The most important thing is that you have the confidence to put yourself out there and ask for your money. You will be amazed of how many film/TV/music/graphic design clients will give you a shot. Remember to always ask for a percentage of your first fee. You want to get to a point where you actually think that you know what you are doing.
It is very important to keep a professional attitude. I used to tell clients that the only job I had ever done was a job that I did for the Army. No matter that you did a lot of things differently in life (or had done many jobs) as long as you are a professional you will get clients. A professional personality and attitude is what you need if you want to secure a job in the film industry.
What do I do if my film is rejected? Am I just going to sit on my hands?
The first and most important thing is that you are not going to think you’ve done anything wrong. If you have put any thought into how your film might be received, the film should have been rejected months ago. The film is ready to go, and there has never been a problem with it. If you’re being left out of the final cut of your film, you need to start thinking about the film like a pro. Do you even want to try again? Yes. Yes, you should.
Why bother? Because you have already been working hard and you have a full crew behind you, and you are confident that you can deliver on time. You have the confidence in yourself that you will deliver, and have done work that you know is acceptable to the film industry.
The reason you’ll usually not get as many film/TV/music and graphic design contracts is that people don’t have confidence in you or the work you’re making. They think that you’ve failed and are wasting their time. If you show your work, people will come back to you when your film project is over. I’ve had clients put their trust in me and ask me to help them with their projects because I didn’t waste my time being ‘taken off their hands’.
It really comes down to how confident you are in your skills, and the film. Most of the time, a film project is a one or a few takes, and the decision is not really up to you unless you have the ability to finish your film quickly because even if the job is done quickly, your film will
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