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Thanks so much for the nice warm welcome on my first post and giving lots of awesome ideas for future posts!
Sooo.. let’s get down to business. *Be warned that this is quite a long post!*
What is my position at Wong Fu Productions?
In short, my job is to help make the guys’ visions into reality. Whether that be in a short, event, or just daily office life. My main responsibilities are all the behind the scene things you guys don’t see.
For example, when we’re filming a short, the process usually is:
Guys write script –> They give it to me for preproduction –> We film –> They edit = The video you guys see up on youtube
Preproduction just means planning and coordinating. Let’s take David Choi’s “By My Side” MV (one of my personal favorite projects) as an example.
What you guys saw was Wong Fu’s original vision (or as close to it as we could get). That’s what we start with. So how do we turn that into reality? That means we had to find, rent/buy, negotiate, and design everything from the warehouse, scaffold, scissor lift to all the props like the helium tank, the balloons and tying each individual one to the rocks, constructing the door, and her “room.” And if you know Phil, Wes, and Ted, they are very particular and precise on the look and feel of every little detail.
On top of that, there’s the coordination of the people. Who the actors will be, compiling the right crew for lighting, production assistants, sound, behind the scenes, hair and makeup and then making sure they’re all available day of and taken care of while they’re on set. That means making sure we have meals, snacks, and beverages enough for everyone for however long the shoot may take.
A lot of what I do just comes down to coordinating and taking care of people. Which is where the “go-to-girl” comes in to play. Whatever the guys or any of our employees, actors, clients, crew members, fans need, I’m the go to girl to get that taken care of. Anything like: sorting all our fan mail for the guys to read, scheduling walkthrus and meetings, taking down notes, writing blog posts, helping with our twitter/facebook/tumblr pages,
managing event details for the guys so we know where to go, what’s expected and what time to be where,
making sure we have all our favorite snacks at the office,
crafting for our Awkward Animal booth at Comic Con,
mailing out our giveaways,
putting enough makeup on Chris’ face so he looks ghostly… and it goes on.
Like I said, whatever is needed, I’m there. And yes I am full time which means this is my real every day job! Who knew you could make a career out of being a producer for a small (youtube) production company! So when they say anything is possible, it’s absolutely 100% true. Don’t short change yourself on your dreams.
Yaa high five to your dreams and sticking with me to end of this post!
Stay tuned till next time when I share exactly how I got hired at WFP!