Jose M. De Los Angeles, Superstar Intern

by Anne Gaither, Operations Manager

Once in a while in life, you meet someone who impresses you beyond your greatest expectations! We had that experience recently and wanted to share it with you. In September 2010, Jose M. De Los Angeles contacted us regarding our internship program. He was attending Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Two months before graduating with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Film, Jose started soliciting internships with several production companies in the Los Angeles area.

Jose in action in Florida

Jose in action in San Bernadino

Jose in action again in Florida (for Yokohama with Mike McCoy)

Jose in action again in San Bernadino (for Yokohama with Director Mike McCoy)

After his graduation, he had planned to move to Los Angeles. Since Jose was supposed to be in LA in early October, I contacted him about helping prep Shane’s personal kits for a shoot. Jose told me that he had not yet moved to CA but asked if I would wait a day to see if he could arrange to be there. Jose knew the job was unpaid and that probably he would not even get to meet Shane who was out of town shooting. I tried to talk him out of spending his money, assuring him that I would call on him again after he had made the move to LA. Jose called me the next day and told me that his older sister, Vianney, believed in his ability and wanted him to follow his dream. So much so that she bought him a plane ticket to Los Angeles for the internship opportunity. He even asked me whether I needed anyone else for the job. His friend, Nick Kramer, was also interested in interning with us. I had Jose have Nick contact me and we gained yet another outstanding intern! Jose planned to stay in Los Angeles for a week. The job of prepping Shane’s personal kit, was scheduled for two days. It ended up taking three days to complete and Shane met Jose on the last day. Shane was so impressed that he invited him to the set and Jose got to be a grip on “Act of Valor.”

Jose prepping

Jose prepping

Jose finally moved to LA the week before Thanksgiving 2010. He contacted me right away and we put him to work in our Rental Division, assisting rental manager Kevin Anderson. He has been working there with Kevin ever since. Jose has continued to impress us with his initiative and attitude. He has been involved in several shoots and recently had the opportunity to work with Shane on a AAA job directed by The Gentlemen for Bandito Brothers.

Jose De Los Angeles on the AAA shoot

Jose M. De Los Angeles on the AAA shoot

Jose said his most valuable lesson as an intern was watching the way that Shane uses the camera and makes it look like film. The practical experience that he has gained from his internship is a perfect compliment to the basics that he learned in school. He really enjoys checking out and testing the prototype equipment.

Jose at work

Jose at work

Jose is most proud of his final film project in school. He served as the lead gaffer for a short film entitled “Loves Me Not.” The instructors on the set were Katie Brandbo, James Neihouse, and Zack Austin. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1702379/fullcredits#cast This film is currently up for an ASC 2011 William A Fraker Undergraduate Student Heritage Award (http://www.theasc.com/asc_news/News_Articles/News_307.php). The Cinematographer is Boyd Hobbs.

We have had many wonderful interns pass through our doors. Not all of them are given the opportunities that we have awarded Jose. Jose’s internal motivation and passion has opened many doors. He has shown us what true determination can do for you! Once in a while, you meet somebody who inspires you and Jose is that person.

Jose De Los Angeles

Jose M. De Los Angeles

Jose would like to say thank you to his sister Vianney, Nicholas Kramer, his mother, Shane, Lydia, and the HV team.

Once in a while in life, you meet someone who impresses you beyond your greatest expectations! We had that experience recently and wanted to share it with you. In September 2010, Jose De Los Angeles contacted us regarding our internship program. He was attending Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Two months before graduating with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Film, Jose started soliciting internships with several production companies in the Los Angeles area.
33 Comments
  1. Kevin Otterness 4 years ago

    Congrats to you Jose!

    • Jose M. De Los Angeles 4 years ago

      Thanks Kevin!

    • Gerald "24KAYZ" Powell 4 years ago

      M O T I V A T I O N! making dreams reality! good job dude!

  2. Chris McAlister 4 years ago

    Great story. Keep up the hard work in this revolution, Jose.

    • Jose M. De Los Angeles 4 years ago

      Thanks!

  3. Boyd 4 years ago

    I know the man very well. Don’t forget about me Jose when you hit the big time. What an all star.

    • Jose M. De Los Angeles 4 years ago

      Thanks Boyd! Now lets not forget about the award winning Boyd Hobbs you sir are going to rise to the top in no time. Shall I say don’t forget about me.

