The number of departments in the film industry is vast. You need to first identify which area you would most like to work in so that you can specifically target that area and customize your portfolio submission to that department. Start off small. If you can't get onto a great job immediately, start on much smaller projects. Find young filmmakers in your area and team up with them. Offer to work for free. The work they get you to do will enhance your portfolio.
If you are struggling to find others:
• Approach local government agencies and councils to find out how to contact the appropriate people.
• Look online, talk to the local colleges and universities,
• Put an ad in the local paper. There will always be other people like yourself trying to get going in this career.
If you have no access to others, start some small projects yourself! Choose a challenge and pursue it until you achieve a result. Try again and again until you start to assemble some work you are proud of. Document it well. Take good photographs or copies of your work as these are essential for your portfolio.
I am a New Zealand born concept artist looking to break into... Read more.
I am a New Zealand born concept artist looking to break into the Film industry. I've specialised in concept design and illustration here in Australia for the last 5 years as part of the game industry, but have much passion and a deep drive to answer what I believe is my true calling; creating world class concept art for imaginative Film. You have provided a wonderful starting point for me here... and though the road is long to get to where I need to be, I'll enjoy the journey and grow with each step. Thanks Weta, this is tops advice :)
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