When you first start college, it's fun and exciting to sit down, pick a degree, and then imagine your life in that area of study when you graduate. However, after graduate, things can suddenly turn into a reality and leave you feeling like you'll never be able to find a career in your field of study. If you studied film in college, then this may especially ring true.
Even though you may have had big hopes and dreams of landing a career with a big film production company in Hollywood, the chances are that you're still working at the same fast food joint you worked at throughout college. So, how can you hang up your burger and fries gear and pursue a job in the film industry? Let's take a closer look and see. Read on to learn more.
You may be surprised to learn that there are actually a lot of career opportunities in the film industry on the video editing side of things. Whether you find a job working as a video editor for an animation company or if you just edit videos for a local news agency, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get your foot in the door, get some experience, and hopefully turn your experience into a career.
You may not have had visions in college of shooting wedding videos for people, but this is an industry where there are jobs. Plus, if you get really good at wedding videography, you may be able to get your name out there and be featured in local wedding magazines to give you more clientele. Make sure that when you're starting out that you make the videography style unique to you so that you stand out from other videographers in the wedding industry.
Take a Risk
If you really want to make it big, then you should consider risking it all and starting a film on your own. Reach out to other people who studied film with you and see if they are interested in starting a new production and then entering it into a local film festival. If you are worried about a budget, consider starting a kick starter campaign to get some funding.
Having a film degree may seem like you made a mistake but there are plenty of ways that you can put it to goo duse, and these are just a few of them.