  4. Vianney 4 years ago

    I’m so proud of you Avy, continue to work hard and never give up the chase to live your dreams. Your hard work and determination are making your dreams come true. You will always have my full support, I believe in you, in your amazing talent, and I love you very much! You’re on your way to the red carpet little brother…I have my dress, just waiting for you to take me…heehee :-).

    • Jose M. De Los Angeles 4 years ago

      The love of an older sister. Thanks for everything! As humbled as I am by this I do appreciate you and all you’ve done. Love ya and I’ll keep working hard because its what I know.

  5. Alan delosangles 4 years ago

    sick bro.. keep tt dope sh*$ up my ni$%#@##@

  6. Jerry Rojas 4 years ago

    Kuddos José!! Is a great opportunity learning from one of the best DPs.

  7. Zack Austin 4 years ago

    Congrats on all your success Jose! We’re all glad you’re doing so well!

  8. Rob Tuscani 4 years ago

    Congrats, man! Keep on rockin’ the free world.

  9. Isis 4 years ago

    Hey punk.. keep doing what you are doing.. never give up.. and as Vianney said, I am really proud of you ;)

  10. Marcel 4 years ago

    You and I go way back and I am so happy to see a good friend of mine working hard towards his dreams and goals. Jose, you truly are an inspiration. Keep on moving forward, the future looks promising for you.

  11. Jessica Vasquez 4 years ago

    Wow, we are so very proud of you cuz! God has given you amazing talent and I am so glad to see that you are fulfilling your pastion! Keep working hard! We support you and we love you!!

  12. Molefi Clive Mohale 4 years ago

    Jose, make no mistake you are with the RIGHT CREW. Wish you luck man.

  13. Jose M. De Los Angeles 4 years ago

    Thanks for the wonderful comments. Its amazing how far I’ve come and how far I still have to go. With a little passion, heart and drive I will reach my goals. Thanks for the support!

  14. Leeroy 4 years ago

    Hey, what did Jose actually do? :D I want to impress just as much as he did, could anyone maybe give a few concrete pointers?

    Congrats man!

    • Shane 4 years ago

      Leeroy, yes he came on his own accord all the way across the country to work for Hurlbut Visuals, when he wasn’t sure he would even be noticed. He followed his dream and nothing was going to stand in his way. That is what separates the few, the proud, the elite team.

      • Jose M. De Los Angeles 4 years ago

        Thanks shane you couldn’t have said it any better!

        • Shane 4 years ago

          Jose M. De Los Angeles, you are welcome. Keep up the work ethic and never say die!!!

  15. Mary 4 years ago

    Jose
    Way to represent Full Sail!!! Keep up the good work

  16. Tamarray Cain 4 years ago

    Hi Jose M. De Los Angeles. I’m proud to be a fellow Full Sailor. You inspired me so much to pursue my dreams no matter the cost. Full Sail University gets a negative light constant shed on the institution and students. Thank you for showing what really is shaped and molded at our school.

    T-Ray

  17. Malika F 4 years ago

    Your story have inspired me and I know will inspire others. You are living proof that anything is possible as long you stay focused and determined. Shout out to your sister who supported you from the beginning. Working in the entertainment industry isn’t easy and a great/healthy support system is necessary. You are blessed!! I will be graduating in May from Full Sail with the BA in Entertainment Business. Although I don’t personally know you, I still feel like we are family and I feel comfortable enough to say “I am super proud of you”! :-) Keep making those connections and working smart/hard. See you at the top!

  18. Nabar Exist 4 years ago

    I don’t know Jose but I am a Full Sail student studying for my BA then MS in Entertainment Business and I am proud of him for going for the gold and reaching his goal. His hard work inspires me and should be an inspiration to us all not just Full Sail students but especially us Full Sail students :) Thank You Jose./ Always, Nabar Exist

  19. charmin 4 years ago

    Wishing you a great day Jose, I am a new student at Full Sail and I am very proud of you and not only on your completion from Full Sail but that you followed your heart and had faith that you would be successful in your journey and that your sister also had faith. Walk with God and he will be there for you.

    • Jose M. De Los Angeles 4 years ago

      Hey Charmin

      Thanks for the kind words. In case you need advice, work hard and give it your all while in school. At the same time have fun and soak in everything you can.

      Cheers
      JoseDLA

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