Saturday, September 19, 2015

Two Events this Saturday September 19th: Freelancer Meetup at Auld Dubliner Pub, Tucson and College Faculty and Student Camera Workshop


From: Justin Kreinbrink []
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:05 PM
Subject: Fwd: Two Events this Saturday September 19th: Freelancer Meetup at Auld Dubliner Pub, Tucson and College Faculty and Student Camera Workshop


This Saturday September 19th, from 5pm-630pm APA members are invited to join Gaffer Greg Harris, DP Mark Braun and Art Director/EfX Supervisor Will Stewart in a Meet-Up to discuss how we get work assignments as freelancers. 


Monsoon Production Services organizes this event and further details are available through Emily Belleranti at 520.623.3144 or 520-225-7901, email

This is a no-host event--excellent food and craft beers are available at the venue.


How to Survive (and Thrive) as a Freelancer: Getting a job, Keeping a Job, and Getting the Next One

-hope is not a plan---effective internet searches

-networking with people is not gossiping

-job referral do's and don'ts--- tales of woe, tales of chance, tales of happiness

-local prevailing rates/negotiating fair wages and deal memos---"This is not Bangladesh, this is America!"

-tips on how to decode calls and emails with producers and production coordinators: what they say and what it really means....


Location: The Auld Dubliner

$$ · Irish Pub

Traditional pub offering Irish fare, beers & whiskey, plus live music, in a collegial setting.

Address: 800 E University Blvd # 104, Tucson, AZ 85719



Open today · 11:30 am – 2:00 am



Also on Saturday September 19 from 10am to 2pm Monsoon Production Services is hosting: 


Hands-on Camera and Camera Jib/Dolly/Stabilizer Workshop 

for students and faculty of University of Arizona, Pima Community College and the Art Institute and APA members.


Justin Kreinbrink, Mark Braun, Emily Belleranti and Paul Stapleton-Smith will demonstrate and explore the unique uses for:

DJI Ronin with Gimbal Vest Support Exo-Skeleton, Dana Dolly, Matthews Intelli-Jib, Steadicam, Porta JibDoorway Dollies and Skateboard Wheels on curved and straight track, and Camera Sliders Featured demo cameras are the Panasonic GH4, the Sony F55, the Canon 7D, and the Panasonic HVX200 in various configurations for documentary, broadcast, cinema applications.  


Location: Monsoon Production Services

Address:  210 W. 5th Street

                Tucson, AZ 85705

(at the corner of 5th Street and 10th Avenue near St. Mary's and I-10)

Phone:     520.623.3144

Event Hours: 10am-2pm



Monsoon Production Services is Southern Arizona's largest motion picture equipment and production services company. We supply pre-loaded 10 ton, 5 ton, 3 ton and 1 ton trucks, generators and distro, grip equipment, lighting equipment from 12k HMI to Kino-Flo Celebs, and 10k tungsten to Dedo kits. We feature camera packages from the Sony F55 to Arri Alexa, DSLR's to GoPro. We provide production management and crewing services for the feature, broadcast and web markets. Our customers include Paramount, Disney, PBS, BBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, A&E, History Channel, National Geographic, Red Bull, Apple, Intel, Desert Diamond Casino, U.S. Navy, Caterpillar, Ogilvy & Mather, and many others.




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