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Get paid to watch DVD movies!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Adam Buchsbaum, May 29, 2002.

  1. Adam Buchsbaum

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    I am the supervisor at a DVD testing facility, located in Burbank, CA and right now I am currently interviewing people for QC (quality control) positions to watch DVD movies and check their compatibility in a wide matrix of players. Our clients include major studios and specialty clients.

    I am looking for full-time QC operators. Knowledge of DVD’s is a plus (how they navigate, anamorphic vs. non-anamorphic, etc.). Also, you must have an eye for detail.

    You'd be working "on site" at our Burbank, CA facility.

    If this sound interesting to you, please give me a call at (818) 845-3223, between 10am and 5 pm and/or fax me your resume at (818) 845-3236.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    P.S. Thank you, Parker for allowing me to post this among fellow DVD enthusiasts.
     
  2. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

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    Hey Guys,

    Tell my wife I just moved to Burbank!

    Ric
     
  3. Al Smith

    Al Smith Auditioning

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    [​IMG] LOL Ric
     
  4. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    I just spoke with Adam to verify, and just to be clear, it IS something you must live locally to do. It's a full-time job done on their site.
    Darnit. [​IMG]
     
  5. Adam Buchsbaum

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    I'm afraid I didn't make myself clear. The job entails working "on site" at our facility in Burbank, CA. I'm sorry for the confusion.
     
  6. josh4040

    josh4040 Second Unit

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    what other qualifications should one have besides knowledge of a dvd player? Burbank from Woodland Hills sounds great.
     
  7. Nate Anderson

    Nate Anderson Screenwriter

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    DAMMIT! That sounds like a dream job! Wait a minute. That is my dream job!
     
  8. ReggieW

    ReggieW Screenwriter

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    Gee Wiz! I can't wait to sign up for this one. My resumes on the way right this second.
    Reg[​IMG]
     
  9. Steve_Tk

    Steve_Tk Cinematographer

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    do you have to watch movies like "Timmy the tooth" and "sorority house massacre 3"?
     
  10. Jeff Cooper

    Jeff Cooper Screenwriter

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    Not only that, but you probably have to watch them OVER and OVER on several different players. If you wanted a job that totally killed your love for HT, this would probably be it! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Or the entire catalog of Seduction Cinema! [​IMG]
    (I've reviewed five so far. Pity me.)
     
  12. Kaima

    Kaima Extra

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    I'm a QA Lead for a big sports game company and I have to play the same games for 3 months. We do the same games every year so I don't even play sports game anymore at home. My job totally killed my console gaming enjoyment.

    I would love to have this DVD QA job but if I have to watch the same movie over and over on 30 different players I wouldn't want to watch movies again outside of work.

    Kai
     
  13. John CW

    John CW Supporting Actor

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    Yep, I've done the same job and it's true. Don't expect to be rushing home to watch any DVD's when you've finished... you'll be sick of them! PLUS Remember: You WILL (and I cannot stress this enough) be watching BAD films that you HATE quite reguarly. People always seem to imagine a job like this with their favourites. Most films aren't that good! [​IMG]
    If you can handle that though then you should be set. On the upside: It's likely to be a relaxed atmosphere in the office and the job isn't a brain buster...
    Pros and cons.
    ~ John
     
  14. Jon Robertson

    Jon Robertson Screenwriter

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    A quality control operator at Criterion - now THAT'S a dream job!
     
  15. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

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    Lots of jobs I'd love to have if I only lived in CA or NY. Someday...
     
  16. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    Top 3 things that suck about being Canadian:
    3. Can't be a contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
    2. Can't be a contestant on Survivor
    1. Can't apply for a great job like this one, as it is doubtful that viewing DVDs would be considered valid grounds for a US visa.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jonathan Perregaux

    Jonathan Perregaux Screenwriter

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    Is Home Theater Forum turning into a classified section now? C'mon.
     
  18. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    I'm sure the job isn't as amazing as it first sounds. I remember once in highschool when our computer-class "vlounteered" ( I must have missed the day it was voted on) to CQ some game software. At the time "playing videogames" seemed fun, but it was sooooooooo boring..

    Example: Stop game, 1hr, 42min, 36 seconds. "Report" Exit portal #37 fails to open with character 5. restart game. Stop game , 36min, 12 second. "Report" Vitality Bar flucuation.restart game.... and so on, and so on, and so on.

    Granted: watching and reporting defects on DVD's sounds better than my current job (assuming I had a nice recliner), But I highly doubt the job pays enough to live even meagerly in Burbank, let alone relocate.
     
  19. Nathan*W

    Nathan*W Screenwriter

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  20. Larry Seno Jr.

    Larry Seno Jr. Supporting Actor

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