HOW TO GET INTO THE FILM INDUSTRY – TOP 10 TIPS

HOW TO GET INTO THE FILM INDUSTRY – TOP 10 TIPS

You’re starting film school and looking to pursue a career in the film and video industry.

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1. Make stuff

You will learn so much from making your own projects, however simple.

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2. Screen your films to a live audience

There’s nothing like seeing the reaction to your work live, and it will improve your films especially the edit.

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3. Build your own team

Film is a very collaborative process so get a group of like-minded friends together so that you can make more films faster.

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4. Work on other people’s films

Even as a runner, you will learn more and more importantly make connections.

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5. Meet other filmmakers

The film industry is all about connections so try to get out there to film festivals, screening events, Film Courses and join a film group.

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6.  Filmmaking is not just about directors, cameras, and lights

There are a lot of other on-set jobs in the industry that could be easier to get into at the start. Films productions need drivers, caterers, painters, carpenters, accountants etc. especially runners.

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7. Learn your trade

If you know what part of filmmaking you want to pursue go for it. Read every book, watch every YouTube tutorial, take Classes, and more importantly start doing it on your films and other people’s projects.

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8. Post Production needs you

London is at the heart of the post-production industry at the moment. If you are into this side of filmmaking all the software is out there for you to learn and show off your potential.

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9. Get your films seen

The internet is a great place to put your short films and build an audience. Whatever job you go for in the industry having finished work online shows your commitment as well as your skill.

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10. Make contacts and make an impression

Your reputation is everything in the industry; so many jobs are through word of mouth. Build yourself a good reputation and you will be the one they recommend for the next job.

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