If you want to get into the film industry, you’ll have to do some growing. It’s not hard, but you have to start believing that you are this go-getter, all-in personality. You have to become that person.
Simply being handed jobs in the film will not get you a career in it. Getting on set by the merit of your own efforts is what will give you the kind of reputation with professionals that will net you consistent work. They respect the people that are self-made and that image they have is where your success comes from.
I can teach you how to get on set and get mentors once you’re there. That’s the hard part. Once you’re on set you only need to be your best self, the confident you. If you bring great energy to set and you work your ass off, professionals will recognize that and want to help you out. They’ll become the mentors that teach you the skills and knowledge you need to move up onto higher level shoots. They’ll pass you work as well
It won’t happen overnight, but that’s good. The struggle is what makes you grow. Pushing through when you aren’t sure how things will work out is what turns you into an amazing, top-performing person in the industry. If you start to doubt yourself, keep going over why you want to get into film. Focus on the goal.
Improving your self image takes practice and you can and should be practicing it as much as you can, on and off set. When I got into the film industry I didn’t know how it was all going to work out or how exactly I was going to get to the top level. I just knew that no matter what, I was going to get there. Outside the industry, I was pushing myself as well. I crashed banking conferences, talking to everyone I could, finding whatever way into that world that I could, and got into real estate banking. Was that something I had any real knowledge of beforehand? Did I know what I was doing?
No! But I learned how. I just kept pushing forward toward the goal. I visualized the place I wanted to be and actualized it.
This is exactly what you need to do to become a top professional in the film industry. It’s perfectly fine if you don’t know much now. You can learn everything you need to know, just like I did. All you need is to commit to the kind of life you want and be willing to do anything and everything to get it.