I’ve been involved in the business of making films and video programs, in many roles, for around thirty years now. For a large number of those I have also been a production company owner. Yet in all of that time, with one or two exceptions, this industry has remained exactly the same.
The film and video industry all too often runs on the fear that every job could be our last, which is a great fuel for self doubt and generally being screwed up! So try giving up…
The film and video industry all too often runs on the fear that every job could be our last, which is a great fuel for self doubt and generally being screwed up!
“Rule 1: NEVER make a cut without a positive reason.”
We were read a story before bed as children, sometimes two if we begged. As adults we read online news, talk about the day’s big events; we exchange stories with our friends of how we spend our days. We know stories exist, but what exactly is a story? More importantly, how do we tell a good one?
A few weeks ago, a recent film school grad asked me on LinkedIn how he should go about finding work in the film industry. So: here’s an unordered list of ways to go about making your own luck.