The best of the film producers in the world haven’t had it easy acquiring the reputation they have earned for themselves, today. The role and responsibilities of a film producer concerns every aspect from creating to producing a film, namely;
- Creating concept notes
- Story writing
- Seeking funds
- Acquiring artwork
It is the film producer that makes sure every aspect is streamlined and coordinated.
Intern with the best
Apart from attending a reputed school to learn the minute aspects of film-making and producing, preparation best comes through joining as an intern with the honchos around. Film schools help one to
- Hone their talents and skills
- Create a portfolio
- Showcase one’s experience
- Offers internships to work as an assistant to popular producers
Film producers these days are armed with a graduate degree from reputed schools of film-making. Most are bestowed with a degree in fine arts, where eminent faculty members and industry experts share their talents, skills and knowledge with students on how to be business minded and creative at the same time.
The old adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day” holds true here. Irrespective of the size of the studio, production house or television network, if one has the chance to intern or seek apprenticeship from, go right ahead and make the best use of it. Sometimes students aren’t paid for the mammoth tasks they are given, but the experience and everything related to film production, business and marketing would come in handy.
Join social networking sites and forums online, related to film-making and production. Networking helps with;
- Best practice sharing,
- Distributing an individual’s portfolio,
- Gaining real time feedback and help,
- Appreciating an eager learner, and
- Connections with the honchos and more.
Media people are busy people, and they may take time to reply, hence be patient. If you are ready to shed inhibitions and work for free (most cases), success would be yours.
Study the market
You have to understand the needs and desires of the audience, or else making the mark wouldn’t happen. While climbing the ladders of success, it would be wise to carry on learning as much as you can; you never know how trends change at the blink of an eye. Thanks to the advancement of technology, entertainment and media is always evolving. One has to keep thorough contact with the real world, and also know the niche in which you want to make movies on.
Don’t give up
In most cases, newbie’s into the world of production have faced rejection. Even the well-known names of today have had to face the whip at some point in their lives. Not giving up and never accepting failure should be the driving force, and be positive about your aspirations and dreams.
When you have made up your mind to tell the world a story from your own eyes and vivid imagination, be gut sure that it would be told. Who knows, maybe one of the international film festivals would see you rubbing shoulders with the best!