Hello to all,
A bit of introduction is necessary. So I'm French, I'm 27 years old, I worked since 5 years in the French production industry as an Electrician and a Grip and of course as a DP on short movies, music video and small commercial... And recently I'm thinking about moving in the UK to really start a career as a DP. So I start to build a plan to become a DP and work around the world if that possible. I know it's not that simple but I really wan to make this work and I try to organize my life around that goal.
But that being said, I met some difficulties that's why I seek for your help.
- I need to study and improve my skills regarding the cameras ( I started to look at a few schools NFTS, MET...)
- I'm really interested in the 2 weeks Cinematography class at MET Film school for started but I found really bad review on internet. I really want to find a Short terms class who can allow me to improve my skills but for most of the programsI see I've too much experience ( I Quote Teachers from London Film Academy and London Film School)
- I also contact the National Career Services. They advise me to start to work right away, to contact the BSC, to contact the productions to start working directly with them. They also gave me a all bunch of website I've to read to make my mind.
So For now I'm doing a lot of research on the internet and I really start to get really confused. It seems to be the way into the Uk industry is really different than in France.
So Here my questions
How can I organize my research to be able to do really thoughtful decision for my career? Do you have any website I should looking in priority?
Is it possible to start a short courses and working at the same time? Or maybe I juste start working right away?
And finally the question with no answer How can I be sure to make the right choices for my career?
Thanks you for taking the time to read this.