Can You Really Get Work in the Film Industry?

film production companiesHow many of us have watched a film and dreamed of playing a part in the film industry? If this applies to you, this article may be of use. Let’s explore how you can find a way into this industry if you are serious about doing so.

Some careers are undoubtedly harder to break into than others. One of the toughest must surely be the film industry. It seems as if everyone wants to play their part, whether it is in front of the camera or behind it. But how easy is it to get such a role and is there the potential for a career here?

Firstly it is worth bearing in mind that working in this industry is probably considered a more unconventional job. However, if this is what you want to do you should definitely aim for your dream. No job is 100% safe nowadays and if you really have passion for the industry you are more likely to succeed in it than you would if you worked in any other industry. Bear that in mind as you progress and learn more about the opportunities that exist.

The good news is you can start researching potential opportunities online. Look for work placements and experience with film production companies – as many as you can find. Persevere as you will probably not strike it lucky on your first attempt. Keep going until you get lucky – and remember that luck often is involved when it comes to getting work (even unpaid work) within the industry.

You should be prepared to work for no money to begin with in order to get experience. Once you have your foot in the door you can consider looking for basic entry level jobs with film production companies. These may include positions as runners, who are basically the people who are called upon to do all kinds of menial tasks during the course of a day. Many successful and even famous people in the industry started off like this, so don’t feel you are heading in the wrong direction if you manage to get this position. In fact you could be heading in the right direction.

Researching the industry to find out more about it is also a worthy activity. We mentioned the importance of looking online earlier, but it helps to look for more than just job opportunities. The more you understand about the industry the easier it is to make good progress in the future. The more knowledgeable you are the easier it will be to spot opportunities when they occur. You may also find different paths into the industry you may never have known about before.

As you can see there is a lot to think about here if you are serious about a career in this industry. Keeping up with the latest opportunities and events is a good way to get ahead, as is the need to keep up your levels of determination. Even if you get knocked back time and time again, it is up to you to make sure you get up and carry on. Who’s to say the 30th time of asking isn’t the one that will finally lead to a successful career in the business? Give it a try and see.

How to Protect Your Property from Burglars

There are lots of smart techniques you can use to keep your home or business as safe as it can possibly be. This article looks at some of these methods so you can ensure you deter any would-be burglars who might be thinking about breaking in.

No one likes to think they might be at risk of being burgled. However some people fall victim to this very crime each day. What would you do if you were one of them?

burgOf course the ideal situation is to make sure you minimize the odds of this happening in the first place. Fortunately there are plenty of ways you can do this – you just have to put them into action.

The first thing you should do might sound a bit odd. The idea is to look at your property as if you were a burglar. Go outside and look at your home or business objectively. If you wanted to break in, what would the weak spots be? Where would you stand the best chance of getting in? Are there old windows or doors that don’t quite fit properly? Are there areas where a burglar could approach the property and hide from view so they could take their time trying to break in?

Don’t just think of the ground floor either – look up and see whether there are any opportunities for someone enterprising and determined to climb and gain access. Just because you can’t or won’t do it doesn’t mean no one else will.

Smart solutions are often quite easy to implement too. For example, burglars don’t like to make any noise that might alert someone to what they are trying to do. If you lay a gravel path around your property you will certainly hear if anyone is there. Planting prickly bushes under windows is a good idea too – no one would want to go anywhere near one if they can possibly help it.

Another option to consider – especially if you have a business – is to look into perimeter security solutions. These are really ideal for larger businesses as they come in all sizes. Many businesses that offer perimeter security solutions can tailor make something that is just right for your needs. If you need to make sure your business is secure and ready to withstand any kind of attack by an intruder, you need to be ready to invest in the right solution.

Hopefully you’re feeling a little better and more pro-active now about the situation. Now is the best time to take every possible step you can to ensure you are able to protect your property. Even something as simple as changing the locks on your doors and windows could prevent a burglary that would otherwise have been easy to carry out. Some of these measures may take a little time and money, but they are all well worth it. Consider what the consequences could be if you don’t do these things and you will see how important they are to take care of.

Once you have looked at your home or business from the point of view of a potential burglar, you will see how powerful a can-do attitude can be for you. Protect your property today and it could make a big difference tomorrow.

