Video: 5 Tips for Aspiring Film Majors

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Oct   2017

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Are you an aspiring Film major? If so, Morgan has five tips to help improve your videography skills and strengthen your portfolio. Check out the video below!

Talk to your professors and classmates for advice (0:13)

Making short films isn’t easy to do alone. Confiding in a small crew of students and/or professors will provide you with good advice, insight, and extra help when you need it. Your professors are also a great resource for opportunities they have connections to that can boost your portfolio and résumé.

Always be on the lookout for internships (0:38)

The best way to learn is through experience! Internships also bring you closer to job opportunities through networking.

Watch a lot of movies and take notes (0:50)

Watch movies and write down techniques the director used that you like and want to master for your own videos.

Make as much art as you can (0:56)

The more you practice filmmaking, the better your movies will become. The better your movies are, the stronger your portfolio will become. 

Recruit actors from high school drama clubs (1:10)

If you don’t know where to get actors, local high school drama clubs are a great place to look. A lot of students are looking for participation credits, so it’s a win-win situation.

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