Many asked me how to get to the next level and I want to know this myself. Hollywood is kind of the holy grail and every filmmakers secret dream. But how do you get there?
In today’s episode I have a very special guest on my show. His name is Daniel Kaufman, he is a Hollywood commercial director and has directed over 400 commercials with clients like Budweiser, Walmart, xBox, NFL, Ikea, Mattel, McDonalds. The list is endless. He will share with us what it takes to get to Hollywood, what strategies to employ for the fastest way to the top, he is talking about if you need to be born as a director or can you learn it? He walks us through what kind of qualities someone needs in order to break in into the film industry, what career killers to avoid.
Wow, I’m writing this second post with shaking hands. We just got accepted through iTunes and now it’s really real. EntreFilmmaker Podcast “Live Your Dream” is now happening, and I’m so excited to pump out all the content that we have planned for you.
I made my first film a little over two years ago. (I’ve been making commercials and promos for years, but this was my first short feature.) We were hired by a private person who wanted to produce a film for his cause and interest. He knew us from our work with non-profits, and he was eager to make a short 30-minute TV pilot.
Now, as exciting this whole endeavor was, it obviously comes with a price tag. It was our first kind of feature short film. So, the whole process was different from producing commercials and image films. In this episode I want to walk you through the ups and downs about our first production of this kind. As you might know by now, I believe very much in failing forward. I kind of see this project as a failure from my point of view. But it was a failure that was necessary in order to move on to the next step.
Man, this is our first Podcast episode. I’m so stocked. This is after the video posts our second building block of the EntreFilmmaker platform: Podcasts. In this episode of “Live Your Dream” my wife Margelit and I discuss and share with you why now is the best time to get into the video and filmmaking business ever. You know, many think that the market is already over saturated, video gear is more affordable then ever and that brings a lot of people flooding into the video and film production market. Production budgets have never been lower then today. TV is seeing it’s viewers dwindling. But the internet opens new doors and opportunities. We’ll share with you how you can make all of that to your advantage and get started today.
Most film & video pros miss really out on this opportunity. If you do not use this trick you probably loose out on half or your potential projects that come your way. You know, when we are looking to buy something we are looking what other people say about the product or service that we are about to purchase. The same happens when clients are looking forward to work with you, wether you are a DP, producer, editor, make up artist anyone servicing the film and video industry. But most of us don’t use this trick to eliminate buying and hiring hesitation. And I get this because when clients hire production companies or talents it is an investment that no none wants to loose. Especially when hired the first time.