Sunday, January 9, 2011
entertainment industry coach question 675:What should my next step be from corp videos to producing Films?
The next step will have to do with researching the market. As a coach, my job isn't to know your market, my job is to give you universal tools, so here's the next steps for you, no matter where you live:
1. Research the market; who is doing what you want to do successfully?
2. Research the people; who are the people who've transitioned from Corporate Video to Film?
3. Start building a reel of narrative work. As someone who wants to produce, seek out projects that you believe in.
4. GET MENTORS!!!!
5. Join entertainment organizations for filmmakers, for TV, and for documentary, and start establishing new relationships.
Even if you had no background in corporate video, and wanted to break in, these are the steps you would take. You have an advantage because of your background so use that in your conversations. Know what your background brings as an advantage for producing the type of work that interests you.
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