Making a living as a Filmmaker in 2019

Are you a filmmaker struggling to make a living in 2019? With the rise of digital platforms and the ever-changing landscape of media consumption, it can be difficult to carve out a successful career in the film industry. However, with the right approach and a willingness to adapt, it is still possible to make a living as a filmmaker in 2019. In this blog, we will explore the challenges facing filmmakers today and provide practical solutions for navigating the industry. From leveraging social media and online platforms to diversifying your skill set, we’ll cover everything you need to know to thrive as a filmmaker in 2019.

Making a Living as a Filmmaker in 2019

What’s up guys, I’m actually in Switzerland at the moment and I’m in the Swiss Alps in a really beautiful little town called Verbier. It’s been a pretty crazy journey from start man, there’s so much to it. Even though I’m kind of where I want to be in terms of becoming full-time as a creative, I know there’s a lot of other people out there who still might be in the beginning stages or it’s still their dream to take their creative passion and turn it into a full-time job.

Tips for Turning Full-Time as a Creative

So, while it is a beautiful day outside, it is just far too cold to film out there. I think it’s like negative six or negative seven degrees and my hand was just shaking trying to hold the camera. So, let’s move inside now and get into my top five tips for making it as a full-time creative, full-time filmmaker, or photographer – whatever it is that you’re into.

1. Be Prolific

Everyone’s journey as a filmmaker is different, but mine started out like many others do, just doing filmmaking and photography as a hobby. It was essentially learning by doing. The more projects you take on, the more experience and skills you’ll gain. This will help you become known as the go-to person for your friends and family. This will lead to word-of-mouth opportunities and eventually, paid work.

2. Under Promise and Over Deliver

For every opportunity you get, you need to be going above and beyond for that client to really surprise and delight them. Even small gestures, like buying a small gift for your client, will help to separate you from the rest of the market and will lead to recommendations and more jobs in the future.

3. Get Testimonials

Testimonials are huge. They help potential clients overcome the barrier of not exactly knowing if you’re going to do a good job or not. Putting testimonials up on your social media or on your website will really help potential clients have confidence in your ability to deliver exactly what they’re after.

Those are my top 3 tips for turning full-time as a creative. Stay tuned for the next two tips in my next article!

FAQ: Making a Living as a Filmmaker in 2019

1. Is it still possible to make a living as a filmmaker in 2019?

Yes, it is still possible to make a living as a filmmaker in 2019. With the rise of streaming platforms and the demand for original content, there are more opportunities for filmmakers than ever before.

2. What are some ways to make money as a filmmaker?

Some ways to make money as a filmmaker include producing and directing films, creating content for online platforms, working as a cinematographer or editor, and providing services for corporate videos or commercials.

3. How important is networking in the film industry?

Networking is crucial in the film industry. Building relationships with other professionals can lead to job opportunities, collaborations, and the chance to showcase your work to a wider audience.

4. What skills are essential for a successful filmmaking career?

Essential skills for a successful filmmaking career include storytelling, technical proficiency with cameras and editing software, project management, and the ability to work well with a team.

5. Are there any resources or organizations that can help filmmakers succeed?

Yes, there are numerous resources and organizations that can help filmmakers succeed, such as film schools, industry associations, and online platforms for funding and distribution.

I hope you find useful my article Making a living as a Filmmaker in 2019, I also recommend you to read my other posts in my blog at this link.

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