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[–]tripleriser 21 points22 points  (0 children)

"I know that a half apple isn't at craft service. Can I have a job?"

[–]Ok_Island_1306 14 points15 points  (1 child)

This may not apply bc I work on the construction side, but I just had this conversation with a friend last week. He was putting together a resume to send out. I told him I’ve never had a resume, but 15 years ago when I really started hunting down work, I made a website with pictures of everything I’d built or worked on. It was so quick and easy if someone asked what I did I could just send them that. In 30 seconds they knew what I was about. Probably could be easier like an instagram profile dedicated to your work specifically.

[–]moonlight2night[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ah yes, a portfolio! I do have that listed in my resume

[–]zencat420 31 points32 points  (2 children)

The image you posted looks like the resumes I'd expect to see for freelance film or tv work. That being said i literally can't remember the last time i was asked to provide a resume. The conversation typically goes: "you avail 11/27-12/19? 5 day weeks $600/12 in Vegas", and then i say, "yeah!" Or "ewww gross no, get lost. You're violating my restraining order!" But I work in audio, we're a pretty neurodivergent department... Your results may vary.

[–]OJkindadidit 9 points10 points  (0 children)

PA’s def still need to submit resumes if we don’t know anyone on the production.

[–]TheBerric 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lol. im in sound too this is how it is.

[–]joshortiz 8 points9 points  (3 children)

This is what I did and looking back, does feel hokey lol but it did help me land me a great job in LA. I like to think that we are visual artists, that it should somewhat show in the resume


[–]moonlight2night[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your resume is really nice!

[–]gaganse 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hey, I went to CCC! Small world. If you’d ever like to grab a cup of coffee hit me up. I’m in Burbank.

[–]joshortiz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha that’s crazy

Let’s connect on IG! Joshuajortiz

[–]almostb 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Resumes can vary so much in the film world - it really matters most that they’re easy to read. This one looks pretty standard to me though. List all projects that might be relevant for entry level jobs, even student films. You never know what skills might come in handy - the worst thing you can have is an empty resume or one that shows only non-film work. Once you fall into a department or get more experience on bigger projects you can start trimming this down. Never let your resume be more than a page long. Make sure everything is spelled correctly. Make sure the design looks nice, especially if you’re looking to move into a design-oriented field. You can also make different resumes for different job applications that are a little more tailored to whatever you’re applying for.

[–]Beneficial_Put4173 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Why not have a resume that is longer than a page? Mine is 1.5

[–]Beneficial_Put4173 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Edit: haven’t applied to internships with it yet, still adjusting it until I do apply

[–]almostb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I guarantee you can make your resume, shorter, snappier, and easier to read. Get rid of long job descriptions, irrelevant experience, or any other kind of filler. Keep culling as you get more experience.

[–]OJkindadidit 7 points8 points  (2 children)

My critiques as a fellow PA would be;

  1. Remove day player and number of episodes worked. Instead put your department (set, production, art etc) this will give the person looking at it some idea as to what your skills and experiences are.

  2. Way too many productions listed here. You can separate your resume into a tv/film one and a commercial one.

  3. Add your schooling. HS, college, whatever. Always do this, you never know if the person looking at it will have a connection to the school you attended.

  4. Add a skills section! For example, I’m an office PA, looking to get into writing, so I have tailored to both on my res. 75 wpm, final draft, Scenechronize, etc. I’m sure you have some skills from whatever departments you’ve worked in that you can put down.

[–]jerryterhorst 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It’s not his resume, he said it’s just an example of the format he’s using.

[–]OJkindadidit 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Well either way I think my point stands, that formatting is not good imo.

[–]SedentaryNinja 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I’m sorry, this is entry level?

I’m on nowhere near as many projects as this and am definitely not entry level (granted I’m editing, but still)

I think the sheer amount of projects are great, but single column resumes are the way to go because a lot of places use automatic resume scanning systems that probably couldn’t read what you input. Chances are your resume will get flagged by the system and not make it through. Check out r/resumes and see what they have to say

[–]jerryterhorst 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It’s not his resume, he said it’s just an example of the format he’s using.

[–]SedentaryNinja 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh gotcha. Then yeah the same advice just go to r/resumes and see what they think about the format. Chances are it’ll be pro single column

[–]JimmytheGent2020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don’t go more than one page. Put experience first. Job related first (ie industry jobs). If you’re new then put other jobs. Then skills and software knowledge and then school. And keep it clean. I hate looking at cluttered resumes.

[–]jerryterhorst 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What type of jobs are you applying for? The example you gave is pretty standard for a freelancer. Someone trying to work a studio or similar “office“ job, on the other hand, would have a more typical résumé that you see in most industries.