film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby ateale » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:41 am

Hi everyone,

I have spent the past year or so traveling down through Mexico, central america and south america and love this side of the planet. I was very lucky and met a lovely girl 2 months ago and would love to continue hanging out with her here in Santiago.

I am looking for work and would appreciate any ideas or pointers that you may have.

I have worked in Film & TV visual effects post production and as a video editor back in Asia and Australia and am looking to find similar work here.

At the moment I would happily take any kind of work however it is my understanding that I am much more likely to be able to get my hands on a working visa if a company sponsors me (because of a specialised skill).

If anyone knows of any production or post production houses in Santiago or can recommend anyone to get in contact with I would really appreciate hearing from you!

Happy new year!

Adam


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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby ateale » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:43 pm

Thanks Jessica!
I'd really appreciate to get in touch with your husband when ever possible.

Re visa - I was talking to @Kimberley and she says similar about starting the process now. Will head down to Immigration Office at San Antonio 580 tomorrow morning with my passport and see what can happen!

Cheers!
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby zer0nz » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:51 pm

ateale wrote:Thanks Jessica!
I'd really appreciate to get in touch with your husband when ever possible.

Re visa - I was talking to @Kimberley and she says similar about starting the process now. Will head down to Immigration Office at San Antonio 580 tomorrow morning with my passport and see what can happen!

Cheers!


a waste of a morning,

there are 3 common ways to get a visa to work in chile.................. none of them involve going to the immigration office as the first step..., all involve sending paper work in that you can get the forms off the internet...

Professional Visa, You have a degree, (lots of paper work)
subject to contrat, you have a job offer with a written contract in chile, (easiest)
retirement, you have money coming from outside the country to support you, (even more paper work)

read this site...
http://www.extranjeria.gov.cl/
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby Kimberley » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:10 pm

The thing is - the Immigration Office at San Antonio office gives you the forms that you need and circles exactly which requirements need to be for-filled. My understanding is, from going through the process personally, that not all of the requirements listed are necessary for Australians. While it is in some ways a waste of a morning as the forms are available online, at the same time you may save your self time in the long run by only completing necessary requirements...
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby zer0nz » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:14 pm

Kimberley wrote:The thing is - the Immigration Office at San Antonio office gives you the forms that you need and circles exactly which requirements need to be for-filled. My understanding is, from going through the process personally, that not all of the requirements listed are necessary for Australians. While it is in some ways a waste of a morning as the forms are available online, at the same time you may save your self time in the long run by only completing necessary requirements...


valid point, but as long as the OP doesnt expect to be in the system and on way to get a visa when he visits tomorrow morning....... he will be simply picking up some forms :)
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby Kimberley » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:17 pm

exactly! Picking up forms is the best he can expect!! :D I remember thinking, when I first arrived in Chile, that I would be able to get my visa in one day.. HA... How far away from the truth that idea was! :D
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby La_Tini » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:37 pm

Professional Visa, You have a degree, (lots of paper work)
subject to contrat, you have a job offer with a written contract in chile, (easiest)


BUT if your visa is subject to a contract, you are bound to your job for about two years (?!) and I understand have to start a new application process if you change jobs (which can be especially complicated for people who just moved here and accept the first shitty job they find to get started here in Chile). I opted for a professional visa which is not bound to a specific contract and didn´t find it extremely complicated to apply to...
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby zer0nz » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:38 pm

La_Tini wrote:
Professional Visa, You have a degree, (lots of paper work)
subject to contrat, you have a job offer with a written contract in chile, (easiest)


BUT if your visa is subject to a contract, you are bound to your job for about two years (?!) and I understand have to start a new application process if you change jobs (which can be especially complicated for people who just moved here and accept the first shitty job they find to get started here in Chile). I opted for a professional visa which is not bound to a specific contract and didn´t find it extremely complicated to apply to...


also, i think the cost is more. and you need to translate your documents...........
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby ateale » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:11 pm

Everyone thank you for your comments!

I will head down to the immigration office tomorrow to try to get the ball rolling.

Cheers!
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby yogal » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:04 pm

Just registered on the website and after reading a few posts decided to do a good search for older topics as my 'question' was bound to have already been asked - apparently not that long ago :-).

Husband and I have taken the year off to travel and explore the world as much as possible. We have done a bit of travelling in South East Asia but would now like to go somewhere and settle down for a few months at least and do some work (money doesn't last forever...not even in South East Asia!). We both come from a media production background but he is definitely more 'employable' as he is more technical: Producer/Director/HDSLR Operator with own kit. Hoping to get some freelance work - if anyone knows of crewing agencies in Santiago, that'd be great, we've been looking but haven't found anything too promising.

Thanks in advance and best of luck to ateale.
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby mariapaz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:00 pm

Hi
I can't promise anything, but if you would like you can send us your reel, links or website, we are a production and postproduction company. Find us as DAf.
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Re: film & tv post production work in Santiago?

Postby Groschi » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:02 pm

mariapaz wrote:Hi
I can't promise anything, but if you would like you can send us your reel, links or website to: cv@daf.cl ?
You can visit our website: www.daf.cl


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