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January 01, 2005
Issue #001

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# Introduction
---- First InsideHollywood.Info Newsletter

# Designing a Career
---- Do's and don'ts on a Job Interview

# Things of Interest
---- Hollywood Reporter & NAPTE

# FAQ / Q&A
---- Digital Intermediate

# Tell us what you think
---- Make this newsletter even better by submitting questions and what you think of this newsletter.


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Do's and don'ts on a Job Interview

This section is not limited to any age. These do's and don'ts will affect anyone at any age.

# Before you go to any interview, try to find out who is interviewing you. See if you know anyone who knows the interviewer. If so, ask them to put a good word in for you before or after the interview. If they are good friends, ask if you can mention their name during the interview to ease the nervousness you might have.

# If you find out that the interviewer is younger than you are, down play your age and show then your eagerness and your interest about the job.

# If you can when applying for the job and just after you have send them your resume. Try to initiate the interview through networking and finding someone in the company that knows the interviewer and who will tell them you are great for the job and they must meet and interview you.

# Keyword: Network

# When the interviewer is asking you questions about the job, focus on the business as well as ideas that will show the interviewer that you prepared. (You should have an idea of what they want because you did some research and found out about the interviewer and the job.)

# Make sure you mention your accomplishments.

# Do stress your loyalty to your former companies.

# Do show that you are up to the latest technology. If something is mentioned that you don't know, tell them it sounds similar to something you used at your pervious job.

# Do show confidence.

# Dress for success. In the Entertainment Industry, you do not have to wear a suit and tie. For men you should wear a sport coat, nice shoes, and a nice shirt. You can wear nice jeans as long as you have a sport coat, preferably black. For women, it is a little more formal, I would suggest slacks with a matching jacket or a long shirt. Don't wear jeans or a short skirt.

# Do not show that you know more than the interviewer does. Make them feel comfortable with you and show the interviewer that you are a team player.

# - Has a great section on different steps for the interviewing process. In addition they have additional suggestions on the do's and don'ts for a job interview:


If you are looking where to send your resume to get jobs in the Film or TV Entertainment Industry or more tips and tricks, make sure to check out my upcoming eBook on how to find a Job in the Entertainment Industry - "Show you want to be in Show Biz?"


# There will be a special issue in the Hollywood Reporter on Jan 4th, 2005. This is a great resource for those of you that need more information about Music and the Music Industry. It will have a section on: composing, contracting, sync licensing, publishing, clearance, recording studios, re-scoring, music marketing, dubbing, music editing, and much more. This is be a helpful tool that I always pull out and keep in my book under Current Music Information. It will have names, address, contacts, and phone numbers.

# NAPTE Special Issue: January 24, 2005

NAPTE is one of the best conferences that I can suggest to not only us old timers but the new ones as well. The only thing I should mention to the newcomers is that it will be overwhelming. It is held in Las Vegas each year. There will be seminars with wonderful speakers dealing with the latest technology and new equipment. Below is the link to the NAPTE 2005 main page, it will go into detail about registration, exhibition, where to stay, and much more.


Tuesday - Thursday - January 25-27, 2005
Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada


# Subject: Digital Intermediate

Here is a question from one of my students at UCLA after we had a tour of Technicolor's Digital Intermediate process --

Q: I could understand the whole DI process (scanning, conforming, color correction, and recording), but I missed many parts of Dailies in DI. I just remember that Dailies in DI is data not tape and DI lets people such as Executives, Producers, and Directors see it just a few hours after shooting.

1. So if you don't mind, please summarize the process of dailies delivery in DI.

# My Answer: The daily process really is not different whether you are talking DI or normal film. You get the film, develop the negative and send it to Telecine. In the Telecine transfer, they still make a HD (High Definition) master and from there they will make the dubs for distribution. One additional step that they can do is transfer the HD master to a data file and send that to view after they set up a screening room. It is MPEG2 file format and it usually sent on a portable hard drive. The facility that you are using can help you set up a room to project the dailies.

2. Please check if the following statement is correct and answer the question at the end of it:

DI recording step, intermediate is made from data file, which went through conforming and color correction. And then the negative is made from the intermediate data. Then we can make as many negatives as we want. After that, you can make show print from original negative but what else is made from (????)? Is it interpositive, which is made from negative?

# My Answer: Ok, just remember that the process is always Neg-Pos-Neg-Pos. You have your original negative then from there your intermediate is an IP or inter positive and from there you make your IN or your inter-negative or sometimes call a dupe negative. You are doing this because you do not want to scratch your original negative, so you want to make a dupe that way if anything goes wrong you can go back to your IP and make more IN without touching your original negative. This process is done in the feature world only. In TV, we just take the negative and transfer in telecine to a tape or HD master and work from there.

3. Is it cheaper than show print? And why is it cheaper?

# My Answer: DI right now is expensive but that will come down as more and more films do it. In addition, you now have the advantage of shooting 16 or even HD 24P and obtaining a negative. And now that they are not cutting negative, that too will be a cost saving. This is such a new process that it changes everyday.


For more information on DI, Quantel created a Guide to Digital Intermediate. This ebook discusses the process, quality, delivery. The appendices show you how to shoot HD, Lab, and light as well as scanning and setting up your monitor and or projector. The end of the ebook has a glossary of terms. Either download the PDF or email to for your free printed version. The PDF is over 90 pages:$File/di_book.pdf

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