Rachel Erdos’ true passion lies in making other people happy.
As a video effects editor at Moving Picture Company in Vancouver, her passion is lived out daily.
She has recently worked on Warner Brother’s Monster Truck movie (set to be released in 2017) and Disney’s The Finest Hours.
Erdos, 21, graduated from Algonquin’s TV broadcast program in March 2014 and had positioned herself to move to Vancouver immediately after graduating from the college.
She went on a family vacation to British Columbia and then just never went home again.
Moving Pictures was Erdos’ first job in the field. She is still there.
She started out as a runner, preparing meals and getting coffees but was swiftly promoted within three months.
“Basically I annoyed them enough,” she said, laughing. “I applied for eight or nine jobs. And then just kept sending the recruiter emails.”
When she went into the interview in February of 2015 they knew exactly who she was.
She was hired that March as a runner and hasn’t looked back since.
In June 2015, Erdos was asked to be the junior editor and started work on The Monster Truck movie. After a few months she was then promoted again to editor and started work on The Finest Hours.
Erdos was awarded Employee of the Month this past January for the positivity that she has brought to the team.
“I was happy and they appreciated that I was happy,” she explained.
“Working in the movie industry you expect to work some late nights whether you’re part of the production team working early mornings and late nights on set, or in post production. Towards the end of the project we had a few late nights and I think my enthusiasm and passion helped.”
“But I guess I had a lot of sugar!” she said.
The most important thing Erdos learned about in her program at Algonquin was the fast-paced atmosphere, which she says is useful for any kind of production job.
“The post-production class helped a lot,” Erdos said. “Right now I’m in editing and that was very helpful.”
Her advice to other Algonquin students who want to pursue big dreams is to go after opportunities.
“Because you never know,” she said.
“Even the things you don’t want to take – they might open doors to something better.”