After reading through week 2 i became very interested in how as a film maker i can earn money. The lecture discusses how to make a living from different job opportunities, advertisement along with how to get funding to produce a film. This topic i found very interesting as it relates to my field very well.
Getting an income by producing/ making films is tough as their is weeks without receiving money as its more of an commission type job rather than a salary. This means you might need to
have a part time job and balance the two. Currently i believe i manage this well as i have a part time job as a crew trainer at McDonald’s. Yes, it isn’t a very well paying or rewarding job but it isn’t very hard and able to have very flexible hours which suits the studying lifestyle.
However, their is issues with having part time work as it could result in being over worked and not allowing you to produce your best work. A quote from Walt Disney;
We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.
– Walt Disney
So, If we make movies to make money to make more because we love what we do it makes sense not to over work cause why would you want to produce bad films. Another, thing discussed was how to get funding raised . For film their are numerous ways to get funding for instance; Kickstarter and Patreon. These two websites are designed to advertise their pitch and get crowdfunding to produce the film. Another option which i think in the future i would take advantage of is Product placement which is advertising a product within your film for money. Alot of big hollywood movies do this for instance, “I, Robot and Spaceballs also showcase futuristic cars with the Audi and Mercedes-Benz logos clearly displayed on the front of the vehicles.” Therefore by doing this the product would be receiving more publicity resulting in more sales.
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