O'Reilly logo

Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 47

BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY

 

You have finished your training period and must now make the transition from student or learning filmmaker to freelance crew person. Raising yourself by your own bootstraps requires that you publicly establish your skills, first of all, by making films and showing them at festivals or conferences. Getting work won't be easy or fast, and it may depend on the luck of your cohort. Many people leaving school remain in contact with each other, and the good luck of a cameraperson means the good luck of several more unit members whom he or she can recommend.

YOUR LOCATION MATTERS

You must live in a film-producing area to find employment. Either go to film school in or near a film-producing area, or be ready to ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required