Jacob Shea’s career advice

Discussion in 'Working in the Industry' started by ka00, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. givemenoughrope

    givemenoughrope Senior Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Yea...i’d imagine that some sleepier parts of the valley could be pretty cheap if you are just renting a bedroom. If you work backwards and find a place not far from a metro stop, bring your bike, etc.
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  2. JohnG

    JohnG Senior Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    By all means, bring your bike if you want to die. I'm all for saving money but biking in Los Angeles solo seems that it would, in many areas, markedly shorten life expectancy.

    Actually though I realise money is a factor, nothing is as important as time. If you think that, artistically, working with Tom is the direction for you, I would ignore all practicalities and find a way to make it happen.
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  3. jmauz

    jmauz Member

    Hmm I ride my bike almost every day. Perhaps I should buy more life insurance?

    Anyways, you can find a room to rent in the valley for a reasonable price. That's what I did when I first moved to L.A. Living in Los Angeles doesn't have to be obscenely expensive. I used to survive on $1500 a month and I wasn't starving OR living in a dump.

    If you're serious about moving here take some time and exercise due diligence in researching costs of living. Feel free to reach out to me and pick my brain as well. I won't fill you with B.S. - it seems there's a lot of it around here so beware.

    Love you guys! :)
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  4. JohnG

    JohnG Senior Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    lol -- I live near PCH and it's crazy how close drivers pass bikes there.
  5. Wally Garten

    Wally Garten Active Member

    Apr 23, 2018
    Yeah -- no sane person would bike on the PCH. But I biked from West LA/Mar Vista to UCLA for three years, and it was pretty safe. (I did avoid main arteries, riding through small residential neighborhoods instead.) And some parts of the city, like the Valley and Culver City, have long protected bike paths. I think it really depends on what part of the city you're in.
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  6. NoamL

    NoamL Winter <3

    Jul 6, 2015
    Los Angeles
    west LA along SM Boulevard - i.e. Santa Monica, Sawtelle, Midcity, WeHo - is pretty bikable. It's also one of the more expensive places to live though.
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  7. Jeremy Gillam

    Jeremy Gillam Active Member

    Jun 10, 2017
    Los Angeles, California
    Bike, psshhhh ... hop on a Bird or catch a Lime and get there faster AND in style
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  8. AdamKmusic

    AdamKmusic Active Member

    Dec 30, 2016
    It's an odd predicament. You're either young and have no commitments but can't afford to live and sustain yourself without a day job for a year or you're older and can afford it but you have other commitments (family mortgate etc etc)
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  9. givemenoughrope

    givemenoughrope Senior Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    And I remember a story not too long ago about a person being killed in a hit and run while walking home from their 30th B-day party on Santa Monica not far from McCabe’s which seems like a not too crazy area driving-wise.

    John is right. Let me walk this back. I didn’t mean to imply that riding your bike around LA is a great idea. It’s not unless you ride down Sunset as part of a huge group ride or on a bike path. People do it but if you are coming from an EU town or city then you are in for a rude awakening. Driving is hard enough and feels like babysitting the dumbest kids alive. Biking on major routes can be taking your life in your hands in certain areas.

    What I meant was that you could use the bike in between the metro stop(s) instead of walking (if there is a stretch that is say, a couple miles). If there is a sidewalk then use it. Stay in residential areas if possible. If you are basically gojng to two places most of the time (home to eat and sleep and work/school) and can swing not having to pay for a car, gas, insurance, registration, etc. then it’s a big expense out of the way.
  10. Beluga

    Beluga Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean

    Jun 6, 2018
    If you are going into the scoring academy expecting to need a place to sleep you are going there with the wrong attitude. :D No sleep for A-listers.

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