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36 C I N E M O N T A G E W H A T O U R M E M B E R S D O Rachel Wilson, Logger Q Where are you currently (or were you recently) employed? Most recently, I worked as a logger for the reality television show "Survivor." Q Current Project? I just wrapped on "Survivor" and am not currently working on anything except my own ideas! Q Describe Your Job. During my time at "Survivor," I was responsible for watching and sub-clip- ping tapes of unedited raw footage of the show, then briefly describing the content of each clip in order to help the assistant editors find specific footage for the editors. After summarizing the clip in a few short sentences, I would pull out the topics that seemed most important and use that information in the clip title, using any keywords necessary. Q How did you first become interest- ed in this line of work? Although I am looking to eventually try my hand at production, post has always interested me, especially with a reality show like "Survivor." It's abso- lutely amazing how the editors are able to take thousands of hours of footage shot over the span of 39 days and weave it into a story that resonates with so many peo- ple. Getting to be a part of that process has been an absolute blessing! Q Who gave you your first break? As logging was my first job in post, I'd say "Survivor" gave me my first break. Before "Survivor," I was working as a production assistant at NBCUniversal's "Maury." I knew I wanted to make the move to Los Angeles, however, and had contacts out here for support. Once I made the move, a friend (now co-worker) helped me take the steps to secure my logging position. Q What was your first union job? Logging was my first union job. Q What credits or projects are you proudest of, and why? I've only been in the industry for around two years, and during that time, I've received two credits. Though I'm proud of the hard work I put in during my time as a production assistant at "Mau- ry," I'm proudest of my credits as a logger with "Survivor." Until then, I didn't know what logging was or why it was neces- sary. Now I see that the show would be practically impossible to edit without loggers, and I'm incredibly proud to be an integral part of that process. Q What was your biggest challenge in your job (or on a particular project) and how did you overcome/solve it? During my time working at "Maury," I overcame numerous obstacles. Whether it was handling travel issues with guests or problems that arose during recording of the live shows, the job as a whole was a challenge that I worked incredibly hard to overcome. I did so by doing my best to remain positive, persevere, and remem- ber that I had a great group of co-workers to rely on for help when/if needed. Q What was the most fun you've had at work? I was a huge fan of "Survivor" before I started working there, so my entire experience in the office was always so much fun! Getting to see how my favorite television show is made and all the work and care that goes into creating it has been awesome! Q Jobwise, what do you hope to be doing five years from now? I'm not sure, but I think I'd like to produce reality television. I came to Los Angeles intending to pursue writing for scripted television, but my time at "Sur- vivor" made me reevaluate and realize how much I enjoy working in reality tele- vision. However, I do have a passion for episodic dramas, so maybe in five years I'll have found my way into that area of the industry. Q What are your outside activities, hobbies, passions? Outside of work, I love to read and write. I also enjoy kickboxing, hiking, and trying new restaurants with friends. Q Favorite movie(s)? Why? I'm more of a television fan, but most of my favorite movies are from Disney/ Pixar, like "Wreck-It Ralph," "Tangled," and "Coco," or are a part of the MCU [ M a r v e l C i n e m a t i c U n i v e r s e ] l i k e "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Thor: Ragnarok." My favorite movies change all the time, and I'm the type of person to say my favorite movie is whichever one I saw most recently in theaters and loved. Q Favorite TV program(s)? Why? I have so many favorite TV shows, I always lose count! "Survivor" has always been on the list, but outside of reality SEE PAGE 96

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