chapter  11
11 Pages

Professional and career opportunities

WithDonald L. Diefenbach, Anne E. Slatton

The final chapter of the book guides the reader through next steps to advance their career in video production. Students are encouraged to explore various entry-level opportunities and the role of internships and networking are discussed. The chapter examines the importance of the professional showreel in career development and client recruitment. The value of submitting to film festivals is examined. While many people think of Hollywood when considering careers in film and video production, the chapter explores the broader world of possibilities in medium and smaller markets as well. The chapter ends with advice for those interested in going independent, including the various business forms used to start companies.