You’re doing well with this blog and your pet projects that showcase your knowledge and experience. Keep doing that and using it as your CV and someone will bite eventually. Take small jobs, which will propel you along to bigger and better things.

    And godspeed my fellow film buff! πŸ™‚

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    1. I feel very lucky to receive such a helpful comment. You know the struggle, and have experience finding jobs in 3 different countries, wow! Furthermore your story is an inspiring. Hopeful. I treasure your wisdom, and will apply it in my quest for a job. Thank you, my friendπŸ™

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  2. I am retired! Although my pension is so less that I have to work one or two times a week to keep my head over the water. 😁 I wished I could have the opportunity to do my desired job; as an actor. But destiny played another game! Anyway, I wish you all the best in your way to being successful. πŸ‘πŸ€—

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      1. Oh, my dear, my dream roles are almost buried or abandoned! I had begun to play in Iran when I got to know some professional players, it was a little late for my age, but I have beaten them all! They have made theatre for children, and I played in their group as a monkey, lion, bear, and in a movie as an Israeli soldier. And that was my end because it was getting into the political abuses.
        PS: However, my dream roles were to play Hamlet or Macbeth. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

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      2. You have so much experience, LM. Living in multiple countries, and working many different jobs. I am reminded how lucky I am growing up in a free society (as a white male citizen of The United States) and not having to deal with censorship or injustice. It sounds like you sacrificed your dream of acting because you must. In order to survive, and maintain a family. Thank you for sharingπŸ™

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