I had a pretty interesting job.
That’s not to say that the job I have now is not interesting, but the job I had once upon a time sounded interesting when I told other people about it.
The job was actually fun, although stressful, but the commute into Los Angeles almost killed me.
It was my first job where I made decent money, and since I didn’t have the time to spend the money I made, the situation seemed perfect. On paper. The reality was though, that there were things about the job that I just did not like, and felt uncomfortable with.
There were also parts of the job I loved. I used to LOVE to watch the Foley artists doing their job. I loved eating lunch at famous places like The Ivy. Once I even got to do a voice-over scream for an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (my daughter does not believe this, but it is true).
I didn’t last long at the job……..a year. One day I just quit. I didn’t go to work. Instead I sent them a fax resigning. As of that moment. When I was 21 my conscience let me do things like that.
I worked at a studio that did Post Production Sound for movies and Television.
The studio was located in a building in the heart of Hollywood that housed other studios where musical artists and actors frequented. So, every day I’d see someone famous. If they weren’t in the studio I worked for, I’d see them in the lobby or in the elevators headed to get interviewed by a prime time host.
Since I decided to write this post based on one of Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop Prompts today, I should probably tell you a few tidbits about the actors. LIKE:
- Lots of the male actors I met were short. And scrawny.
- Most of the actors that came into the studio acted totally down to earth, but as soon as they walked out the doors and into the public eye I could actually see a transformation as they stepped back into their “persona”.
- Most of the actors that I met that *used* to be famous but were no longer were difficult. They still acted like they had the world on a platter, but didn’t and it was annoying verging on repulsive.
- a few actors I met had very poor hygiene.
- once an actor came to the studio at 9 am for work, drunk.
- the actress who played Elvira and Henry Winkler were the nicest actors I met.
- I didn’t met anyone who was wildly famous at the time.
I should also tell you that although the job I had then sounds totally interesting to many, the job I have now FAR surpasses anything of interest that happened back then.
And that’s that.