Plan for my future
Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:08 PM
Thanks for all the help!
Posted 23 May 2007 - 11:41 PM
I mean, do you have to have a piece of paper saying "hey I know this stuff" or will experience be enough.. just wondering, because I never plan to go to filmschool, but I am getting into filmaking, jumping into a no budget project and teaching myself, learning with friends through experiments (and learning from this forum and some books) how to do makeup, lighting, plan shots and camera angles, etc... But no college credit hours. Does that matter?
Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:22 PM
As what a washroom cleaner or secretary?
Young people should not delude them selves into thinking that they'll get some sort of steady pay check from Dreamworks as a filmmaker. Film school or no film school. The industry isn't like that.
No industry on the planet has more people that want to be in it than film, and every one assumes they can do it. You never hear people say, "I'm going off to LA to be a brain surgeon."
Sorry to be so harsh but reality bites at times. The number of starving people in this business is incredible. Hard work and talent does not always equal success, that is a sad fact in this business.
You should pursue your dreams of course, with realistic & attainable goals. With a back up plan to support your self if you can't make a living in film.
Posted 25 May 2007 - 01:38 AM
Posted 25 May 2007 - 02:30 PM
Want the ultimate film plan? Become a doctor, then pursue a career in film. That way you can get access to the money you'll need to make films, plus you can quit film at any time and go back to being a doctor.