the ins and outs

many of you had questions regarding my whole experience working the sundance film festival, so here we go. 
i signed up to be a volunteer for the sundance back in late august. i've always been interested in the entertainment industry (you know, the whole PR thing). i wrote an essay, i did a phone interview, took a few quizzes and voilà, i was headed to sundance. 


i had no idea what to expect as i had never been there before during this festive time. and i was a little worried to be doing it all by myself, but within minutes i made good friends who were working my shifts. i felt all official as i was strapped on with a fancy headset and clip board. my official title was the sign-up volunteer. i was in charge of delegating to the P&I, directors, producers, and patrons where they were to sign up, to check out their credentials, write them down, and show them to their theatres. basically i was their little chaperons for hours on end. i got to meet and talk with a lot of important people. anywhere from singer, ingrid michaelson, to actor, joseph gordon-levitt, to writer/director, brad bird. look at me, i'm totally name dropping and i love it! ha


i had so much fun, i can't wait to do it all over again next year. and i even plan on volunteering for the academy awards next time around. i could get used to all this glitz and glamour!


have anymore questions? do you want to get involved next year and want the full low down? just email me!

64 comments:

  1. That sounds like so much fun and such an awesome opportunity!

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  2. How cool is that! Such an awesome experience :)

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  3. i love this! if i didn't live on the other side of the country i totally would sign up!

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  4. Sounds like a good experience :) and it's a bonus that you had a great time!

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  5. This is so awesome! What a cool experience! It sounds like you had a blast :) And I'm totally jealous that you met Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

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  6. What an awesome experience! Hope you took more pics!

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  7. What an amazing experience!!! That is so awesome that you did it...and I'm not going to lie...it is pretty rad that you got to meet so many talented, cool people :) XO brynn

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  8. Sounds like such an amazing experience, and a fun way to spend a few days!

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  9. sounds so so awesome!!

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  10. Did you get any pics of the stars???? Such a fun thing to add to your resume!

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  11. Wow that's awesome! Sounds like a ton of fun.

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  12. That is seriously so neat that you got to do that!! Im so impressed and honestly I feel like I know a half famous person : ) Sundance is so pretty, I love going up there. I've never been up there during this time of year but I bet its crazy awesome! Sounds like your doing an amazing job! {I love that you named drop} Ingrid M is one of my favorites!

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  13. Sounds so exciting!!

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  14. eeek, that sounds so amazing! Something i bet you'll remember for the rest of your life! You are so lucky to live so close to somewhere that puts on big things like sundance, or other awards ceremonies. woo hoo way to go girl!

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  15. I'm glad you had so much fun and met a lot of really cool people.

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  16. a bunch of my friends went down and had an absolute blast! im glad you did too. its on my bucket list for living out west so i'll meet you there next year!

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  17. The fact that you go to see {let alone speak to} Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes me very, very envious of you! What an amazing experience.

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  18. I have been waiting for this post! I am so jealous.. and may be emailing you about more details :) It sounds like you had an amazing time, and I would LOVE to meet Ingrid Michaelson (love her)!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  19. Honestly what a cool experience. I am also quite jealous. Such a good peek into the industry for you!

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  20. this makes me wish i lived in UT! i am so jealous! but so happy for you! it sounds like you had an amazing time!!
    so was jospeh gordon-levitt as cute and nice and wonderful in person as i would think/hope he is? haha:)

    <3
    Kenzie

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  21. sounds like a fantastic opportunity!
    -wHiT

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  22. volunteering for the academy awards sounds like a fantastic idea!

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  23. i am so jealous. i always went as a spectator but never was able to volunteer. it looks like you had a great time. p.s. i really liked your comment on my blog today. i know my friend reads the comments so i feel like it will help her.

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  24. I. Love. Ingird. Michaelson. Saw her in concert and was front row. Best thing ever.

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  25. Wow, sounds like a lot of fun!!

