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Practical DV Filmmaking, 2nd Edition by Russell Evans

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9 Careers and distribution

 

Part 1: Where am I going?

1. What’s a career?

To many people, the idea of a career is something that you have for life - you move onwards and upwards towards greater financial and employment security. In the film industry, however, this doesn’t fit. A career in films means a series of jobs, each of them starting and ending with periods of no job in between a mix of employment and self-employment. But it is possible to aim for a situation where you successfully earn a living in films, linking together various skills you have and forming a coherent plan. With this plan you can make the best of your individual talents and where they can be used - all of which will help allow you to make your own films too.

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