The Entertainment Industry
Cinema (feature films), Branded Entertainment, Video Production all fall under the Entertainment Industry umbrella. And they’re all great for a fun and exciting career that make billions of dollars each year globally.
It can be a little daunting to establish yourself and get on your feet. Where do you start? How do you get a job? Where can I learn and hone my skills or craft?
These are all great questions considering the entertainment industry is largely made up of freelancers and contractors on a per-job basis.
Here are 7 tips to get started in film and video production:
- Work. Do everything you can and go into with an open mind. Be a sponge and soak up all the knowledge & experience you can.
- Now. Be in the present, you can definitely have long term goals, but take each gig for what it is and walk away better/more experienced/more networked.
- Network. Don’t underestimate the people you know and meet along the way. Don’t overthink this, that’s not being present.
Be Yourself. Don’t get caught up in gear. Having this camera or that lens doesn’t make you a better [fill in the blank, Director, DP, Editor, etc.] It’s about your unique talent that no one else can deliver but you.
Fail. Make mistakes. It’s the best way to learn. (AKA Fail Forward)
Have fun. That’s the reason everyone else got into this business.