Why your online reputation is so important

With the ever increasing range of the internet and insatiable urge of sharing the stuff from personal life, today the internet is full of database. One can easily search about the education, past companies, location and other stuff from the internet. The most remarkable feature of this is, people don’t know what kind of image this online database has built for them. Michael Fertik, in his article on Bloomberg, talks about maintaining the privacy of the online content. Here are some reasons why your online reputation is so important:reputation_management

  • It’s generally seen that the companies research the candidates prior to recruit them. If one has a messed up twitter profile and a funky TL , the company might not offer them a serious job.
  • With the growing social networking sites, like Path, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram ,Foursquare, people are connected to each other. One can easily find about the  history of someone by mere searching by the name.
  • Stalkers and Spammers are always looking to find a loophole to make up a story
  • Online reputation is very important in case of businesses. If you are running a restaurant and someone posted a nasty comment about your service, you can loose customers.

We all search about the company or product in which we are interested. The first thing we do as soon as we want  to know about something is to Google it . Here are the things that you can do to build a good reputation online :

  • Make a website. If you are an individual, use About . It is free to use and gives the basic information about you. If you are a company, make your own dedicated website.
  • Improve your LinkedIn and  Twitter profile. The content of the bio should be carefully written keeping in mind your target.
  • Opt for privacy features. You can choose to keep things private and not disclose your whereabouts to anyone in social networking sites.
  • In case you want some legal help, you can choose to take help from Reputation.

CrushAider: Find If Your Crush Feels The Same About You

Crush Aider LogoThis might seem funny and vague, but i came across by while surfing and thought of sharing with you guys, a break from work might be.This is very similar to Crushbits, where you can play pranks with your friends. However, this simple little service claims to verify if your crush likes you or not without tampering your privacy. Lets take a look how it works.

Crush Aider

It might feel awkward and embarrassing to express your feelings with the opposite sex, especially hen you are not sure of the reply that you will face. CrushAider helps you with this, a free o use web service, it help you find the answer to your question. The process is simple, all you need to do is add your Crush’s name and contact details such as his/her email address. The website then sends an anonymous message to your crush. if he/she “crush backs” with your name, the website reveals all the identity and helps you two meet. Otherwise, your name is secret and is never revealed to anybody.

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Easily Recognize Fonts On The Web With Fount

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You might have experienced the difficulty that arises when you need to search for a particular font you just saw on a webpage. It might be an article or a visually attractive line font, there are times when you wish to use that particular font. Here we are with a simple and free web service that will help you solve this problem, Fount.

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Found is a really simple and easy to use service which can be used across different web browsers and on different types of websites. All you need to do is bookmarklet the Fount tool, and click on that bookmarklet whenever you wish to identify a font on a certain webpage and then point the cross hair that appears on your screen to the text you wish to identify and tada! the font just appears magically on your screen. The Fount window opens in a semi transparent frame, making it easier for you to work. Along with the font name, the style, weight and size of the font is also displayed in an unobtrusive semi transparent window.

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Best Sites to Buy Tees In India

This article will provide you the list of some of the best sites to buy Tees in India. First question that arise in your mind is why buy online when you can actually go and buy from an outlet ? But the thing is that the variety that you get online and on the sites that I am describing below is hard to get on outlet. Moreover the prices on the sites below are moderate. So just browse through these sites and look if you might like the designs :

Loot of highly dicounted product ONLY for 24 hours today at www.24hoursLoot.com 24hoursLoot is an online store for selling a new t-shirt (sometime other products) everyday at deep discounted price in limited quantity. An item is released every midnight at 12AM Indian standard time, seven days a week. If that item sells out during its run (in 24 hours), a new item will not appear until the next release time.

The designs are cool and the prices are low. Just grab the deal before its sold out. Because of the quality of designs and making the tees for current affairs( like FIFA World Cup nowadays)  I personally feel that this is the best site that I came across. And because of this, it is attracted by many.

tantra I first heard about these when some of my college friends bought these Tees from Shimla. They were very funny and all of my friends got everybody’s attention.  Tantra is ‘India-on-a-t-shirt’. The brand captures exclusively the essence of our 5000 year old culture. It’s past, present and future. In a sense it represents the life ‘n’ times of this subcontinent, or, the ‘brown’ race. The content and theme under the Tantra label thus revolve around ideas and things that are native to this land. Tantra (the company) also produces two other fine t-shirt labels. And these are : ‘Barking Dog’ and ‘Line Maro’.

The prices, however,  are moderately high but they are justified considering the fact that the Tees of this brand are unique.

  • Myntra

myntra This one is another cool site which also offers mugs, calendars, bags etc. . The unique thing about this site is that it also offers customized tees. So you can actually design the tees according to your requirements. Founded as a brainchild of 6 IIT/IIM guys in 2006, the site is becoming very popular nowadays.

