So, you want to get started working in video production?
That's cool. The more the merrier, we say. Whether you want to be a director, DP, producer, AC, or any of the other important roles in video production - it all starts with a passion. Then start to level up your skill, experience, and learn to take some good advice.
That's where Pixel Planet Studio's Director of Photography, John Stanchina, comes in to help. In his Pixel Byte video, he talks through five things to do, or rather stop doing, if you want to break into video production and/or work for a video production company.
He's been doing this a while, so he knows what he's talking about.
If you can't make the time to watch it, or just don't want to - I'll sum it up for you.
Top Five Tips for Getting into Video Production
Stop watching YouTube: Seems counterintuitive when the goal is to actually be making videos (some of which will end up on YouTube), but the important takeaway is -- only watch trusted content.
Buying gear is overrated: Invest in a handful of universal equipment, but renting allows precise customization for each job.
Craft > Gear: Focus more on honing your craft than on the fancy gear.
Experience is KING (or QUEEN, if you prefer): The best way to learn and elevate your craft is by experience. So take a job as a PA or intern, if you can.
Learn how to light: Technology aside, learn the art of lighting. Periodt.
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