Reply To: Do I even like filmmaking???

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Avatarbobspez
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For me it’s just a hobby. Doing any art for a career is a long shot, because you don’t know if you will be any good at it, if you can handle the art end and the business end, if you can work well with both creative and business types, if you can make a decent living at it. The old adage repeated for every hopeful in the arts is “don’t quit your day job”.
What are you studying in college? How are you supporting yourself? Can you switch to a film school? If you are thinking you will be the next Quentin Tarantino the odds are a million to one against you. If you just want to make a living in the field and you have no contacts, maybe film school is a way to get the credentials and contacts you would need. At any rate, you will find out quickly if it’s the field for you.
Since I was in grammar school I wanted to be a lawyer, based on episodes of the Perry Mason show. I got my 4 year college degree in Political Science and went to law school for a year. After completing the first year of law school I realized this was not how I wanted to spend the rest of my life, and changed my plans. You don’t know what a career or field is really like until you are in it. No one here has a crystal ball.

  • This reply was modified 10 months ago by Avatarbobspez.
  • This reply was modified 10 months ago by Avatarbobspez.

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