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  26. Oh my goodness!! I'm SOOOO jealous that you got to meet Ingred Michaelson! I absolutely adore her!! Sounds like so much fun! I've always wanted to go to Sundance... Someday :)

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  27. Wow. That is super cool! I never knew you could volunteer for stuff like that!

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  28. Super jealous! Even though I'm sure you worked super hard it sounds like a lot of fun!!

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  29. Joseph Gordon-Levitt?! So jealous! That's awesome!

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  30. This is awesome TJ! So cool you got to do this. So jealous :)

    -Lindsay

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  31. I bet that was the experience of a lifetime!!

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  32. sounds like you nailed it! I'm so happy for you. And happy you enjoyed it. name drop all you want- your simply just making me jealous. xoxo p.s. did you get my message?

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  33. Sounds like you had an absolute blast! :) What a great experience!

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  34. wow what a great experience. and next year you will be a veteran. sometimes things are even better the second time around!

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  35. What an incredible experience!!!!

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  36. Wow! That sounds like so much fun! That's definitely a great experience, and one that I'm sure you will never forget. Glad that you enjoyed it! :)

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  37. HOW FUN!! that is really awesome! i've never actually met a famous person, although one time i was in the same room as jason alexander (george from Seinfeld)...does that count? that's my only claim to fame :)

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  38. That is awesome! I'd totally be name dropping too ;)

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  39. You met Joseph Gordon-Levitt! I'm so jealous I could burst!

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  40. It's great that you got to experience the field you're interested in. I definitely envy that!

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  41. Sounds like such a great time that you had, how exciting to get to be meeting all of these people!
    Have a great day :)
    Amy X

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  42. I would be name dropping Joseph Gorden-Levitt from here to eternity. Oh my goodness. *swoon* That sounds like the chance of a life time! SO very happy you got to go and be a part of that. =)

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  43. That is awesome. So cool!!!! I would love to do that! And you got to meet some awesome people as well. So very cool.

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  44. Oh I am so glad, thank you for sharing that!
    Exactly!
    Thank you for reading!!!

    This is the comment i responded back to you, but realized you have the "no-reply blogger" on, so I couldn't. But thank you for reading that post of mine and for commenting. I so appreciate your reading and commenting!!!

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  45. Sounds like this was a really awesome experience. Hope you get to work in the academy awards!

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  46. Wow! I love this! I don't think I'd be able to keep myself together with all those people walking around! That was such an awesome experience for you and I had no idea you could volunteer for these type events...something to keep in my hat ;)

    Kate
    theclassyblog.blogspot.com

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  47. So fun. I'd love to do this next year! Keep me updated!

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  48. that's really neat that you did that . . . i would have been completely intimidated!!!! bravo to you, lady.

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  49. i still can't get over my jealousy about joseph gordon-levitt. i adore him entirely.

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  50. sounds like so much fun!


    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  51. So fun. My best friend used to volunteer at Sundance every year and she loved it. I think you have a bright future ahead of you!

    Catherine
    FEST

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  52. joseph gordon-levitt what-a-babe!

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  53. What a great way to network....you know, because when you make it BIG, all those people will be dropping YOUR name!

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  54. Ahh sounds like an amazing experience! So glitzy! xo

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  55. so jealous of your sundance experience, don't know how you got in i've tried and tried! stumbled across your blog from sj and ty i think you may be married to her cousin...he looks familiar! i'm one of her friends from high school. darling darling blog!

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  56. How cool is THAT?? I bet you all the hunky male stars had total crushes on you--you blonde barbie. I think I would have lost all bodily functions seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt, wow that was really gross. Anyway, so awesome that you got to do this! Good luck in the future!

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  57. Sounds so great. :) I'm used to volunteer work, and as already said mostly music festivals. This would be so great work experience, if only I could travel that far & other nasty normal stuff to be taken care of ^^
    But as a dream, nice.


    Thanks for your comment <3 Have a great day!

    Satu
    - Indie by Heart

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