I studied film in college but that was years ago. I’m an avid adventure seeker and can’t shake the thought of working as an adventure filmmaker, but I can’t see a way in without the right connections. How does someone get started in the industry?

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There is no easy path. Get involved with your local filmmaking community and attend workshops and screenings. This will help you meet other filmmakers and learn from their experience. And start making your own films and sharing them online. This will help you build a portfolio of work and showcase your talents.

Yeah.I think you have to build your network slowly and steadily before taking the plunge. You can start working on a reel that way and then branch off into making your own films

I honestly don't know the industry well, but I would recommend you make some films like the ones you'd like to get to work on and upload them to YouTube. Having your work online is the best way for someone else to find you, and making is the best way to improve your work. Good luck!

I'd definitely say it's possible you get in with little to no experience. Attitude is everything in this industry. Put a smile on and shake a hand, connect with people on LinkedIn .

Yea, it is very difficult without knowing someone. Only reason I ever got any work was because I started dating someone who was an Art Director. Got to do some pretty cool stuff but feels like it's all really exclusive.

Build a good portfolio. Just start making what you think suits your style and what aligns with your vision. Are there any good film communities around your area that you could participate in? It'll do you good to have insights from people in the industry that can share their experience.

There really isn't an easy way in. I started by joining communities and workshops. Through the process, I met people who spoke life into me. But it took a lot of effort, time, and courage on my part. Hang in there! Perseverance is key.

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