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The Whole 9 Yards: Are You Doing Your Part for the Environment?

July 12, 2010

Another Whole Nine Yards from Kendra Vamplew: Well, we made it! The G20 is long over and as a city, we’ve already snapped back and moved on to other things. I don’t know about you but the G20 sure seemed to slow work down for many people. I heard assistants complaining about photographers not being [...]

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The Whole 9 Yards: Featuring Uber-Assistant Tim Olsen

June 7, 2010

Last week’s W9Y about how to get 2nd- and 3rd-assistant gigs prompted Justin T to post this comment: As a freelance assistant that has experience on sets both large and small. I feel like I have hit a wall with getting more work. Is offering to come in and “lend a hand” the best way [...]

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The Whole 9 Yards: Better to be looking at it than for it.

May 31, 2010

From Kendra, our W9Y referee (and a huge help at my recent HMAb Live! Event): Well, what can I say. Heather, you threw a FANTASTIC party (even if I was running around the whole night ;) ). It was great to see so many familiar faces and to meet some new ones. I am glad [...]

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The Whole 9 Yards: Word to the Wise Assistant!

April 19, 2010

Via Kendra: This week we’ve got some advice for assistants. I received the note below in response to the last few W9Y posts about photographers treating assistants in a manner less than desirable. It comes from a photographer who had some sentiments on the topic. Shock, empathy and then some advice for assistants out there [...]

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The Whole 9 Yards: When is a booking a Booking?

March 31, 2010

From W9Y Captain Kendra V: This next frustration seems to have come up a bit lately and so, when an assistant emailed me about it I thought it was a great idea for the next posting. Now, during my short time in our industry I have realized that if a photographer books a shoot with [...]

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The Whole 9 Yards: Assistants, Put away the iPhone and stop Tweeting

March 2, 2010

WOW! Well, we wanted to open up the lines of communication and I think its safe to say – mission accomplished! From small steps for assistants to intense rebuttals, the last post’s comments definitely have people talking and it is great to see people communicating, even in the sanctuary of the blog. Keep it up! [...]

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New HMAb Feature: The Whole Nine Yards

February 17, 2010

My friends are back! I’ve got the great Anne-Maureen McKeating helping out with AanAB, Grant and Jaime toiling away on The Year in the Life Project and now I’ve roped in my recent Junior Art Buyer, the lovely and talented Kendra Vamplew, to host a brand spanking new bi-weekly feature on HMAb! Let’s start with [...]

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