Everyone in the film industry is closely watching how Covid 19 is changing the future of the film industry. One thing is for sure, it’s a good time to be getting into the industry to start a career in film. There will be surge of production upon re-opening. We will see changes to the way we do things on film sets, including following new guidelines like wearing PPE.
The challenge production faces when the film industry re-opens is a battle for production houses, film crews, and equipment. There is a lot of content being written right now. What’s planned for fall will still film in the fall. The content that was put on hold in the spring is also going to pick up in the fall. This means film crews will be in high demand.
There will be an explosion of work in a couple of months. Now is the time to prepare yourself for all of the work that’s coming soon.
When things re-start, you want to be out there getting scooped up for the triple work load. You want to stay informed of the changes Covid-19 will bring to film industry. Be prepared from your first day on the job.
A-List mentor Crystal is a production coordinator, producer, director’s assistant, and more recently a 2nd AD. She shares her insider knowledge with us, informing us of the regulations already put in place as well as procedures yet to be figured out.
Crystal thinks people will need to fight for their rates, since budgets for crews are set and now production needs to spend money on PPE, personnel enforcing CDC guidelines, and masks. She has seen some sets with top to bottom hazmat suits with sanitizer everywhere.
The film industry is a freelance business, which means you sometimes negotiate your rates.
Even though the times we’re living in are unusual, the techniques and methods for launching a film career remain the same.
We all learn our crafts in a mentor-to-apprentice relationship. There are many opportunities to learn your craft, right on set.
You want insiders see you as one of them. When they see you as an insider yourself, they show you how to do the craft job you really want to do.
Insiders see new film professionals as opportunities to teach them what they know. They love what they’re doing, and they’re excited to share their know-how with you.
The film industry is a fantastic place to be. Covid-19 is temporary. As production re-opens, there will be a surge of opportunity.
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Here’s what you’ll learn in this workshop:
- Freelance work you can be doing online to gain acting, VO, singing, camera, and writing experience for your resume, so you can hit the ground running when the business resumes. (It’s going to be gangbusters in 1-2 months from now!)
- Use this time to work on yourself – Overcome fear and doubt so you can put yourself out there and get working!
- What you NEED to focus on right now, first, second, third to make real progress in the next 2 months towards your PROFESSIONAL career.