Be it hunting a unique gift for that special person, a token of recognition for your employees to celebrate their performance, expressing your support for a cause, or just a wearing a couple of lines on your t-shirt to show your attitude, it proves more complex than solving a Rubik’s cube.

pringoo This site again offers wide variety of products like Tees, mugs, posters, stickers etc.. The design are very artistic and the printing quality as claimed by the website is unmatched. Pringoo allows you to create, share and sell your unique designed products combining innovative manufacturing, a robust community, the largest online collection of customizable digital images and unmatched personalization tools to empower to create apparel, mugs, teddybears and more. For anyone who wishes to create, wear, display, sell or celebrate their interests, Pringoo provides a compelling interactive marketplace to a worldwide audience.

printcamp This site gives you the opportunity to print your photos on your tees. These kind of designs were originated in Western Countries and then became popular worldwide. Typically, T-Shirts are worn by anyone and everyone for just about any casual occasion. By going for a photo T-Shirt you can wear your moments of joy around the place and share them on the go.Nothing spreads a message more openly than our Photo T-Shirts. Just choose a photo and a T-Shirt of your choice and create your new Photo T-Shirt.

Chill Geeks Is Now 1 Year Old !!

chill geeks We are extremely happy to announce that your own ChillGeeks.com is now 1 year old. We have renew the domain and to celebrate the first birthday, we have some good plans for you. We are planning to start Guest Blogging for ChillGeeks.  Although we had this plan quite a time before, we were waiting for some occasion. Being a Guest Blogger not only helps us, but it also helps you. Here is why one should start Guest Blogging at ChillGeeks :-

  • Gain Publicity For Your Blog

Maintaining a blog on the internet is quite a difficult job. Apart from writing good articles, one has to work on SEO’s, page rankings, and a lot more publicity issues. ChillGeeks has that all, so you don’t have to worry. We’ll provide the link to you and your website in the post you write for us. So that will help your blog build fame around the internet. 
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Uncyclopedia- Parodies Wikipedia

Yup, you read it right. Now a site that parodies the renowned Wiki. Uncyclopedia parodies everything let it be a country, a celebrity or any current event. Originally an English-language wiki, the project currently spans over 50 languages. The English version has over 24,000 pages of content.Various different styles of humor are used as a vehicle for parody, from sophisticated satire to the apparently random. Like Wikipedia, Uncyclopedia has guidelines regarding what is and is not acceptable content and these guidelines have become progressively more strict as the site expands over time. The site has gained media attention due to its articles on places and people.

Its logo is a hollow potato, named Sophia after the Gnostic deity, that serves as a spoof of Wikipedia’s globe logo.

Well this site looks similar to the original Wiki, so new users could be easily get dodged. But anyhow, the site is for fun and hope you will enjoy .

Links : Uncyclopedia

Web’s Most Dangerous Search Terms

Now whenever you search for Katrina or Shahid Kapoor, just beware as you might be inviting some of the blacklisted anti-viruses to your computer. According to a search conducted by Mc Afee , these two keywords are the very harmful in India. McAfee searched for more than 2,600 popular keywords. For each keyword, they examined the first five pages of results across each of five major search engines. On average, each keyword generated a little more than 250 results. Overall, they examined more than 413,000 unique URLs (web addresses), assigned each keyword a category and a country and then ranked them by the risk of their resulting URLs.< span class='fullpost'> In addition, using data from Hit wise, a search intelligence company, they conducted much deeper dives into specific keywords.Keywords were ranked in two ways: 1) the average risk of all results and 2) the maximum risk of the riskiest page of results.

Here is the list of country specific keywords:

Dangerous Search Terms US

 

Dangerous Search Terms INDIA

 

No need to panic as the solution is very simple. You just have to install Mc Afee site advisor so that you could  easily cope up with the bad links. here is the link to Site Advisor

Ankit Fadia on MTV

That’s true !! The renowned Indian Hacker is soon going to be on small screen and that too on MTV where the youngsters spend the most of the time. As per the news by The Indian Express, Fadia is launching a new programme on MTV named JUST HACK. Fadia was in Ambala for a conference and there  he unleashed his idea.

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He believes that JUST HACK will  help youngsters in positive way and would help them in creating more job opportunities for them . Here is the list of achievements of FADIA :

  • Was voted one of the MTV Youth Icon 2008 Winners. According to the MTV Youth Icon Awards Website, the winners were chosen through national voting in India through Text Message & Online voting out of 8000 probables. Pepsi will feature the MTV Youth Icon 2008 Winners on 1 million Pepsi cans.
  • Conferred the Indo American Society Young Achiever Award in 2005 according to Screen India.
  • Awarded the IT Leader Award Youth by Singapore Computer Society in 2005.
  • Awarded the prestigious India’s Person of the Year 2002 by Limca Book of Records.
  • Awarded the Hindustan Times Hall of Fame 2003 Award.

Well I am eagerly waiting for his show on MTV and hope you too