An Interview with Adam Chazen

14 12 2009

Me on Web Chat with Adam


Web Chat Snapshot of Adam


Adam at the Grand Canyon!









Adam Chazen was a May 2008 graduate from Rowan and he has been living and working in California for a little while now. He interned at The Onion, was a Production Assistant for Transformers 2 and currently works for Pixomondo in Venice, California. Adam is definitely a man of connections; he has a good network of people to contact and knows how to go about making things happen. That’s the key to success in this business. You can’t afford not to listen to his interview.


My interview with Adam took place through Skype web chat, however, the video could not be recorded. Instead, I collected about 40 minutes of audio and, just as with Tina’s interview, I separated what Adam said into different, condensed segments for you to choose from and listen to as you please.




I hope these three interviews have answered any questions or concerns that you may have had and better prepare you for what lies ahead. Here’s Adam Chazen…


Moving to California:


Time in Between:


The issue of Money:


Places to Live in California:


Work Experience/A Foot in the Door:


It’s all about Connections:


Celebrity Sightings:


Roadtrip Stops:


Jobs from Internships:


Advice for Soon-To-Be Grads:


Hollywood:


His mindset at Graduation and Life Post-Grad:


Moving to C.A. vs. Moving from C.A.: (Don’t Burn Bridges!)


Earthquakes:

Final Project Interview 3 of 3

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A Roadtrip-based, Interactive Map

21 11 2009

Many TV and film graduates from the East Coast save up money and road trip to California after graduation in hopes of finding production jobs. Rowan University in Southern New Jersey is a prime example of a college with many TV and Film grads pursuing this dream. Therefore, the trip I will present will start in Glassboro, NJ although anyone from anywhere in the world can take advantage of this map. After exploring this cross country map, I hope everyone learns something they didn’t know before, whether if it is about a travel destination or a route from NJ to CA. Keep in mind however, that this map I made consists of just two ways you can go to/from New Jersey to California. There are many possible routes someone may take. Enjoy!

(If the map is currently displayed on one location, zoom out or click on larger image.)
Brought to you by Google maps.





California Jobs

20 11 2009

As I previously stated, many TV and film majors from New Jersey or the East coast flock to California after graduation in search of jobs. I started wondering, “What jobs are available in California right now?” I checked mandy.com and here’s what I found…

North California:
San Francisco

Fully Paid:

Editor at Singularity University, Immediately

TV/Marketing Research Analyst at Ultimate Fighting Championship, ASAP or regular full-time employment

Paid + Lo/No/Deferred:

Commercial Sales Rep at Sway Productions, Now/Ongoing, Low or No Pay

Freelance Video Producers at Howcast.com, Immediately/Ongoing for Low or No Pay

Film Archivist Internship at Oddball Film and Video for 4 months, Low or No pay

Camera Operator at BASEnet, LP. Open Ended position for Low or No Pay

CG Particle Expert at The Velvet Abstract for Max. one month for Low or No Pay

South California:
Los Angeles, Hollywood

243 Results!!!!

Check it out!!!

Jobs include director of photography, stage and operating manager, production designer, paparazzi producer, costume designer, Make-up/special effects, publicity intern, editor, producer, writer, key grip and much much more!!!

If that doesn’t motivate you to want to go to California, I don’t know what will.