How to work when you’re worrying

When you know how to work when you’re worrying, then you’ll be a powerful force in the film industry. Most people get nervous about working in the film industry. Opportunities abound to make a big impact on the world, and you can connect with top industry insiders on set. The key is to work anyway. The last thing you want is for worry to derail your career. Everyone in this industry has their fears. We think that the more we worry the more we can figure things out. All of your worrying is only going to make you suffer. Once you realize that everyone is worried about something, you understand that everyone is having a similar experience. You aren’t unique. Everyone else wants to look good, just like you. You…

Black lives matter thoughts

I thought I had this morning as I am reading the news and learning more about black lives matter, history, oppression and reading about these police forces. I’m wondering, even in the wake of understanding the racism out there that exists, and it is something that our black people have been putting up with their whole lives, and now the world is getting educated on what that has been and how that feels. So I’m wondering, how do we go forward? For someone who is black, what kind of worldview do we need to have to be able to have success? so that we are in a great state and can create these amazing lives that we all want? Of course we all know that being angry, or being guarded,…

My Story: Breaking into a who-you-know industry

My story: Breaking into a who-you-know industry. I never attended film school, and I am at the top of my field. There is a different way than film school to get into the film industry. Getting on set is a matter of networking with the right people. Most people approach the film industry the same way they do the corporate world. The problem with this is that there are tons of people who want to get inside. They send resumes cold or ask for coffee, which usually doesn’t work. Film professionals easily get hundreds of resumes a week and they often don’t bother to look at them. The reality is that most insiders already have their people. They are working in a fast paced environment. They want to be assured…

This is how you get any job you want in the film industry

This is how you get any job you want in the film industry. Become an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, gaffer, grip – whatever it is. Many roads to craft jobs go through production assistant work. When you’re a production assistant, you’re the support for the entire shoot. Many people out of film school, as well as others who want to zoom straight into their crafts often don’t understand how valuable production assistant work is. It’s best to keep a good attitude and an open mind. Working as a production assistant is the fastest way to network quickly into your craft. You go fast because as a PA, you learn all the details to get good. On set is the only place to learn the film industry. Many people who…

Unsure How To Get Into The Film Industry? | Try every department | Become a PA

Unsure of how to get into the film industry? Try every department. Become a PA. Film industry jobs are made of specialized crafts. Working as a production assistant gives you the opportunity to try out many different departments. The production assistant is the support for the entire production. This means you can see the crafts in action, be it wardrobe or make up or anything else that interests you. The production assistant is the entry level job for the film industry, so it’s important to keep an open mind about it. Some people don’t like the idea of starting with an entry level job. If you are unwilling to work as a PA, you aren’t going to work. Start as a production assistant because it is the fastest way to…

Your shortcut into the film industry without film school or acting school

What is your shortcut into the film industry without film school or acting school? The cost of film school is extremely high, and it may not get you the work you want. Top film schools and film making courses do some teaching in a classroom instead of a real set. You’ll spend a lot of money to start out in the same entry level job as others do without the degree. The  cost of going to film school can be as much as $100,000. Many people who go to film school wind up in debt. Four years is also a large chunk out of your life. Think about how old you’ll be four years from now. You can learn film making on set and get paid to learn. As a…

Want to work for the BBC? Want to make $1500 per day? Friends in Film baby!

Want to work for the BBC? Want to make $1500 per day? Friends in Film baby! The A-List Work Study Program shows a different way to get into the industry and learn while you’re on set. Don’t go into massive debt to get into the film industry. Most people who want to break into the film industry go to film school, going deep into debt. They don’t understand the reality of the business. The film industry runs on connections. When you start out, your resume or your technical skills often isn’t the most important thing. Everyone starts out as a production assistant, whether they went to film school or not. Film professionals usually want to get to know you first. They often want to know if you are good to…

More info: How a pandemic will change the industry (and why it might be good news for you)

Here is more info: How a pandemic will change the industry (and why it might be good news for you). The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered film production. From coast to coast to across the world, cameras are sitting idle and studios are closed. Don’t assume that nothing is happening, though. Think about all the stuff you’ve been watching at home. You can’t even live without entertainment. Most people look at uncertainty and get nervous. Uncertainty paralyzes people from taking action and doing. This pandemic has definitely thrown us into uncertain times. We are in a time of unique opportunity to launch your career. It is certain that filming will start up again. The signs are already there. Procedures are being put in place and plans to film are already being…

How to Get Film Jobs Without Looking Desperate

One of the top concerns beginners have when starting out in the film industry is how to get film jobs without looking desperate. They want something and they’re nervous about asking for it. It’s a common worry, one people could easily overcome. The main issue people have is that they are in their own heads, thinking about themselves. When we’re stuck in our heads, it affects our entire personality. We give off the wrong vibes, and that affects our relationships. In a business that thrives on relationships, we want to do everything to build the bonds that keep us working. We’ve all been beginners at some point, and most of us have had these concerns. We get stuck in our heads, worried about how we look and giving off the…

Why Auditioning Doesn’t Work

For those of you who want to be actors, the first step to success is to discover why auditioning doesn’t work. Using auditions is the traditional way, and that doesn’t work anymore. For example would you try to find your way into the industry via a traditional acting agency route? The film industry has changed a great deal. You need to do things in a way that others aren’t. The faster you learn how, the sooner you will be a regularly working actor. There are millions of actors out there, and way too many film schools and acting schools. Auditioning doesn’t work because the film industry is a relationship business. At an audition, you’re competing with hundreds of other actors, and going in cold. You can’t go in cold! Auditions…