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Maya367 views

Where should I intern if I’m interested in film?

Where should I intern If I want to have a job in cinema. I live in a small town but would really want some background experience to help in college and to put on my resume.

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CareerVillage Office Hours470 views

How to become a Director?

Share your journey & guide aspiring Directors on their path! Note: We've seen a lot of interest in this career, so we're looking for guidance from our community of professionals.

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Serena725 views

How can I make money with a communications degree?

I will start college in January 2025 as a junior because of my college credits (I’m a photography intern now at my community college). I originally applied to an art school to pursue filmmaking editing but was waitlisted so I decidedto pursue communications (media production) at another school was a close second. But I’m worried that I won’t make any money or won’t end up with atleast a job out of college. My dream job/goal is to edit aesthetic videos , I love cinematography but I am struggling to learn premier pro without a in person teacher and junior year is the year for internships. Should I stick with the communications major and see where it leads me, eventually learning how to edit on my own? Or Should I just major in finance for money and minor in photography on the side ? Any advice would help 🥲

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Luke558 views

How can teenagers realistically portray adults when acting? #Sping2024

I am a 16 year old interested in making my career in film acting, directing, writing, and producing. I am creating a TV sitcom set in 1950s New York. All of my actors will be high schoolers, who will be portraying adults. How can I sell the idea to distributors such as Tubi, even though adult characters are being played by teens.

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Luke429 views

How can I get funding for a high school student run TV show? #Spring2024

I am a 16 year old making a TV sitcom set in the early 1950s. Our theatre department, which I am involved in, has costumes and props, but I need money to build the sets. How should a high schooler get funding for such a big project?

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Halle538 views

What are some tips to get into the film industry for someone who is still in college?

I am a film major in my 2nd semester of college I want to be a creative director for film. I have little connections and I need some tips for success.

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Sourav740 views

How a film director can collaborate with a worldwide film directors, and make new film's with together, and how they can find a producer for their future project's?

Expecting film directors to collaborate.

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Kay1053 views

I am 30, a freelance writer, ADHD, with too many interests, confused what to choose. Any help?

I have multiple interests like filmmaking, movies, art/digital art, fiction writing/novel, screenwriting, basically anything related to story and the craft of storytelling in any medium- writing, visual, etc. With that, I am also too driven for pyschology, self-help, sprituality and philosphy stuff. Then some business aspect with blogging or online stuff attracts me too with the same with Youtube. I am fascinated with content creation for a long time. Having diagnosed with adhd, choosing one thing feels painful and like i am leaving a part of my personality behind, missing out. Even though i entertained the fact that i can be all or most or some one by one over time, and not have to choose. you know the specialization vs generalization thing. But struggling with the concept of not being master in one as well. Any help on this, any resource or anything will be great!

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Kaylee792 views

I’m interested in learning about what A Day in the Life was like for a Film maker?

I’m interested in learning about what A Day in the Life was like for a film maker. So far I have learned that the people tend to collab to have films done faster , but I would also like to know how this can affect the way the film looks/feels.

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John633 views

Industry vs Freelancing vs Indie directing?

Is freelancing the same as Indie directing? What separates these three? What are some pros and cons of all three? How do I succeed in each? And how do I switch from one to the other, such as switching from Industry directing to Freelancing? Will I have more control over the movie if I choose to freelance? Google has not helped me one bit.

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Ethan675 views

What are the possibilities of a job shadowing for music production or film making in Columbus Ohio as a 16 year old?

I am a 16 year old sophomore interested in learning more about how I can continue in my passion for film-making with other teens and making my own music in the studio through music production. I also play guitar and keyboard for instruments. I wanna find more filmmakers or producers that can help me and find summer programs I can join.

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Evan1999 views

What are the best colleges for film majors in California (how about out of state?)?

I have been thinking about majoring in film, so is there any input on any colleges that are reputable for their film majors and/or alumni?

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Enzo Severino1273 views

Is it worth it to do a certificate program before going to college?

I am 19 years old and I was thinking about doing a certificate program on my field of interest (advertising, communication, filmmaking) as I still don't know exactly what major I would like to study.

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danika357 views

For film and television production, how do I meet new people and find more experiences?

I am currently starting school studying film and television production and I want to be as prepared for my future as possible. Thank you!

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Isaiah414 views

Do I have to stick to just one thing?

I know that I want to go into the entertainment industry but I’m not sure if I want to animate, direct, or act. Is it possible to do all three and still be successful? Also if I can’t but I’m also not sure which I want to stick with, what should I do when selecting my major?

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hannah411 views

Hi!What would you suggest if you wanted to get started on a film career (whether that be on the screen or production team), as a teenager in high school? Thank you!?

I am also wondering which colleges would you recommend and what i should have on my resume to be considered. Also, how to immerse myself in film within my community.

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Taea440 views

How do I know which college is best for me?

I'm not entirely sure what I want to do for my future but I'm leaning towards film and/or fashion. Though, I'd really like to go to an Ivy League.

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Isla533 views

What is the typical salary for filmmaking? Would having another career affect your main job?

If you were to be a filmmaker would having another job interfere with a side job

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Hannia523 views

What made you choose working on a film crew? Are there certain qualities that help you be more efficient at what you do?

I am 18 and in High School. I enjoy films and would like to work behind the scenes.

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Hunter673 views

Which college would be better to go to?

I'm currently deciding between two colleges right now, Binghamton University and University of Colorado Boulder. I'm leaning towards Boulder however I don't know if leaving New York would grant me the same opportunities as Colorado would. My hope is to go into the film industry but I'm going to get a degree in Physics/Computer Science as well as a fall back.

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Shana953 views

What jobs in the film industry deal with the music and soundtrack of a film?

I really love music and film. What jobs in the film industry control and choose the music used in a film's soundtrack? Is composing the soundtrack for a film an actual job?

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Shana1134 views

Is attending film school necessary to work in the film industry?

I've heard people argue that film school is a waste of time and you can succeed in the film industry without going to school. What are the benefits of attending film school? Is it hard to find work in the film industry if you do not attend film school?

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James498 views

How do I know what part of filmmaking is best for me?

What's the deal with filmmaking? I know I'm interested in being some part of the process, but what are the requirements and types of work for different roles?

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Aaron537 views

I would like to go to school for film what is the best way for me to start?

I have been interested in film for a while and right now I want to know where is the best starting point for me right now. At the moment I am just writing stories that I feel like writing. Because a person like me I want to work on something that I care about. So where is the best starting point for me right now?

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C316 views

Student in film Questions?

What motivates you to get up in the morning and work? What helps when your feeling stressed at work are with at-home situations? What is Comunicaton like with co-workers as your on the job

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Orion412 views

How do you get a "set" as a low budget film maker?

I'm looking to get a set location to film, but I don't know where to start seeing as it is a very low budget project any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Hattie527 views

Is having a degree an advantage?

Is having a college degree in acting/theater/film an advantage to an aspiring film or stage actor?

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mv0023520 views

is major in business administration along with minor in some other sub same as Bachelors of business administration(bba)

i love filmmaking and i always wanted to start my own business.i havent chosen which one i want to choose as my career after highschool and i want to know if there is a chance i can learn both in college.if i take business as major and filmmaking as minor in a university will it have the same value as a bachelors degree?

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Jack696 views

I looking to be a film and video editor

I have 5 questions about this job 1. What is the best place to start practicing 2. What are some programs to have/avoid 3. Wat are good schools to go to 4. What is the best way to practice 5. What is your favorite part of the job

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Bartholomew Davis IV633 views

What has been your biggest challenge, and how did you overcome it?

I am doing some research on the career of Producers/Directors.

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