I'm a Philadelphian....but basically every 10 seconds I hear "you can't get a real film gig unless you're in LA" or "we would hire you...if you were in town" or "call us when you get to LA" or "if you're in the Bay Area, gimme a call" and so on, and so forth. I'm starting to get the message
I'm planning on making the move right once I get my driver's license (yep, I'm 22 and licenseless, make your jokes), and I'm just wondering if anyone could give me some idea of the living expenses? I'm trying to decide between San Jose and Los Angeles - LA seems like it might be cheaper just to live there, but in SJ I wouldn't have to have a car. On the other hand, LA would have more potential job opportunities in film...but SJ is a lot better for games, where I have a little more of a foothold.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!