Busted! Don’t Believe These Filmmaking Myths!
Even though filmmaking is a very complicated art form, it is still incredibly popular among beginners. And that’s a good thing! However, because many who pick up a camera never aspire to become career filmmakers, the information they seek and are given often comes in the form of oversimplified explanations of very complex principles and concepts, creating a perfect environment for misconceptions to grow and thrive. In this blog, the experts at Shyah K. Films have debunked some of the most common myths about filmmaking education, so you’re not only better prepared to master your craft, but your business also experiences growth.
Myth 1: The best filmmaking education is only available online
False! The best filmmaking education is not available online. In-person education and networking are the best forms of education as it has been tried and tested for decades. While most filmmaker events occur in the states, Vancouver will be home to BC Video Con, a filmmaking conference in East Vancouver where film enthusiasts like you and experts can meet and learn. As an eager filmmaker, you can scour the internet for hours looking for information, some that may be conflicting, or you can invest eight hours of your time and attend a conference. Often the speakers at these conferences are trusted experts in their field.
Myth 2: It’s not worth paying for education when so much is free
We couldn’t disagree more. Yes, there is valuable content online, but there is SO MUCH out there that the best information gets lost. Whether you want to learn to be a better entrepreneur or a filmmaker, there will be conflicting messages. The information available may also be very general, which doesn’t address your needs. A paid event is created for a specific audience in mind, and if you fit within that ideal audience, then it’s worth investing a few hundred dollars. We have attended filmmaker conferences in the past, and the strategies we learned paid for themselves tenfold. Additionally, at conferences, you will meet other creatives, and a community is often supportive in ways you haven’t thought of yet.
Myth 3: Success will come by focusing on the creative side and not the business side
False! Success will come to creatives if they ensure that their business supports their creative aspirations. Creativity can be used in developing your business, so as an entrepreneur, you shouldn’t shy away from developing your strategies, marketing campaigns, web copy, etc. Ensuring your business is set up for growth, and client fulfillment will allow you to create beautiful content for more clients. Without things like financial tracking, online calendars, and marketing, as a creative, you won’t be able to scale up and take this full time - if that’s what you desire.
We recommend checking out BC Video Con next March if you’re interested in advancing both business and creative skills. This filmmaker conference will help entrepreneurs and freelancers improve business acumen and creative delivery. To learn more about BC Video Con, click here.
At Shyah K. Films, our goal is to offer businesses engaging content to attract customers and help couples relive their wedding day. We also aim to enable young creatives to make the most out of the developments in video production technology and techniques so that they can grow as entrepreneurs and creatives in their field. As professionals, we currently serve clients across Whistler, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Victoria, BC, and more. To learn all about our videography services, please click here or get in touch with us by clicking here.