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The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Anthony Q. Artis

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5 TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR FIRST ACT

Okay, so you’re inspired to try your hand at directing a music video, but where do you start? One of the hardest parts of directing music videos is getting gigs, and it’s especially tough if you don’t have any prior work to show. When I graduated from film school, I looked for restaurant jobs, but applying for the jobs was impossible because I had no prior restaurant experience. I wondered how anyone got restaurant jobs if there was no way to get them without having already had one? Music videos are the same, but I promise you that if you can land that first gig, it’s about a million times more rewarding than bussing tables.

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