If you are an emerging filmmaker then you know first hand how pursuing your career right now can be even more challenging than it was for the fledgling group of contenders who came before you. First off, most of the big video stream subscribe companies will not touch the work of a newbie.
“Okay,” your say to yourself, “That is fine because I am going to put my film online and charge people to view it.”
One would think that now, thanks to access to the web and top level streaming video, it should be easier than ever to show your movie online and get people to shell out to see it. If your digital motion picture has has won a lot of the important awards and has a celeb in it, the going is gonna be tough.
We’re talking about a fiction picture here. If your work is nonfiction and tells the view how to do something they are desperately hungry to learn about and can’t find anywhere else to acquire this knowledge, you could do okay.
But if you already made your film and it has a fictional storyline with no celebs, no big trophies and no high production value (although sometimes you don’ need this) then get ready to climb the gigantic towering mountain.
Don’t get us wrong. We’re not saying that there’s no hope or way for you to buck the odds, some have. But, you have your work cutout for you.
But let us say you are early in the curve of your status, and do not want to do a horrible 9 to 5 gig, then you have probably looked into doing online course videos. If you are already doing this, good for you.
But if you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to check out some of the top companies doing it that are just an internet search away. You know the kind of instructional teaching flicks we are talking about. Ones that have a title that start with “How to,” then fill in the rest.
But remember. You need to have a topic you are teaching that no one else has, and in the best scenario, is unable to be copied because you or someone you know is the leading expert and is in your educational video.
Again, we are not trying to discourage you because doing a digital breakthrough is possible, but sadly, statistically, is not likely. But if you are one of the chosen few who can do this, we would LOVE to be wrong!