Nothing compares to the naiveté of doing something for the first time, according to Brantley Dunaway. You’re nervous, apprehensive, and excited all at the same time. You’re giddy with anticipation for the delights that await you. Then there’s the actual first-time experience, which is what you expect. You probably have no idea what you were expecting, but you know it wasn’t like that. It’s the same way when it comes to starting a career in the film industry. Your expectations for life as a filmmaker will almost certainly get tested, and some of them will prove unreasonable, such as the ones outlined here.
- You’ll be very wealthy and well-known.
Your friends and relatives constantly refer to you as the next Steven Spielberg, or tell you that when you get big, you’ll be able to buy them a house, a new car, or “don’t forget about me in the credits!” It’s all in good fun, and there’s nothing wrong with having your dreams supported, but the possibilities of this happening aren’t as good as your family would want. They’re so less that they’re incomprehensible.
- You get to rub elbows with Hollywood’s A-listers.
Outsiders seem to believe that arriving onset is similar to arriving at a party where you go around, say hello to everyone, and then sit down next to a renowned celebrity chatting to their agent to figure out what they’re going to wear on Letterman that night. So, while it may be an extreme example, there are folks who believe that working on a movie entails hanging around with Tom Cruise.
- You’ll be able to go on holiday.
Working as a freelancer appeals to many people because of its flexibility, according to Creative Leader Brantley Dunaway. Because you choose when, where, and what you work on, there are no overhead costs associated with your job. That is, at least, the plan. However, the freedom that comes with working freelance sometimes becomes a hardship. Jobs will rise and fall as quickly as air bubbles in water, popping as soon as they reach close to the surface.
- Everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.
I didn’t want to include this, but it’s an unintended consequence of the human factor in the movie business. If you’re like me, you believe in getting on through, being on an equal basis, and helping anyone in need. You feel very fortunate a fair shot, according to Brantley M. Dunaway. You may already be aware that your age, caste, sex, or footwear length have no impact on your ability to obtain employment. However, employing politics is alive and well in some works.
- Your job is creative, enjoyable, and thus straightforward.
“Filmmaking is straightforward because all you have to do is make movies! You generate ideas, point the camera, and begin filming!” If that were true, it would be fantastic. The component of the equation that is missing is the enormous amount of logistics that go into filming. According to Brantley M. Dunaway, even on a small set, a great deal of planning, setup, and foresight are required.