The unemployment rate of people with autism is about 90 percent…pretty wild, right? For me, in being an aspiring film/TV editor with autism, that’s pretty heavy with obvious implications. Since my University of Southern California MFA graduation in 2013, I’ve made some herculean efforts to earn a living as a film/video editor back in my homeland of New England, which I maintain is the only all-encompassing career objective I’ve ever truly had. However, inconsistent success at this sometimes has me feeling like a human pinball, bouncing off rails with irrational energy, racking up occasional impressive points out of dumb luck...only to end up free-falling past the flippers every damn time, in need of someone to launch me back up again. To me, this pinball machine represents the film industry, and I am just one of its wide-eyed players, always in danger of losing the quarters that fuel such madness.
This is why the Blue Collar Post Collective group is so invaluable for ALL of us in the post-production community, especially those with my “dancing around the edges” career status, so to speak.Read More