[Sidefx-houdini-list] Canadians working in the US

Peter Robbinson probbins at sympatico.ca
Fri May 18 08:30:53 EDT 2007


Which likely means Houdini could pull it off;)

PeterR

On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 11:38 +0200, Ben Schrijvers wrote:
> Wow "morphic rendering" that sounds like a cubistic approach where each 
> pixel uses a different camera.. :-)
> 
> Sean Lewkiw wrote:
> > Regarding the lawyer thing.... I once had to "write" a letter of 
> > recommendation for someone who was going to work for one of the 
> > studios in the US.  It came pre-written by a very deranged American 
> > lawyer, who would never let a barely-plausible superlative do when a 
> > blatantly outrageous whopping lie was available.  Every adjective in 
> > the book was employed, and anyone reading the letter would have 
> > thought I was a sub-literate nutter absolutely foaming at the mouth 
> > and in love with the person I was recommending, and at the same time 
> > totally unfamiliar with the concept of punctuation, (there were whole 
> > sentences that went on for what seemed like three pages).
> > I had to re-write it so it didn't seem like:  a) I was totally insane, 
> > and b) this person was about to revolutionize the entertainment 
> > industry with unheard of ground-breaking techniques (morphic rendering 
> > or something like that).
> >
> > Sean
> >
> > Ammon Riley wrote:
> >> On 5/18/07, Ammon Riley <ammon.riley at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> If you're asking in the general sense, then that's where
> >>> the creativity of the person writing the visa letter come
> >>> in, but it's generally not a problem.
> >>
> >> Although, having now read Graham's email, perhaps I've
> >> only talked to folks who've had a good lawyer writing
> >> the letter. :-D
> >>
> >> My dad had trouble getting a TN-1 visa -- not because
> >> of his degree (which was in the field he was being
> >> hired to work in), but because of the fees -- the
> >> immigration people don't take credit card (cash only),
> >> and have no ATM machines in their station. They
> >> wouldn't let him leave the office to go to the ATM
> >> machine in the liquor store across the parking lot,
> >> because they didn't want him to "run off," or something
> >> silly like that, and, since they were in the process of
> >> evaluating the visa, if he'd have left to go back to
> >> Canada, and use an ATM there, they'd have rejected it.
> >> Fortunately, my mom was with him at the time, and,
> >> since she's a US citizen, she was free to go off to
> >> the ATM. She was on crutches at the time, due to
> >> a sprained ankle. They wouldn't let her drive, because
> >> the vehicle was registered in Canada. It was raining.
> >> INS people can sometimes be the biggest pricks
> >> you've ever met.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Ammon
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