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Things to consider before pursuing a career in filmmaking

Things to consider before pursuing a career in filmmaking

A career in filmmaking can be rewarding, challenging and fulfilling. Filmmakers are creative storytellers who use visual and audio elements to convey a message, entertain an audience or express a vision. Filmmaking is a collaborative process that involves many different roles and skills, such as writing, directing, producing, editing, cinematography, sound design and more.

Before you decide to pursue filmmaking as a profession, here are some things to consider:

  • Filmmaking is a collaborative process that requires working with different people, such as actors, crew members, producers, and distributors. You need to have good communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to handle feedback and criticism.
  • Filmmaking is a competitive and uncertain industry that offers no guarantees of success or stability. You may face many rejections and failures, as well as financial and legal difficulties. You need to have a strong passion and motivation for your craft, as well as the resilience and flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Filmmaking is a demanding and time-consuming profession that requires a lot of dedication and sacrifice. You may have to work long and irregular hours, travel frequently, and deal with stressful deadlines and pressure. You need to have a good work ethic and balance, as well as the support of your family and friends.

In conclusion, filmmakers need to have a passion for their craft, a willingness to learn and adapt, and a strong work ethic. As said, filmmaking can also be competitive, demanding and stressful, as filmmakers have to deal with deadlines, budgets, technical issues and artistic differences. Filmmakers should be prepared to face challenges and overcome obstacles in their pursuit of their goals.

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'PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin

Hi, I'm OLUWANBEPELUMI Pelumi-Folarin, a filmmaker with fifteen years of experience in project and organizational management. I'm passionate about the art and craft of filmmaking and have a proven track record in publication, team building and organisational leadership. I'm currently working at AfroFilm Herald Times Ltd. where I currently serve as the creative team lead. In my free time, I enjoy watching good films/playing the piano/guitar/listening to audiobooks. Feel free to connect with me!

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