Monday, September 15, 2008

Tough Choices

Here's where I'm at with my current job search:

Saw a posting online for an editing position at a respectable-as-you-can-get pornography company. I am infinitely qualified for this job. My central reservation about applying to this job is that it is located in Van Nuys and I don't want the commute.

On a whim, I sent in a resume and got back a response asking me to drive out to their Van Nuys office, pick up a copy of one of their old movies, take it home, and cut a new 60 second trailer for it as a sort of audition piece. I am tempted to do this. On the one hand, I have reservations about working in porn. On the other hand, I could use the cash. Isn't that always the way? I sent in the resume thinking "we'll see what happens. I can always back out if my feet get cold." This same attitude may very well see me editing a spec trailer for a DP flick by week's end. I feel as though I am playing chicken with a dark and sleazy future.


Anonymous said...

Didn't you already work in the Hustler building?


Anonymous said...

I'm having similar reservations in my current job search...I gave in and sent my resume too. Good Luck.

PS, not porn in my line of work, but a job that I have similar feelings about.