MaChew, What Soundman said--"..if you bust your hump and are good at what you do--you can make good money anywhere". There are lots of good things about the Union--don't get me wrong..and if you are in a big city or area you like being in, then its a great choice for a long term career and job security. But if you travel or may want to relocate down the road--or you are in an area that is not very big for IA or Theater or lots of production work, then the IA may not be the best long term choice. You may wish to check out the thread "$$$$$" under this same forum for more information on what IS possible for tech work and what is possible for $$$ and career moves.. I posted a lot there, all IMO and from my experiences. As always--always have a back-up plan in whatever you do in life...MaChew said:wow thanks i didnt realize that before.
is it really possible to paid well outside of the union? i have friends and professors who say that the union is the best way to go while others say that the union is only giving the right not to work in a lot of cases.
also i have family in england and i was considering going over there to check it out sometime. does any1 know how getting a job over there is, and how much i would have to relearn about thier different industry standards they may have there.
True--however do not despair...Lighting Designers (and other designers including sound designers & scenic designers etc) have their own branch off of IATSE...its the United Scenic Artists (USA)...and they are MUCH better to work and deal with and become a member of, then a Local of IATSE...zac850 said:Ugh, this is making me sad. I live about 20 miles north of the city, and one day I want to design on broadway (so, I would have to be in the union...).
Generally, yup....zac850 said: