We get asked all the time by aspiring filmmakers/video content producers how to break into video production? One of the first things that we tell those trying to break into the TV/Film/Video Production world is to just pick up a camera and start filming something. Doesn't matter what it is just start filming.
What I mean by this is I tell a lot of those hungry to get into this field to get a camera, you can use your cell phone now as technology moves at lightening speed, and just walk into the woods and learn how to compose a shot by shooting a tree wide, medium, and then tight. Get good and comfortable with a camera and then offer friends and family who might have businesses a free video. Anyone who is in video production has done free videos, probably more times than they care to share.
But this is a good way to learn how to frame a interview, get good b-roll, and learn how to become a storyteller, which I feel is one of the most important skills to have in video/film production if you are serious and want to make a career out of it.
We are not big on filming weddings, nothing wrong with it at all and many companies do a fantastic job with it, but it's just not our thing. But if you are an aspiring filmmaker, doing a wedding at a very low cost is also a really good way to hone your skills and if the couple getting married allow you to do the style that's become so popular these days then you could tell a really cool story about their special day.
This is very broad what we are talking about and there is certainly much more involved than just picking up a camera but that's a great place to start and will benefit you so much in the future if you can learn this skill along with many others.
Feel free to reach out to Orange St Films with any questions or comments about video production.
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