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 production assistant, you can foster relationships with insiders. You’ll not only get on set, but also develop lasting relationships with the people who can accelerate your career.
Most people are surprised to learn they have skills from real life they can apply to the set – skills that didn’t come from film school. Just by taking an inventory of those skills, you’ll be confident and comfortable working around experienced insiders.
You can learn your craft from insiders and get paid at the same time.
A-List mentor Goran was thirty years old when he started. He considered film school but didn’t go. He looked at his life and wondered where he’d be in 4 years.
He discovered he could go right to set and work as a production assistant. He’s a successful professional today.
Goran doesn’t even have to promote himself to get work. People refer him. Other people promote him as number one.
Think about the people you can get to work with. You can be around others who have the same passions that you have. It’s a great industry for lifelong friendships and personal growth.