Nick LaRovere, Co-Owner of Occulus Films, was recently featured by local professional film and video production organization Arizona Filmmakers. During the conversation, Nick provided insight and advice to those new to the industry and looking to become established and grow in skill and connections. Here at Occulus Films, we feel it is important to be a part of the community, share experience, and help others in the industry.
If you'd like to watch the interview, check it out here:
For some more advice from Nick on gaining experience, gaining connections, and establishing yourself in the film and video production industry, read on.
Nick LaRovere on Becoming Established in The Film & Video Production Industry
"It's all about who you know," says Nick. "If you want to be involved in this industry, you have to get out there and meet people. Get involved in projects, even if they're small or unpaid at first. The more experience you have, the better your chances of being hired for paid gigs."
Nick also recommends getting involved with local organizations like Arizona Filmmakers. "These types of organizations are great networking resources. They can help you connect with other professionals in the industry and learn about new opportunities."
Nick LaRovere on Growing Your Skillset
"Invest in yourself," says Nick. "Take classes, get certifications, and learn new software. The more skills you have, the more valuable you will be to potential employers." Nick also stresses the importance of staying current with industry trends. "What's hot today might be old news tomorrow. You need to be constantly learning and keeping up with the latest trends if you want to be successful in this business."
Want to get into film or video production?
If you're interested in getting into the film and video production industry, Occulus Films Co-Owner Nick LaRovere has some words of wisdom for you. According to Nick, it's all about who you know and taking advantage of networking opportunities. He also advises invest in yourself by taking classes and becoming certified in new software. Lastly, stay current with industry trends by learning something new every day. If you can do all those things, you'll be well on your way to a successful career in film and video production!
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