Saturday, March 25, 2023

Changing Tide

Times change. Situations change. Plans change. That is my reality. As I sit down to write this, the news came through that Osama bin Laden has been killed. As people take to the streets in Times Square and the WTC, I wonder if I would have joined them had I still been living in my apartment adjacent to Ground Zero. Actually, I've been thinking about my former life in New York a lot lately. So much that I've been having second thoughts about staying in LA. I miss New York, it got under my skin.

I still have this feeling that I need to give LA a chance. So I've found a place to sublet until late July. I figure that should give me a better feel of what I want to do. The other benefit to subletting is being able to meet friends of my new roommates. In July I can decide if I want to stay in LA or head back to NYC.

A significant contributing factor could be a job I am applying for. Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet posted three job openings on his blog. They are not studio jobs but rather blogging jobs but it is definitely somewhere I want to be. I watched his creativeLIVE workshop on transitioning from still photography to video and he seems like a pretty cool guy.

I'm sure he has hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants for these positions so I wanted to come up with something that would get me noticed enough to warrant an interview. So I spend all day today creating a graphic resume.

Click on this to see a larger version of my resume based on the Premiere Pro workspace layout.

I had an idea to use the Adobe CS5 video editing Premiere Pro workspace as the basis for my resume. Laforet was using the program in his workshop so I thought it might stand out for him. It took way longer than I thought to complete, but I'm thinking it will get me past the first round and maybe an interview.

So once I get back from Costa Rica, I'll live in LA for two months and then decided what to do from there. Vincent Laforet could definitely persuade me to stay. Wish me luck.

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