A side of the film industry most people never see.

I work in the film industry, as a set lighting technician. When I'm not schlepping cable or burning my fingers I'm one of those seemingly ubiquitous independent filmmakers (when I can find some sucker nice person to give me enough money), but until I sell something the big movies pay the bills. I like my job - it's never the same thing two days in a row, and its always interesting, even on the days it's not easy.

Yes, I did go to college. A good one. Yes, I am wasting my education. Although I shouldn't be okay with this, somehow it doesn't bother me.

I'm female, I live in Los Angeles, California, with a cat who tolerates my presence as long as I keep the food bowl full, and in my spare time I conjugate irregular French verbs, work in my garden, and roam the city taking photos of abandoned couches, which can be seen on the Abandoned Couches blog. I also write the occasional article for LAist and some of those paper publications.