The first thing you should know is that the Creative industry is a highly competitive one. That means that opportunities in this industry are very rare, so how can you stand out? How can you break into the industry with little or no experience?
While you’re still waiting for that big opportunity, as with any job, it’s important that you have a CV that explicitly expatiates the little experience, skills and abilities you have. Every single thing you do, film-related or not must be included in this CV. It’s a way of organizing your current experience and also pitching yourself to the productions you would like to work with.
You have no experience with filmmaking but you want to be the next big thing in the industry? Then you have to be prepared to be humble and scout for volunteering opportunities. These volunteering opportunities give you a chance to learn on a real life set-up and solve real problems.
This is where humility comes in. Playing small roles or taking responsibilities beneath you allows you to gain credibility, trust and soon ensures that you will become a reliable member of a team. It is easier to work your way from the bottom up while gathering the experience you need, rather than struggle with your desired position.
Whether it’s an online film school or offline, it’s important that you learn from those with experiences in filmmaking. A degree from a film school would be a great boost on your CV and could help you get more opportunities in the film industry!
A great place to start is the prestigious film school in Africa, Del-York Creative Academy, where the hands-on practical learning experience ensures that you gain the best skills for your chosen career. And also, you get to be trained by world renowned professionals who are successful practitioners themselves in the largest film or creative firms in the world.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for your preferred course in the DCA online or on-campus programs.